If you've put off a career in the trucking industry because you're not sure you want to be a truck driver, there are other options for you! One popular choice is becoming a diesel mechanic—these professionals are responsible for keeping trucks of all sizes running smoothly. Northwest Iowa Community College, the main school in this area, features an average tuition cost of $5,190 and an average scholarship award of $1,122.
At NICC, the diesel technology program really emphasizes practical experience. In addition to working to repair vehicles, you can learn how to use computer technology to diagnose vehicle problems.
Sheldon is a relatively small town of just 5,100 people. It also has a remarkably low cost of living. Iowa Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 18 both go through this city. They may be used by local employers like Van Wyk, Dean Klein Trucking, and Double M Transport.