Program Description:

Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, haevy equipment, and other vehicles with a diesel engine. They may work on a vehicle’s electrical system, make major engine repairs, or retrofit engines with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations. In addition to computerized diagnostic equipment, diesel mechanics use a variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, grinding machines, and welding equipment. Handtools, including pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers, are also commonly used.
Prerequisites: Student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Program
Length:
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Electronic Engine Controls
  • Diesel Engine Components
  • Diesel Support Systems
Elective Courses:
  • Diesel Preventative Maintenance and Inspection
  • Diesel Truck Chassis Concepts
  • Diesel Engine Tune Up and Trougleshooting
  • Diesel Equipment Electrical Systems
Certifications: NATEF; ASE
Sample Job Titles: Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Bus Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Truck Mechanic, Service Technician, Preventive Maintenance Technician

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