The Diesel Technology program is AED certified and feature a state-of-the-art laboratory designed to prepare graduates to work on highway trucks, construction equipment, forklifts, boats, recreation vehicles, trains and agriculture equipment. It will prepare you to work as a diesel technician in service and repair of diesel engines, hydraulic systems, braking systems, electrical systems, drivetrains and air conditioning systems.
Some excellent employment opportunities include heavy equipment dealers and fleets, on and off highway truck dealers and fleets, independent repair shops, public transportation, school districts and government agencies.
Program Cost Estimate - 2015/16
Resident Tuition and student fees - $11,414
Differential Fees - $2,472
Other Course/Program Costs - $648
Tools - $400
Books and supplies - $2,795
Total - $17,729
Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.
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Two-Year Certificate of Completion
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Standard Occupational Classification: 49-3031.00
For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except EnginesHow many students completed the Diesel Technology 2-year Certificate in 2013-14?
In academic year 2013-14, 51 students completed this certificate.
What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?
Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 64.7% completed on time.
NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.
How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?
Lane County: 17; Statewide: 159
What wages are forecast for this occupation?
Lane County hourly average - $22.88; annual average - $47,575
Oregon hourly average - $21.72; annual average - $45,181
How much will the program cost?
(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)
- Resident tuition and student fees - $10,063
- Differential fees - $2,400
- Books, supplies, other program costs - $3,440
- On-campus room and board - Not offered
- Total estimate - $15,903
What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?
Federal loans - 9,016
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $0