Interested in a career that keeps America running?

At Alexandria Technical & Community College, you'll spend time in the classroom learning theory, work procedures, technical skills, and safety. We'll take that theory and turn it into reality in our state-of-the-art diesel labs. Our industry partnership with Caterpillar through Ziegler, Inc. allows us to train our students on the most current technologies. You'll enter the workforce familiar with Cummins, Cat, Detroit, Mack, Spicer, Rockwell, and others.


The Diesel Mechanics program has a rich history and tradition of excellence. We train you on highway, agriculture, and heavy equipment that is in-service to make it "real." The latest technology is incorporated into curriculum and training. Students work in modern shop areas using their own tools, supervised by instructors with real-life experiences in the diesel field. A diploma or an Associate in Applied Science(AAS) degree can be earned. An innovative partnership with Ziegler (Caterpillar of Minnesota and Iowa) offers expanded opportunities. You can also become member of a student club, SkillsUSA, which gives you opportunities to participate in activities and competitions.