Diesel Power Technology

Master advanced technologies...

Diesel Power Technology Program

Degree Options

Gainful Employment

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.

Fall 2018 Orientation Meetings

Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the orientation meetings hosted by the Kishwaukee College Diesel Instructors. The presentation will include information about the program, classes, and class schedules available for the Fall 2018 semester. The meeting will conclude with the opportunity to have individual questions answered, and a tour of the facility. Class registration begins April 9, 2018! Don't miss out. Join us in the Caukin Building Room E 132, near the Diesel shop.

To be better prepared for the meeting please:

  • Fill out the new student information form online or in person in the Student Services Office (C 2100).
  • Obtain your Kish ID and Password by following the online instructions.
  • Contact the Advising and Counseling Center with Student Services (815-825-9375) to schedule placement testing for math, reading, and writing.
  • Have official transcripts sent from your high school and any other colleges you have attended.

Note: Students must attend a meeting, or meet with a Diesel Power Assitant Professor to enroll in classes.

Please Attend One of the Following Orientation Meetings:

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7pm
  • Friday, March 23, 2018 at 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7pm

RSVP to: 815-825-9787


Career Cluster Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
This program is part of the Transportation Career Cluster.

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.

Additional Resources

Contact Information

Mark Engel
Assistant Professor
Office: Caukin, E120

Don Flink
Assistant Professor
Office: Caukin, E118