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Diesel Mechanics

Well-paying careers await those who complete this program!

This hands-on, work-based training experience will equip you with the tools you need to land a job in the diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy-duty trucks.

The program curriculum incorporates lecture and lab activities correlated around competencies in maintenance and inspection of heavy-duty diesel engines, technical, operational, and diagnostic skills of diesel electrical systems, power train units, steering and suspension components, brakes, electrical and fuel systems.

Diesel Safety and Preventative Maintenance

This course covers workplace safety, safety data sheets, basic systems, terminology, and the proper use of tools related to the diesel industry and how to recognize potential safety risks. Topics include PM programs, services, schedules and DOT inspection requirements for highway vehicles. Upon completion of this course, the student will recognize potential safety risks, demonstrate safe work practices, use basic tools and complete PM services provided by manufacturers and specific equipment requirements. No prerequisite. 96 hours. $185. Equivalent to HET 128.

Textbook ISBN Cost
Diesel Technology ISBN 978-1-61960-832-0 $146.402
TRN110 Auto Systems Technology ISBN 978-1-269-11694-7 $34.05

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Diesel Engines I

This course will introduce theory, design, operating adjustments and basic fundamentals of diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, inspection, component measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines. Upon completion, the student will be able to measure, rebuild, and make repairs following specific guidelines.Prerequisite: Safety/Preventative Maintenance. 96 hours. $185

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Diesel Engines II

This course will continue with theory, design, operating adjustments and fundamentals of diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on the theory of operation, inspection, component measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines. Upon completion, the student will be able to measure, rebuild, and make repairs following specific guidelines. Prerequisite: Safety/Preventative Maintenance. 96 hours. $185

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Diesel Electrical

This course focuses on basic fundamentals of diesel electrical systems. Emphasis will be placed on the battery, starter, and alternator. Wiring schematics and basic troubleshooting will also be included. Upon completion, the student will be able to complete electrical system repairs. Prerequisite: Safety/Preventative Maintenance. 96 hours. $185

Textbook Cost
TRN120 Auto Systems Technology $34.05
Basic Transportation Electricity (Diesel Electrical) $30.83

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Electronic Diesel Engines

This course introduces the operation of electronic controlled diesel engines and power trains. Emphasis will be placed on the use of wiring schematics and manufacturers test procedures using manufactures software. Topics include Component installation, operation, disassembly/assembly, of manual transmissions and differentials. Upon completion, the student will be able to perform a basic test and monitor engine data. Prerequisites: Safety/Preventative Maintenance and Diesel Electrical. 96 hours. $185.

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Powertrains

This course will continue with electronic diesel engines and powertrain components. Emphasis will be placed on clutches, transmissions, drivelines, and differentials. Topics include Component installation, operation, disassembly/assembly, of manual transmissions and differentials, driveline components and working angles. Upon completion, the student will be able to identify and repair basic powertrain complaints. Prerequisite: Safety/Preventative Maintenance and Electronic Diesel Engines. 96 hours. $185.

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