College of Technology

Diesel / On-Site Power Generation Technology

Program Description

The Diesel / On-Site Power Generation Technology program offers the student the opportunity to learn the proper procedures for servicing, maintaining and repairing all parts of the diesel equipment utilized in farming, construction and trucking industries. The student will receive a thorough training in the use of the necessary specialized tools and equipment. The program is designed to provide the graduates with the skill and training required prior to entering the diesel mechanics field.

Aptitudes and Interests: Students entering the Diesel / On-Site Power Generation Technology program should have an aptitude for mathematics, reading skills, good reasoning and logical thinking. An interest in machinery, tools of the trade and their use, combined with liking to work with both the mind and the hands are very important.

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Program admits 48 students each year

Degree Options

  • Diesel Technology Advanced Technical Certificate (2 years)
  • On-Site Power Generation Technology Advanced Technical Certificate (2 years)
  • Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
  • On-Site Power Generation Technology Associate of Applied Science (2 years)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)
Accreditation Through Associated Equipment Distributors

Career Opportunities

  • Heavy equipment dealers
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Road/bridge construction companies
  • Transportation companies
  • Mining and manufacturing operations

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.

Gainful Employment

Program Information
Admissions Information: Click Here
CIP Code: 470605
Certificate: Advanced Technical Certificate - On-Site Power Gen Tech

Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees: $12,301.00*
Books and Supplies: $3,056.00
Room and Board $5,724.00**
Total: $21,081.00**

Completion Time
Normal Program Length: 4 Sem.
2011-2012 Completers: 9
Number Completed in Normal Time: NR
Normal Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled at ISU): 44 %
Program Completion Rate (from the time students enrolled in program classes): 67 %

Employment Information
Jobs Related to These Programs
Occupations with each program area were identified using Department of Labor ONET Crosswalks.
Placement Rate: 100%***

Median Debt
Loan Amount:$6,500.00

NR On-time completion rates are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in order to protect student privacy.

* Based on 2012-13 full-time, Idaho resident tuition and fee schedule.

** Based on 2012-13 double occupancy rates and 100 meal plus flex money plan.

*** Based on completer placement data from the 2011-2012 fiscal year submitted January 15, 2012 to the Idaho State Division of Professional-Technical Education (ISDPTE). Positive placement is defined by the ISDPTE as completers enrolled in the military, employed in a related training, employed in a field unrelated to training, or pursing additional education.