Diesel Power Technology Program

Degree Options

Program Information

Why choose Diesel Power Technology at Kishwaukee College?

  • High quality instruction with an economical price
  • Modern facility with up-to-date equipment
  • Personal faculty advisors
  • Transferable college credit
  • On-the-job training
  • Field trips and plant tours
  • Sponsorships
  • Job opening notification
  • Annual on-campus interviews
  • Employment portfolio development

As a Diesel Power Technology student, you will master advanced technologies and learn to service all types of equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems.
You will use what you learn regularly—an opportunity that makes for a more exciting educational experience and will ultimately make you a more qualified diesel technician. Our program offers on-the-job training internships with local companies so you can work directly with machines and engines assisting trained technicians.

Virtual Tours are available for viewing of the shop and one of the labs. Must have Quicktime to view the virtual tour.


High School Programs of Study guides

Occupational Information

From mass transportation, to agriculture, to construction, the driving force behind today’s heavy vehicles and equipment is the diesel engine with its massive power and incredible durability. Without diesel engines, vital work comes to a screeching halt. When these costly breakdowns occur, we turn to diesel technicians.

Diesel techs work in large and small shops throughout the nation. Others are employed by organizations that maintain their own vehicles. Some diesel techs specialize in a specific area such as major engines, transmissions, hydraulics, or brakes while others do all types of repairs. Since breakdown time is expensive, diesel techs also concentrate on preventative maintenance.
As diesel-operated machinery becomes more and more sophisticated, so do the tools of the trade. Increasingly, the diesel’s electronic components require computerized testing equipment to diagnose and repair problems.

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Contact Information

John Boesche
Instructor
815-825-2086, ext. 4170
Office: Caukin, E119

Don Flink
Instructor
815-825-2086, ext. 2360
Office: Caukin, E118

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