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Diesel Technology
Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, IdahoPutting the engine in tune

Instructors: Bill Frei and Jay Kimble

Department Chair: Tim Wiggins

Dean for Professional-Technical and Academic Programs: Dr. Rob Lohrmeyer

LCSC President: J. Anthony Fernandez


The Lewis-Clark State College diesel technology program uses primarily live work on which to train students. Customers bring in jobs that pertain to the learning area, and students work to repair them in an industry environment. Students work on a wide variety of equipment, including diesel pickups, combines, construction equipment, timber harvesting equipment, and boats. All students in this program must earn their Commercial Drivers License in the second year in order to be able test drive repaired items. Additional, the program offers many certifications including forklift operator, telehandler operator, crane operator, and air conditioning certifications. Private industry experts work with the program and student interns regularly, often hiring them part- or full-time. The diesel technology program is the most in-demand T & I program at LCSC. Ninety-two percent of participants complete the full program—an important statistic at the postsecondary level—and 85 percent of program completers have been successfully placed in the labor market.

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