• For more information about GRTS, call 660-646-3414, or stop by and visit us at 1200 Fair Street, Chillicothe, Missouri or E-Mail Us.
  • For all post-high admissions & financial aid information, click here.

Our program is an institutional member of the nationally-recognized Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC).

Program Flyer | Associate Degree Information

Contact: Ray Summers at 660-646-3414 OR fax 660 646 3568

Can You See Your Future?

The Diesel Services Technology Program is a one-year program with an optional second year. Our training covers most equipment systems.

  • Fasteners, welding, torque
  • Precision measurement
  • Industrial gas engines
  • Arctic Cat ATV
  • Mechanical diesel engines
  • Electronic diesel engines
  • Electrical systems
  • Power trains
  • Hydraulics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Machine pre-delivery
  • Failure Analysis

Instructor Certifications
  • 2- & 4-cycle engines
  • drivelines & hydraulics
  • electrical systems
  • diesel engines
  • fuel systems

Mobile Air Conditioning Certification

Possible Student Certifications


New Technicians Are Needed
A+ Students

New technicians are needed more than ever. The diesel engine is the workhorse powering the nation's trucks, buses, farm and heavy equipment because it delivers more power and is more durable than its gasoline-burning counterpart. Diesel-powered engines are also becoming more prevalent in light vehicles, including pickups and other work trucks.

Career Opportunities:

  • Technician
  • Parts Person
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Training
  • Design
  • Management

Technicians must be flexible, adapting to customers' needs and new technologies. Those who have the skills in math, problem solving, computers, and public relations are in high demand, and these skills are needed every day in a diesel career.

Free College Credit!

Students enrolled in the Diesel Services Technology program have many options. After completion of the program, a student may transfer to North Central Missouri College for one year to complete an AAS degree. This degree is then transferable to Northwest Missouri State University toward a Bachelor Degree.

Why College?

The field of Diesel Services Technology is wide open - just waiting for aggressive individuals to explore it!


The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

Public Notice
Nondiscrimination Statement
Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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