John Deere and Diesel

Available on the Vincennes campus
Why Choose the John Deere or Diesel Truck Program and Vincennes University?

With an associate degree in Applied Science, you will have the credentials to do what you have always dreamed about, the opportunity to make a good living and the personal satisfaction of performing quality skilled work with your hands.

Diesel Technology
Diesel Technology has changed tremendously since your parents were your age. Today's technician not only needs formal training in the latest diagnostic equipment, but must also possess good reading and math skills in order to follow detailed service manuals and work with computer-based software.

The two year Diesel Technology Program is designed to advance the technical skills of new service technicians. The program allows graduates to excel in today's high-tech, fast paced workforce.

John Deere

The John Deere sponsored program emphasizes both technical and general education. In the classroom you will study how to solve problems, communicate, diagnose and repair. Then you'll roll up your sleeves for some intense hands-on-training where you will be challenged to test your knowledge on different types of John Deere equipment using the latest technical information, special tools and diagnostic equipment.

We're committed to your success  
Top companies offer the highest pay to applicants with a college degree. At Vincennes University you'll receive training from instructors who are fully certified and are committed to helping you prepare for your future as a skilled diesel technician. Summer internships are available for your continued study.

What you will study

  • Engine rebuild 
  • Diesel fuel systems
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Drive trains
  • Diesel electric/electronic systems
  • Brakes
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Steering and suspension
  • Safety and shop fundamentals

For more information, please contact:

Tim Hale, Transportation Department Chair
Phone: (812) 888-6264
FAX: (812) 888-5321
Email Tim Hale

Larry Stremming
Phone: (812) 888-6242
Email Larry Stremming

Larry Bland
Phone: (812) 888-6243
Email Larry Bland

Levi Lumm
Phone: (812) 888-6265
Email Levi Lumm

*NOTE:  Some program courses are held off campus. Students enrolled in this program must be able to provide their own transportation to class location.

Careers and Employment:

Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment Mission Statement and Program Outcomes
John Deere Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Transportation Department Tool Suppliers
Tool suppliers that offer discounted rates on VU student tool sets:

Snap-On Industrial
Grant Jones, Account Manager
7968 S. 200 E.
Fort Branch, IN 47648
(Snap On)

Tech World
Garth Felton Sales Manager
(Waterloo and Craftsman)

Wabash Parts Corp.
Dave Hatton, Outside Salesperson
Tel: 812-882-9450, Cell: 812-881-7685
Brad Clinkenbeard, Owner
Tel:812-882-9450, Cell: 812-890-6792
30 N. Seventh St.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Louisville Mill Supply Co. Inc.
Jeff Litherland, Regional Sales Manager
Tell City, IN

Industrial Supply Company
Troy Howard, Territory Sales Manager
322-328 N. 9th St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
(Gear Wrench)

Ryan Hartwick
Sales Manager
717 N 2nd St
Vincennes, IN 47591