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Diesel Technology, Associate Degree

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Montana State University - Northern, Diesel Technology

The curriculum focuses on relevant and valuable content and competencies.

  • Join a program at MSU-N that is one of the few that offers a full 4-year degree in Diesel Technology.
  • Benefit from the diesel mechanic program offering carefully structured curriculum that matches industry standards and expectations.
  • Participate in a variety of diesel technology programs at MSU-Northern that give you the choice to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree (BS), begin your career right away with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or pair another major with a diesel mechanic minor.
  • Accelerate through the program by taking courses that are designed to advance your education without losing credits or repeating classes.

Bachelor's Degree in Diesel Technology: Fully Equipped for Career Success.

MSU-Northern's bachelor's program in diesel technology is designed so students can easily transfer from a number of partner 2-year schools in the United States and Canada. We have articulation agreements that allow students earning an Associate's degree to finish a 4-year degree at MSU-N. Partner schools include: MSU-Billings, Helena COT, Linn-Benton, Olds College, Portland Community College, Centralia College, Spokane Community College, MT Tech – U of M COT.

  • Choose from two areas of focus in the diesel mechanic college to further specify your degree: the Equipment Management Option with additional focus business on or the Field Maintenance Option with additional focus on welding and fabrication.
  • Learn from an environment that fosters excellence in learning through the auto diesel school at MSU-Northern.
  • Work outside diesel mechanic college classes to practice your skills with a cooperative education experience that helps you transition into the real world.

Diesel Technology Faculty: Advanced Understanding. Student-focused.

  • Be mentored by faculty at MSU-N's auto diesel school who work closely with industry leaders to ensure that our program provides career-establishing education.
  • Study with diesel mechanic college educators who nurture discovery of knowledge for advancement, academic excellence in the classroom, and personal growth through collaboration and teamwork.

Diesel Technology Courses: All-Inclusive. Industry-driven.

  • Engine and Systems – Learn hands on skills through courses that thoroughly cover diesel engines, fuel systems, electrical, heating and air conditioning, hydraulics, powertrains, and chassis repair.
  • Diagnostics – Learn to diagnose engines, power shifts, and heavy duty automatic diesels.
  • Welding – Study welding basics and learn to use it in repair.
  • Math and Writing – Enhance core curriculum with classes that improve communication and business skills.

Accreditation

The diesel technology field is experiencing rapid growth as extraction industries boom. Students completing their bachelor's in diesel technology are prepared to work in the industry as a service technician, service manager, shop foreman, district representative for a major corporation, or be self-employed. Because MSU-Northern's program is well-known for its quality, industry-specific curriculum and consistently high-achieving graduates, our placement rates for diesel mechanics is high.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Auto/Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems I
  • Automatics
  • Auto/Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems II
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Auto/Diesel Electronic Applications
  • Shop Procedures
  • Introduction to Diesel Engines
  • Introduction to Diesel Engines Lab
  • Introduction to Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics Lab
  • Heavy Duty Power Trains
  • Heavy Duty Chassis
  • Diesel Engine Diagnosis & Repair
  • Diagnosis of Diesel Engine & Repair Lab
  • Diesel Shop Practices
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics II
  • Diesel Shop Management
  • Advanced Fuel Systems
  • Current Model Year Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    63

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  • Minimum required score:

    475

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General Requirements

  • International Application. 
  • A US$30 non-refundable fee
  • Statement of Financial Support.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Educational Credentials.
  • Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language programs
  • Immunization Records.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    818 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 818 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Havre

  • 843 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

MSU-Northern's bachelor's program in diesel technology is designed so students can easily transfer from a number of partner 2-year schools in the United States and Canada. We have articulation agreements that allow students earning an Associate's degree to finish a 4-year degree at MSU-N.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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