Diesel Technology

  • Diesel tech image The Diesel Technology program is for students interested in entry-level positions in the heavy equipment industry or to prepare them in furthering their education/training.  Students enrolled in the Diesel Technology program will learn operation theory as well as maintenance and repair of large trucks and off-road equipment. After acquiring the fundamental skills of the trade, students will perform maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment and trucks.  Approximately 40 percent of the time will be devoted to theory and 60 percent to lab.

Curriculum Content:

  • Air Systems
  • Brakes
  • Electrical systems
  • Engines
  • Forklift truck
  • Hand and power tools
  • Hydraulics
  • Overhead cranes
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Safety

 Industry Certifications:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Entry Level Technician Certification
  • Heavy Duty/Diesel Technology Pollution Prevention
  • Forklift Certification

Examples of Jobs/Career Titles:

  • Diesel technician
  • Fleet manager
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Sales & parts
  • Service manager/writer
  • Diesel industries
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Logging
  • Transportation