Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Associate in Applied Science

On the highway. In the farm field. On the construction site. Get hands-on and under the hood with education and training in the latest diesel repair and maintenance technology.

support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Students learn in a modern shop equipped with the latest technology, with an emphasis on Agriculture, Construction, and On-Highway Heavy Trucks. This program provides opportunities for certification in Mobile Air Conditioning and qualifications in Cummins fuel and electrical systems.

A Quality Education

Graduation rate of 80-90% and employment rate of 100%. Earn $50,000-$70,000 your first year out of school.

Get Involved

Build your network with DPET student club, Skills USA, machinery shows, and factory tours.

Career Opportunities

Diesel Service Technician, Service Manager, Shop Foreman, Territory Sales Representative, Parts Professional, Service Writer


21 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
70 Total Credit Hours

How many students are accepted each year?

There are 20 students accepted into the program each year, and requires full-time enrollment and commitment.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Ben Rixstine
Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career

As a former student of this program, I value the DPET program’s commitment to excellence. Our students’ attention to detail and professionalism make this one of the top diesel technology programs available.

Colin Campbell, Program Coordinator
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program?

Get under the hood and in the shop with diesel-powered equipment. Grads are top picks with employers and can earn upwards of $50,000 the first year. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Complete the DPET health science application.
  3. Provide two recommendations from high school instructor(s) and / or employer(s) by having them fill out the provided recommendation form and mail to ICC.
  4. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  5. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  6. Need help? Our Admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect As a DPET Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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