1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Diesel Technology

Natef Diesel Technology


This program meets the requirements for NATEF Master Accreditation-the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. The two-year program will prepare students for an entry-level Diesel Technician position. The program provides entry-level skills and knowledge in all phases of diesel equipment repair, preventative maintenance, personal and shop management, parts work for transportation, construction, mobile and stationary diesel equipment applications. Students have an opportunity to earn an ASE entry-level certification (Diesel Engines, Steering & Suspension, Electrical/Electronic Systems & Brakes) & an Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair certification.


Mr. Stafford

Mr. Stafford worked for Dean Machinery and Diamond International Trucks for nineteen years. He became an instructor at NCC in 2008 and is an ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician. In 2012 he received the Northland Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award. 

Contact Mr. Stafford
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1716  



Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Parts Counter Sales

$ 16.76

$ 34,870

Motorcycle Mechanic

$ 18.08

$ 37,600

Marine Mechanic

$ 19.87

$ 41,330

Farm Equipment Mechanic

$ 20.29

$ 42,200

Auto Mechanic

$ 22.44

$ 46,680

Automotive Service Technician

$ 22.44

$ 46,680

Diesel Mechanic-Truck/Bus

$ 24.88

$ 51,750

Aircraft Mechanic

$ 30.81

$ 64,090

Shop Manager

$ 32.44

$ 67,460

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2019

New information is now available for Missourians looking for which jobs will be "hot" this decade. The report shows that youth and adults with an interest - and skills - in science, technology, engineering, and math have many bright prospects in Missouri.

The "Missouri's Hot Jobs" report suggests which occupations are most likely to be in demand through 2018, according to the Missouri Economic Research Information Center (MERIC).


  • Safety/Shop Organization

  • Diesel Engines

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems

  • Steering & Suspension

  • Brake Systems

  • Hydraulic Systems

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Mobile HVAC

  • Power Train Systems


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