Diesel Equipment Technology

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.

Students can TABE test starting in April and register in July.

Financial Aid

The Diesel Equipment Technology program qualifies for Pell, Heaps, VA, WIOA and WV Vocational Rehabilitation. These are Grants not Loans. ACT does not offer any student loan options.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

To meet SAP, a student must:

  • Maintain a continuous "C" average.

  • Attend at least 90% of the program hours for each grading period.

  • Maintain a continuous 90% attendance rate for the program.

  • Complete the course within the originally scheduled course hours.

Refund Policy

During the first enrollment period 1 to 945 hours

There is no refund for fees after the start of class! There is a 100% refund on tuition during the first five days of the program! There is a 50% refund on tuition during day 6 thru day 10 of the program! After day 10 of the program there is No Refund!!

During the second enrollment period 945 to 1890 hours

There is No Refund once the second enrollment period starts!

Enrollment Procedures



       Must be 18 years old

       High school diploma or WV approved equivalent


Start Here

       Call (304) 256-3964 to schedule your free TABE required entrance exam

       Complete your Financial Aid Applications. 

               For Pell Grant visit:

          www.fafsa.ed.gov    ACT's ID 015748

               For HEAPS Grant visit:


       Notify ACT's financial aid department that your applications are filed. 


Once Financial Aid Applications Are Received

       You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office.

       You must supply any required documentation to complete financial aid.

       You should have completed your twelve hours with Adult Education. 



Final Steps

       You've been accepted into the program.

       You've completed the required twelve hours with Adult Education.

       You've completed all requirements with financial aid. 

             You will be contacted by ACT's financial aid office to sign:     

          Award Letter

          Cost Sheet


      Attend the Mandatory orientation.

       Bring the following with you:

          High School Diploma or WV Approved Equivalent

          Social Security Card

          Photo ID

          Non-Refundable Registration of $175 (must be exact change/check)

          Certificate of Health Form

          Required Head Shot Photo 



Start Class

Contact Us

Call (304) 256-4615​

Fax:  304-256-4674

Email:  info@wvact.net

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