Western Dakota Technical College’s Diesel Technology program has teamed up with local industry partners to enhance an educational opportunity in high demand industrial production. This educational opportunity is based on already established courses in a combination of successful programs, providing students with knowledge and skills needed in a quickly emerging industry.
This four-semester blended program offers courses from already established and successful programs (Diesel Technology, Electrical Trades, Welding & Fabrication, and Precision Machining) to create a combined degree option that will meet industry needs for skills workers. The program is comprised of educational components including diesel technology, powertrains, preventative maintenance, hydraulics, turning and milling theory, electrical motor fundamentals, programmable logic controllers and basic welding. This program will also provide education and training in soft skills such as workplace communication, math, and basic computer skills.