Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Associate in Applied Science

On the highway. In the farm field. On the construction site. Get hands-on and under the hood with education and training in the latest diesel repair and maintenance technology.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

Learn in a modern shop equipped with the latest technology, with an emphasis on Agriculture, Construction, and On-Highway Heavy Trucks. You’ll have opportunities for certification in Mobile Air Conditioning and qualifications in Cummins fuel and electrical systems.

A Quality Education

Graduation rate of 80-90% and employment rate of 100%. Earn $50,000-$70,000 your first year out of school.

Get Involved

Build your network with DPET student club, Skills USA, machinery shows, and factory tours.

Career Opportunities

Diesel Service Technician, Service Manager, Shop Foreman, Territory Sales Representative, Parts Professional, Service Writer


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters67 Total Credit Hours

How many students are accepted each year?

There are 20 students accepted into the program each year, and requires full-time enrollment and commitment.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Kaleb’s PTK Recognition: Unexpected Honor
Griffin Dahlberg Receives the DPET Outstanding Graduate Award
Ben Rixstine
From Classroom to Auction: Ty’s Success at Illinois Beef Expo 2023

As a former student of this program, I value the DPET program’s commitment to excellence. Our students’ attention to detail and professionalism make this one of the top diesel technology programs available.

Colin Campbell, Program Coordinator, Diesel Powerd Equipment Technology
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program?

Get under the hood and in the shop with diesel-powered equipment. Grads are top picks with employers and can earn upwards of $50,000 the first year. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application and the DPET application. Both are free and easy!
  2. Provide two recommendations from high school instructor(s) and / or employer(s). Have them fill out the recommendation form and return it by mail to ICC.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  5. Need help? Our Admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect As a DPET Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm