Diesel Technology Program

A.A.S. Degree

Jim Headlee - Program Director

The mission of the Diesel Technology Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent diesel technicians and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

Students in the Diesel Technology program train to be diesel mechanics that repair diesel-powered trucks and heavy equipment. Students study hydraulics, electrical systems, fuel systems, power trains, air conditioning, brakes and suspension, engine theory, and engine diagnosis, beginning with basic principles and proceeding to an advanced level of system technology. Along with these core courses, students take classes in welding, machining, computers, communications, and math.  Credit for independent study is available to those desiring additional instruction in diesel mechanics.  Students who complete the program successfully are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

This program is in high demand, prospective students are encouraged to apply early to secure a spot.

Diesel Technology Curriculum

Subject Type Option Track
Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science
  • Contact Information
  • Rebecca Frost - Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (406) 243-7640

  • Jim Headlee - Program Director
    Email: Jim.Headlee@mso.umt.edu
    Phone: (406) 243-7648