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Diesel Equipment Technology

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Diesel service technicians and mechanics inspect, repair, or overhaul buses, trucks, heavy equipment, and other vehicles with a diesel engine. They may work on a vehicle’s electrical system, make major engine repairs, or retrofit engines with emission control systems to comply with pollution regulations. In addition to computerized diagnostic equipment, diesel mechanics use a variety of power and machine tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, grinding machines, and welding equipment. Hand tools, including pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers, are also commonly used.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:25 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:23 PM

Required Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Diesel Equipment Technology

  • Electronic Engine Control

  • Diesel Engine Components

  • Diesel Support Systems

Elective Courses:

  • Diesel Preventative Maintenance and Inspection

  • Diesel Truck Chassis Concepts

  • Diesel Engine Tune Up and Troubleshooting

  • Diesel Equipment Electrical Systems


  • OSHA

  • Forklift License

  • WV Motor Vehicle State Inspector


Sample Job Titles

Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Bus Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Truck Mechanic, Service Technician, Preventative Maintenance Technician

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