Diesel Technology

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General Diesel
Diesel Technology - General Diesel

Students enrolled in the General Diesel program are given extensive training and practical experiences in servicing all types of engines, drive trains, hydraulic systems and electrical systems found on trucks, agricultural and industrial equipment.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, Diploma
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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Case IH
Diesel Technology - Case IH

The Case IH program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with internships at a sponsoring Case IH dealership. Students receive technical training on Case IH equipment and related products through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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Komatsu
Diesel Technology - Komatsu

The Komatsu program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with internships at a sponsoring Komatsu dealership. Students receive technical training on Komatsu equipment through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Students in the Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician program receive up-to-date technical training on Caterpillar equipment and systems through a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction, and an internship at the participating Caterpillar dealer.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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John Deere Tech
John Deere Tech

The John Deere Tech program is designed to develop technically competent, professional ag equipment service technicians. This unique program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with supervised occupational experiences at a sponsoring John Deere dealership.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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Automotive and Diesel Master Technician (Diesel Tech Graduates)
Diesel Technology - General Diesel

Students enrolled in the General Diesel program are given extensive training and practical experiences in servicing all types of engines, drive trains, hydraulic systems and electrical systems found on trucks, agricultural and industrial equipment.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, Diploma
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Transportation
  • Green Technology Available


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Students in the NDSCS Diesel Technology program get hands-on training on construction, agricultural and transportation equipment from industry leaders.

The program covers:

  • Engines
  • Drive Trains
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Electrical Systems

The Diesel Technology program operates in 4 quarters, instead of 2 semesters. Students can start or stop every 8 weeks and have the option of starting in August, October, January or March.

The NDSCS Diesel Technology program is accredited by the AED Foundation.

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Diesel Technology Graduates from 2019-20 Academic Year - Includes General Diesel, Case IH, Komatsu
Graduates Registered Jobs Reported Avg. Beginning Monthly Salary High Monthly Salary Placement Rate
41 229 $3,517 $6,000 100%

NDSCS students place in Colorado TopTech Skills Competition

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05-14-2019

Students from the North Dakota State College of Science Diesel Technology program took top honors in the Colorado TopTech Skills Competition. Mason Vogeler was named the top student technician, and Dillon Bischoff placed second. The participants’ scores from each of nine categories were combined for an overall score for the competition.

Three NDSCS students were named the high scorers in multiple categories of the competition. Those students and categories are:
• Dillon Bischoff: CSA/Out of Service, Wheel End, and Precision Measuring categories
• Mason Vogeler: Electrical and Fasteners categories
• Baron Van Oosting: Written Test and Brake Station categories

By placing first overall, Mason Vogeler qualified to participate in the national competition in September. Other participants from NDSCS included Bridger Crandall and Dillon Schramm.

The TopTech Skills Competition tests the skills of diesel technicians in multiple heavy duty maintenance categories. The competition included a written test and several hands-on stations. The contest, held in Denver, was conducted by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

05-09-2019
Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

04-17-2018
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

06-01-2017
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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AED Foundation Accredits North Dakota State College of Science Diesel Programs

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04-26-2017

The AED Foundation presented Certificates of Accreditation for the Diesel Technology-Komatsu A.A.S. Degree Program and Re-Accreditation of the Diesel Technology-General and Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician A.A.S. Degree Programs at North Dakota State College of Science. “We are pleased that you have chosen to demonstrate your commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement through the accreditation process,” stated AED Foundation President Robert Henderson.

Accreditation by The AED Foundation signifies to equipment industry stakeholders that NDSCS’ programs have met rigorous industry-specific national construction equipment technical standards. It further signifies to current and prospective students that NDSCS programs provide the best in diesel-equipment technical education as defined by the industry they serve.

The term of accreditation is five years starting from the date shown on the Certificates of Accreditation. The AED Foundation relies on the awardee to maintain the standards upon which these accreditations were granted, and continue serving students with excellence. The AED Foundation currently lists 42 diesel technician programs at 32 Accredited Colleges throughout the United States and Canada. The AED Foundation recently recognized their first High School Program in Anne Arundel County, Maryland earlier this month.

“The AED Foundation is dedicated to developing and improving construction equipment industry partnerships that meet the mutual needs of local dealers, manufacturers and technical colleges,” stated AED Foundation Chairman Denny Vander Molen. “We are proud to be affiliated with North Dakota State College of Science through these accreditations, and wish ongoing success for your fine programs.”

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NDSCS students earn awards at SkillsUSA Championships

07-21-2016
North Dakota State College of Science students recently earned top honors at the national SkillsUSA Championships.

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