Diesel Technology: Agriculture/Construction

Diesel Technology: Agriculture/Construction

Career Opportunities
Your career opportunities include working as a diesel service technician or a diesel mechanic for the agriculture and construction industries. In addition, our graduates frequently open their own businesses. The region’s leading employers are seeking out our graduates!
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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 67 (AAS)

As a Diesel Technician, you’ll install, trouble-shoot, maintain and repair systems and components on diesel-powered equipment in order to provide reliability, efficiency and reduced down-time in some of the region’s top industries.

With sustained regional growth and a strengthening economy, the demand for skilled technicians is at unprecedented levels. You can expect to work for contractors, dealerships, service and repair facilities, and as small-business owner/operators.

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Award Types: AAS Degree
Total Credit Required to Graduate: 67 (AAS)


Lee Pothast
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Lee has been a training instructor in a Technical school as well as factory training in industry for John Deere and AGCO. He is knowledgeable in many forms of off highway vehicles from lawn and garden/compact utility tractors to High Horse Power tractors and construction equipment.

Lee has been an ASE Master Tech since 1991 and worked with multiple types of off highway diesel and computer networking systems in the corporate setting for years. His Bachelor's Degree is in Agriculture Systems Technology and his Master’s Degree in Mechanized Systems Management. He also obtained minors in Business, Economics and AGLEC (Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communications).

The last 15 years have been centered on off highway diesel equipment product health and training in a corporate and tech school setting.

Education: MS, University of Nebraska Lincoln; BS, South Dakota State University
Kevin Shotkoski
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Kevin began working at Southeast Tech July of 2016. He has taught for 21 years in Diesel and Automotive. Before that he enjoyed serving in the US Army, worked for a GM Dealership and an AGCO Dealership. Kevin is originally from Nebraska and he enjoys shooting sports. He also enjoys hunting, 3D shoots and riding his motorcycle.

Education: AOS, WyoTech; ASE master certified in Diesel and Automotive with Advanced L1, L2





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