Diesel Technology

Associate of Applied Sciences Certificate

Are you interested in preparing for a rewarding career?
Do you want to study in a well equipped shop?
Do you want to be taught by ASE certified instructors?

We can help you achieve these outcomes, by obtaining a Certificate or Associate Degree in Diesel Technology — Heavy Equipment Technology or Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks.

Southeastern's Diesel Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). As an ASE/NATEF certified program, students leave the program with skills sought after by employers across the nation! The program is also a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), an organization "dedicated to the highest level of service on diesel fuel injection and related systems."  All of our instructors are certified by the ADS.

Our Diesel Technology program is in training with Fabick CAT and Cummins Engine Corporation.  The program also has great working relationships with John Deer, Cummins, and Fabick CAT. The instructors work hard to keep these relationships so that our students can experience the best education possible and intern with some of the best companies.  We often get calls from employers wanting our students to apply for employment with their companies.

Diesel Technology

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diesel jobs are expected to grow 12% from 2014-2024 and the median pay is $44,520/year. Students in SIC’s Diesel Technology program may find interest in the following career opportunities:

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Diesel  Technician
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Manager

Or maybe you plan to own your own shop! If so, The Workforce & Illinois Small Business Development Center (WISBDC) at Southeastern Illinois College can help get you started!

Interested students should contact our SIC Recruiters at 618-252-5400 ext. 2245, or email

Curriculum Guides:

A A A Degree in Diesel Technology Heavy Equipment
A A A Degree in Diesel Technology Medium Heavy Duty Truck
Diesel Technology  - Certificate

Scholarship Opportunities:

Fabick Cat Scholarship 2019
An award in the amount of $1,000.00 for tuition, books, tools, and/or other educational expenses will be paid directly to each recipient’s account at Southeastern Illinois College. Scholarships will be awarded in the name of Fabick CAT, Caterpillar Inc. and Southeastern Illinois College to the most qualified candidate(s).