Diesel is the workhorse of the transportation industry.

The power of diesel engines in tractor trailers and trains gets our products to market. The reliability of diesel drives the farm equipment that harvests those products, and it’s the fuel efficiency of diesel that’s making it a popular alternative for pickup trucks and even the family car.

Diesel technicians keep America’s workhorses running. Whether you’re operating a piece of heavy equipment or hauling it to the job site, you need a diesel technician who can get the work flowing again when things go wrong. It doesn’t matter if it is a small contractor’s only pickup truck or a large company’s entire fleet, you can keep them in business as a diesel tech.

Working on diesel engines can be a big job, literally. These aren’t the puny engines you’re probably familiar with. A truck engine is six times the size of what you’ll find in a car. A job that size requires big tools. Diesel techs need to be able to handle the physical demands of this type of engine repair work.

What you will do in this class

Use a combination of online and classroom work to study diesel theory. In the shop, you will learn the hands-on skills to apply the theory, and tune-up and troubleshoot various vehicles including trucks, construction, and farm equipment.

Skills you will learn

Identification, disassembly, cleaning, inspection, and rebuilding of all major components of a diesel engine.

Tools you will use

Hand and power tools, precision measurement tools, and laptops used for troubleshooting.

Major Units of Study

Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment
Diesel Engine Components
Diesel Support Systems
Electronic Engine Controls

A great class. You start with fundamentals, and go through the whole truck. The class also teaches you all aspects of the industry. Without this class, I don’t know what I would be doing after high school. Jacob Golden

class of 2013

Example Job Titles

Mechanic
Diesel Mechanic
Bus Mechanic
General Repair Mechanic
Diesel Technician
Truck Mechanic
Service Technician
Preventive Maintenance Technician

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