Diesel Technology Program

Our Diesel Technology Program prepares you for a career in the area of diesel repair, maintenance, and testing of diesel engines, power trains, and components of trucks and heavy construction equipment.

You'll find all the information about Diesel Technology here plus the tools to apply for admission at DMACC and register for classes.

Students work in our lab on diesel engines. In our program, you'll receive lots of hands-on experience.

If you have any questions, visit Program Contacts for easy access to who can assist you.

The program is accredited by the AED Foundation.

Congratulations to Aaron Bigelow and Eric Vander Kamp for placing in the top three finishers in DMACC College Skills USA - Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Competition. Click here to read article on these Des Moines based trailer technicians in the June 2003 issue of Destination: Excellence.


DMACC Diesel Technology Program Chairperson Bill Gorman shakes hands with Rod McClanahan (right), Product Support Manager, Iowa Operations of Ziegler Caterpillar while standing in front of a Cat loader/backhoe 420D. DMACC purchased the loader/backhoe thanks to the contributions Ziegler Caterpillar has made to the DMACC Foundation to be used to purchase equipment for DMACC's Diesel Technology program and scholarships for Diesel Technology students. DMACC Diesel Technology Instructors Lon Moffitt (left to right), Terry Goode, Pat Bishop and Dennis Hanson, as well as DMACC Foundation Executive Director Joe Rippetoe look on.

DMACC Diesel Technology Program Chairperson Bill Gorman (left) and DMACC President Rob Denson stand in front of a Cummins ISX Diesel Engine donated by Cummins Great Plains, Inc. of Des Moines. Cummins Great Plains, Inc. representatives who helped make the donation a reality include Steve Carnine, (third from left) Vice President; Doc Wilson, Power Specialist; Jim Taylor, Service Advisor and Jeff Clay, Service Advisor. The Cummins engine will be used by DMACC Diesel Technology students to learn about the latest technology incorporated in today's diesel engines.

The following trucks were donated to the Diesel program

1995 Kenworth T-800 with a Series 60 Detroit Engine. Donated by Annett Holdings (TMC)

1996 Navistar 9800 with a Cummins ISM engine

1997 Century Class Freightliner with a Caterpillar C-12 engine and Wabco ABS brakes.