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Diesel Technology

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CIP Code: 47.0613

Instructor:  Mr. Diehl



As the diesel equipment industry continues to expand, the demand for mechanics and technicians to repair and maintain diesel equipment grows. Students in the Diesel Technology program will receive training in the maintenance, servicing, and repair of light and heavy industrial construction, medium-duty and heavy-duty transportation equipment. The Diesel Technology curriculum is designed to instruct students to work in the 21st century on the diesel engines that power vehicles like tractor/trailers, busses, and trucks. Areas of study include the use of technical manuals, a variety of power and hand tools, instruction in diagnosis and malfunction of computer controls, and parts inspection, repair and replacement. You will also receive training on other systems like brakes, drive trains, heating/air conditioning, and hydraulics, to name just a few. The program emphasizes the skills necessary to maintain all types of equipment, and how to repair and maintain both on- and off-road use vehicles. Instruction will be provided in oxyacetylene and AC/DC welding operations. Co-op opportunities exist for qualified students at dealerships, truck repair facilities, trucking companies, and construction equipment repair facilities. Students will have an opportunity to earn an International Mobile Air Conditioning Service Certification and Bendix Air Brake System Training Certificate of Completion. Students who qualify will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania Vehicle State Inspection and Emission programs.

 

  

Diesel Technology students at work, photo 1      Diesel Technology students at work, photo 2      Diesel Technology students at work, photo 3

 Competencies 

 Possible Careers 

  • Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists
  • Locomotive Engineers
  • Locomotive Firers
  • Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators & Hostlers
  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation

 Potential Certifications 

  • PA Skills Certificate (NOCTI)
  • PA Safety Inspection Certification
  • PA Emissions Inspector Certification
  • I-MAC Certification

 Statewide Articulation Agreements