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Applied Technology Campus Expansion


The Diesel Technology Program continues to have to turn students away due to lack of space in the current facility.
Diesel Student

The Diesel Technology program at Northeastern’s Applied Technology Campus has doubled in size over the past few years. NJC recently hired another instructor to handle the additional students, but space constrains continued growth of program enrollment. Northeastern recently accepted two donated Freightliner semi tractors from Daimler Trucks North America. It has also been granted access to DTNA’s “Get Ahead” program so students can complete Freightliner maintenance and repair training as part of the curriculum. The heavy-duty diesel repair industry continues to deal with shortages of qualified technicians, and supports Northeastern in order to increase graduates they trust to hire. To meet projected workforce demands, the Diesel Technology program needs to expand beyond its current 9,180 square feet of space to accommodate additional truck bays, equipment and greater numbers of students. The proposed 24,277 square feet design would alleviate those space-constrained limitations.

Data from VE-135 5 year trends on CCCS for the NJC Diesel program

  • NJC Diesel Students have a Completion Rate of 90%. There is not another program in Colorado to compare this data to.
  • The NJC Diesel program is the only ASE Education Master level accredited Heavy Duty Truck program in Colorado.
  • The NJC Diesel program enrollment has grown by 136% between 2013 and 2017.
Diesel Floorplan