Diesel Technology FAQs

Do you have a question about this Indian Hills Program? Browse through the Program's Frequently Asked Questions and you might just find the answer you're looking for!

 

Question:

What are the possibilities of obtaining a job after graduation?

Answer:

Our student graduates have had a 100% placement rate following graduation.

 

Question:

What is the average pay for graduates of the Diesel Technology Program at Indian Hills?

Answer:

The average starting wages for graduates typically are between $17.50 - $18.50/hour. Larger cities sometimes have starting salaries slightly above $20/hour and rural areas typically tend to pay between $15.00 – $17.00/hour (maximum).

 

Question:

Where can graduates find jobs?

Answer:

We place graduates in hundreds of businesses.  The job demand is HUGE. There are more jobs than there are graduates to fill them. We receive several requests each week to share job offers from companies. There is a shortage of well-trained diesel technicians.  A few of the companies that have hired our graduates are listed below:

Altorfer  Inc,  Zeigler’s Caterpillar Dealership, John Deere Dealerships, Case IH Dealership,  NewHolland Dealership, Vermeer Dealership, TMC Trucking Company, Local Independence Repair Shops, Dickey’s Transportation, RELCO Locomotive, Burlington Railroad, Power Generation Companies, Lawn Turf Equipment Companies, Automotive Dealerships, and much more!

 

In addition, the college posts job listings from local companies on the Alumni page.  Any positions that specify a Diesel Technician would be listed there. www.indianhills.edu/alumni

 

Couldn't find the answer you were looking for? No worries! Just ask

Allan Ready, Professor, Diesel Power Technology/ Hazardous Waste Compliance Specialist
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1759 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1759
Allan.Ready@indianhills.edu

Jeff Henderson, Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1757 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1757
Jeff.Henderson@indianhills.edu