Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF). Diesel engines are found in trucks, trains, buses, construction and agricultural equipment and many other types of transportation vehicles. As the diesel equipment industry continues to expand, the demand for mechanics and technicians to repair and maintain diesel equipment grows.

Using state-of-the-art classroom and lab experiences, the program prepares students to engage in diagnosis, servicing, and maintenance of diesel trucks. Students begin with the fundamentals and learn to identify and properly use tools and fasteners as well as general reconditioning skills. Students learn to inspect, repair and replace components of the suspension, fifth wheel, steering, brake, engine, cooling, fuel, electrical/electronic, air intake and exhaust, clutches, transmissions, air conditioning systems, as well as drive lines and rear axles. Welding processes and safety techniques are also taught.

Students are taught to use service and technical manuals and are also prepared to obtain Pennsylvania State Inspection certification.

Graduates of this program are well-prepared to enter the workforce as bus and truck mechanics, diesel engine specialists, and heavy truck mechanics. Additional education after high school can lead to many opportunities in service management, training, and advanced diesel principles.