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    This program meets the requirements for NATEF Master Accreditation-the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. The two-year program will prepare students for an entry-level Diesel Technician position. The program provides entry-level skills and knowledge in all phases of diesel equipment repair, preventative maintenance, personal and shop management, parts work for transportation, construction, mobile and stationary diesel equipment applications.  Students have an opportunity to earn an ASE entry-level certification (Diesel Engines, Steering & Suspension, Electrical/Electronic Systems & Brakes).

    To complete all the required skills, high school students attend two and a half hours per day for two school years.  



Program Instructor

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    Mr. Stafford worked for Dean Machinery and Diamond International Trucks for nineteen years.  He became an instructor at  NCC in 2008 and is an ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.  In 2012 he received the Northland Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award.



Areas of Study

    • Safety/Shop Organization
    • Diesel Engines
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Steering & Suspension
    • Brake Systems
    • Hydraulic Systems
    • Preventative Maintenance
    • Mobile HVAC
    • Power Train Systems

Career Opportunities



    Hourly Wage*

    Average Salary*

    Parts Counter Sales

    $ 16.76

    $ 34,870

    Motorcycle Mechanic

    $ 18.08

    $ 37,600

    Marine Mechanic

    $ 19.87

    $ 41,330

    Farm Equipment Mechanic

    $ 20.29

    $ 42,200

    Auto Mechanic

    $ 22.44

    $ 46,680

    Automotive Service Technician

    $ 22.44

    $ 46,680

    Diesel Mechanic-Truck/Bus

    $ 24.88

    $ 51,750

    Aircraft Mechanic

    $ 30.81

    $ 64,090

    Shop Manager

    $ 32.44

    $ 67,460

     * Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019
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    The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).