College of Technical Sciences
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
Montana State University-Northern is recognized as a leading diesel mechanic college by industry leaders. The curriculum focuses on relevant and valuable content and competencies.
MSU-Northern's bachelor's program in diesel technology is designed so students can easily transfer from a number of partner 2-year schools in the United States and Canada. We have articulation agreements that allow students earning an Associate's degree to finish a 4-year degree at MSU-N. Partner schools include: MSU-Billings, Helena COT, Linn-Benton, Olds College, Portland Community College, Centralia College, Spokane Community College, MT Tech – U of M COT.
Engine and Systems – Learn hands on skills through courses that thoroughly cover diesel engines, fuel systems, electrical, heating and air conditioning, hydraulics, powertrains, and chassis repair.
Diagnostics – Learn to diagnose engines, power shifts, and heavy duty automatic diesels.
Welding – Study welding basics and learn to use it in repair.
Math and Writing – Enhance core curriculum with classes that improve communication and business skills.
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Sampling of Employers of
MSU-Northern Diesel Technology Graduates
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
Case/New Holland Tractor & Equipment
Western States Equipment Co.
NC Machinery Co.
Peterson Machinery Co.
John Deere Construction - Pape
John Deere Ag. - Brant Holding
Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc. - Kinross
Detroit Diesel-Interstate Diesel
Cummins Engine Company
Cummins Rocky Mountain
IVECO Engines North America
The diesel technology field is experiencing rapid growth as extraction industries boom. Students completing their bachelor's in diesel technology are prepared to work in the industry as a service technician, service manager, shop foreman, district representative for a major corporation, or be self-employed. Because MSU-Northern's program is well-known for its quality, industry-specific curriculum and consistently high-achieving graduates, our placement rates for diesel mechanics is high.
Office: Brockmann Center 210O
Phone: (406) 265-4187
Office: Brockmann Center 210S
Phone: (406) 265-4185
Office: Brockmann Center 210L
Phone: (406) 265-4158