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 Statistics

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

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
Minimum Test Scores
SAT English: 360 Math: 320
rSAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 53
COMPASS Writing: 55 Pre-Algebra: 38

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.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209