Associate in Applied Science

Diesel Technology (Komatsu)

Contact Information 

Terry Marohl, department chair
Bisek Hall 1135

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton

The Komatsu program is designed to develop technically competent, professional service technicians for participating Komatsu dealers regionally and throughout the world.

This program combines state-of-the-art, on-campus training with internships at a sponsoring Komatsu dealership. Students receive technical training on Komatsu equipment through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences. Classroom and laboratory instruction at NDSCS covers the basics of each subject plus the latest developments in Komatsu construction equipment. Work experience at the dealership reinforces on-campus training and exposes the student to real life shop service practices.

Green technology is addressed through changes in emission standards and alternative fuels that will continue to advance changes in this industry.

The Komatsu program takes five semesters or approximately 20 months to complete. The five semesters are divided into 9 terms, each approximately eight weeks in length. Students complete the first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth terms on campus and the fourth, sixth and eighth terms at a sponsoring Komatsu dealership.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Students considered for acceptance must complete all admission requirements.

Required minimum placement scores:


Reading – 15
English – 15


Reading – 240
Writing – 237

Or transfer equivalencies will apply as appropriate

Applicants not meeting the above requirements are encouraged to visit with the Diesel Technology Department at 701-671-2330 or the academic counselor at 701-671-2257 for strategies to meet the admission requirements.

*Program Admission Requirements are subject to revision. Please check the department or program website under Program Admission Requirements for current information.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology with an emphasis in Komatsu.

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