Diesel Equipment Technology

/Diesel Equipment Technology
Diesel Equipment Technology2019-10-14T15:29:20+00:00
Program Costs

* Program costs subject to change

Industry Credentials

ASE
Simulated Workplace

The Diesel Technology Course is an overview of diesel mechanical operations and the repair of all the components of medium and heavy duty diesel trucks and equipment.

Diesel Technology Course Badge

The program is designed to prepare students for further diesel technology education or to work in the field as an entry level technician. Hand and power tool use is taught as well as theory of operations of the various systems of equipment including computer systems. Graduates learn the necessary knowledge and skills to function as a Diesel Technician.

What are the classes about?

  • Identify problems, often by using computerized diagnostic equipment
  • Plan work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience
  • Test parts and systems to ensure that they work properly
  • Follow preventive maintenance checklists to ensure that all critical parts are examined/repaired
  • Perform basic inspection and maintenance, including changing oil, checking fluid levels, and rotating tires
  • Repair or replace worn parts, such as brake pads, wheel bearings and sensors
  • Perform repairs to manufacturer and repairs to clients verbally and in writing

What skills will students learn?

  • Learn how to repair and maintain a diesel engine, support systems, electrical systems, chassis, and engine controls
  • Operate the hand and power tools associated with those tasks in a safe manner
  • Learn how to weld, cut conduct preventive maintenance, inspections, tune ups, and troubleshoot problems

Students will also perform several “hands-on” activities including working on different equipment ranging from medium to heavy trucks, tractor trailer, light trucks, heavy equipment, forklifts, and other construction/industrial type equipment in order to receive more experience and a level of comfort with the equipment. Academic work in class will include: curriculum-based training from a vetted text along with quizzes and performance/written tests dealing with the standard that will be taught.

What Certifications are available?

Students will test for an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification, and are required to complete OSHA 10 General certification.

What jobs/job titles are available to the students after graduation?

  • Diesel Credentials
  • Engine Rebuiled Specialist
  • Basic Technician
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • HVAC Specialist
  • Electrical Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Shop Floor Manager
  • Transmission Specialist
  • Electronics Specialist
  • Service Writer

What work skills will be needed for these jobs?

  • Strong thinker
  • A team player
  • Ability to sit, stand lift, and lay down under a vehicle
  • Proactive
  • Self motivated
  • Mathematical
  • Good hand coordination

What skills should a student have to be successful in your program?

Students need to be detail-oriented and focused on their work. Students will also need to be drug free.

Program Requirements

Students must pass the OSHA 10-Hour General Safety certification to continue in the program.

Currently hold or eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license

For Adult General Admission Requirements, click here.

Simulated Workplace Requirements

This program participates in the Simulated Workplace environment. For details and requirements, click here

Technology Requirements

Students will be provided with any technology instruction, devices and software required.

Student Organization

Students may enroll in SkillsUSA.

Program Length

2 Academic Years (22 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Secondary & Adult part-time enrollment)

1 Academic Year (10 months)  – 1080 clock hours (Adult full-time enrollment)

Consisting of eight (8), nine-week courses of 135 clock hours each

Schedule of Courses

Course Frequency:  Each course offered once each academic year

Secondary & Adult Part-time schedule shown below.

Adult Full-time schedule includes the 1st year schedule in the morning and the 2nd year schedule in the afternoon

Syllabus

Course Descriptions

1751 Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment Technology

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to the field of Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment Technology. In the Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment Technology class areas of study include personal and shop safety, career opportunities in the diesel technology industry, the proper use of hand and power tools, basic oxyacetylene cutting, electric welding, and basic shop etiquette. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1741 Diesel Engine Components

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to the field of Diesel Equipment Technology. In the Diesel Engine Components class areas of study include basic engine components, primary functions, service, inspection, and assembly procedures. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1747 Diesel Support Systems

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills as they relate to Diesel Support Systems. In the Diesel Support Systems class areas of study include areas such  as lubricating and cooling systems, air intake and exhaust systems, starting and charging systems, engine retarders, fuel systems, and governor operation. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1745 Diesel Preventive Maintenance and Inspection

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Diesel Equipment Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course include engine system maintenance, under hood and cab maintenance, electrical/electronic systems, frame and chassis maintenance. This course is recommended as an Elective in Diesel Equipment Technology.

1744 Electronic Engine Controls

This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for concepts in diesel electronic engine controls. Areas of study include electronic control modules, electronic fuel injection, and electronic control test equipment. Emphasis will be placed on career exploration, job seeking skills, and personal and professional ethics. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in hands-on activities to develop an understanding of course concepts. Teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction. Students are encouraged to become active members of the student organization, WV SkillsUSA. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1742 Diesel Equipment Electrical Systems

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Diesel Equipment Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are heavy-truck electrical theory, engine and truck wiring circuits, storage batteries and diesel electrical system testing. This course is recommended as an Elective in Diesel Equipment Technology.

1743 Diesel Engine Tune Up and Trouble Shooting

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Diesel Equipment Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of introductory knowledge and skills necessary for a career in diesel mechanics. This course is recommended as an Elective in Diesel Equipment Technology.

1749 Diesel Truck Chassis Concepts

The Skill Sets in this course are representative of the basic knowledge included in a Career and Technical Diesel Equipment Technology Program of Study. Incorporated into this course are elements of transmissions, clutches, suspension, steering, and air brakes. Emphasis will be placed on operating theory, removal and installation of major components, and service and inspection procedures for a career in diesel equipment technology. This course is recommended as an Elective in Diesel Equipment Technology.