Students in the Diesel Truck Technology program will utilize Kirkwood's tool set for their first year of lab activities. During their second year, students will purchase their own tool set. Instructors will provide students with a list of minimum requirements. Financial aid can be used for this. Several major tool manufacturers will offer tools to students at a 40 to 50 percent discount off the list price. The cost of tools and tool box is estimated to be $6,000-$7,000 and payment plans are arranged directly with the financial aid office.