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Diesel Technology

Chemeketa Brooks’ access to Interstate 5 and the agriculturally-rich Willamette Valley makes it a prime place to train for a career in diesel technology.

topics Trades

Skills & InterestWorking with your hands


  • diesel engine
  • powered by diesel
  • Brooks training center

Why choose Diesel Technology?

Skilled diesel technicians are in high demand, and this need will continue to grow as many current techs plan to retire over the next five years.

Right after completing this two-year associate degree program, technicians trained on diesel trucks and agricultural equipment will enjoy family wage employment with opportunity for many opportunities for advancement.

Diesel Technology is a limited-enrollment program with an application deadline for each cohort. Please reference the "Apply Now" box to access the application and note the deadline for you to submit it.

What will you learn?

Chemeketa’s Diesel Technology program combines technical and academic education with real-world, on-the-job training in an internship in the area of your choice.

Our experienced instructors teach you how to work on many types of diesel equipment including –

  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Forestry
  • Semi-truck
  • Earth moving equipment

You will also learn about important industry concepts like –

  • Engine fundamentals
  • Machine hydraulics
  • Fuel systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Transmissions
  • Torque converters
  • Final drives
  • Industry safety standards
  • Using diagnostic simulators to diagnose and troubleshoot system components

See Course Sequences for more information.

What will you do?

Chemeketa’s diesel technology program prepares you for entry-level positions as a diesel technician. Diesel technicians repair and maintain diesel engines and component support systems for a variety of machines, like –

  • Ag equipment
  • Semi-trucks
  • Forestry equipment
  • Boats
  • Generators

Occupation Profile –

  • 111 Current Job Openings
  • 2014 Employment 3455
  • 2024 Employment 4133
  • Annual Growth Openings 68
  • Annually Replacement Openings 59
  • Total Annual Openings 127

(Source: State of Oregon Employment Department and Advisory Members)