Power Equipment Technology Program Details

DMACC prepares you for a career in power equipment maintenance and repair.

  • Mechanically inclined?
  • Like working with engines?
  • Enjoy trouble-shooting and diagnostic testing?
  • Want a career in a growing field that pays well?

Area employers need skilled technicians to repair and maintain gas and diesel power equipment like:

  • Motorcycles
  • Snowblowers
  • Lawn tractors
  • Golf and turf mowers
  • ATVs and UTVs
  • Chainsaws and generators
  • Diesel-powered equipment such as mini-excavators, forklifts, skid steers, and wheel loaders 
  • And many more!

Program Highlights

  • Gain hands-on power equipment technology experience in the classroom and lab.
    • Electric systems, hydraulics, fuels, and powertrains
    • Gasoline and diesel equipment, including residential and powersports, as well as commercial and light construction equipment
  • Apply your knowledge during paid internships (apprenticeships) working in Central Iowa dealerships and service facilities.
  • Earn an AAS (Associate of Applied Science Degree) degree in as few as 5 terms (21 months).

Location and Start Date

  • Hands-on technical courses are taught at the CITECenter, located on the Central Iowa Expo Farm Progress Grounds, 4 miles east of Boone just off Hwy 30.
  • General education classes are taught face-to-face on the Boone Campus.
  • Program starts Fall Semester (late August).

Van Wall

DMACC partners with Van Wall Equipment to offer financial assistance to qualifying students.

  • Full scholarship opportunity for all semesters*
  • Paid on-the-job training
  • Discounted tools:  $2,500 tool credit with Van Wall sponsorship

With Van Wall, all the time spent working at the dealerships for the on-the-job training component of the program is paid at a standard hourly rate.  In addition, students have an opportunity each semester to achieve pay increases by meeting set academic standards.

Hands-on training is emphasized in the DMACC Power Equipment Technology courses, as well as in Van Wall’s work-based on-the-job training.

Benefits upon DMACC graduation

  • Put your skills to use
  • Job secured upon graduation*
  • Competitive salary
  • Incentive pay
  • 401 K with company match
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Holiday pay
  • Health, HSA, dental, disability benefits

*upon meeting all program and sponsorship requirements

For more information, contact:

Mallory Keane
Van Wall Recruiting Specialist