• Diesel Equipment Technology

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    The Diesel Technology Program is focused to prepare diesel

    technicians for the 21st century. The diesel engine is the

    workhorse used to power trucks, busses and tractors.

    It delivers more power and is more durable than its gasoline burning

    counterpart. The program emphasizes the skills to

    maintain all types of equipment; repair and maintain related

    equipment including haul trucks, dozers, graders and exploration

    equipment; repair and maintain over-the-road trucks;

    work for dealerships and factories performing field work or

    rebuilding; work in related fields such as parts supply,

    warehousing, equipment sales or customer relations. Study

    includes hands-on training, introduction to heavy equipment

    technology, schematics, electrical/electronic theory, hydraulics,

    mathematics, interpersonal communications, systems

    troubleshooting skills, computer skills, heavy equipment repair

    and maintenance.
     

    SUCCESS PROFILE

    Students should be able to interpret charts, blueprints

    and technical manuals, and be able to solve mathematical

    problems. Troubleshooting, abstract thinking and

    communication skills are keys to success in this industry.
     

    MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

    ·         Introduction to Diesel Equipment Technology

    ·         Diesel and Gasoline Engines

    ·         Brakes

    ·         Preventive Maintenance Inspection

    ·         Suspension and Steering

    ·         Electrical/Electronic Systems

    ·         Drive Train

    ·         Heating and Air Conditioning

    ·         Advanced Hydraulics

    ·         Applied Welding

    ·         State Safety Inspection
     

    POTENTIAL CAREERS

    ·         Diesel Technician

    ·         Parts Person

    ·         Construction Equipment Technician

    ·         Truck Mechanic

    ·         Service Manager
     

    EMPLOYMENT AREAS

    ·         Trucking Companies

    ·         Public Transportation Authorities

    ·         Industry

    ·         Heavy Truck Dealers

    ·         Diesel Car Dealers

    ·         Farm Equipment Dealers

    ·         Federal, State and Local Governments

    ·         Construction Companies

    ·         Construction Equipment Dealers

    ·         Boat Lines
     

    CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE

    ·         State Safety Inspection/Emissions Inspection

          ·         Automotive Service Excellence Certification

    •    SP/2 Certification
    •    EPA 609 A/C Certification