The new diesel technologies program at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), which will welcome its first group of students in fall 2023, has earned accreditation through the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation, the school says.

“We are pleased that LLCC has chosen to demonstrate its commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement through the process of accreditation,” said Sean Fitzgerrel, AED Foundation senior director of workforce and industry initiatives. “Accreditation signifies to equipment industry stakeholders that LLCC has met rigorous industry-specific national equipment technical standards. It further signifies to current and prospective students that the program provides the best in diesel equipment technical education as defined by the industry it serves.”

According to the college, the two-year associate degree diesel technologies program is the newest offering in LLCC’s Workforce Institute and provides training to those interested in high-tech careers working on heavy duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. Program Director Jeff Gardner says that demand is strong for qualified diesel technicians both locally and nationally, with many companies offering students tuition reimbursement and other incentives to enter this high-paying career field.

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