Diesel Technology

Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Heavy Line Technician

In this class you will learn the skills to provide service and repair to the engine, chassis and drive train components. You learn about the electrical system and to test and replace the system components using a digital volt ohm meter.

You also learn about the preventative maintenance inspection and performance procedures, regulations, and documentation as well as how to inspect, diagnose and repair diesel engines. You gain hands-on experience in disassembling, repairing and reassembling a diesel engine.

In addition, you learn about the brake system, steering system, hydraulic system, and drive train diagnosis, problem solving techniques and repair procedures. You cover hydraulic systems found in medium and heavy truck applications as well.

The hours completed in this program align with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Areas of Study:

  • Introduction to Diesel Technology Safety & Electrical
  • Diesel Electricity Fundamentals
  • Preventative Maintenance Inspection & Service
  • Diesel Engine Systems
  • Workforce Staging
  • Tire Service, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Steering & Suspension
  • Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Drive Train
  • Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Hydraulics

Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Heavy Line Technician/CDL

In addition to the curriculum for the Medium/Heavy Diesel Truck Heavy Line Technician class, you will receive the training necessary to become a professional truck driver. You will learn how to properly operate an eighteen-wheeler, including:

  • Shift, Backup, & Basic Controls
  • Speed & Space Management
  • Night Operation
  • Drive in Extreme Conditions
  • Emergency Maneuvers & Hazard Awareness
  • Preventative Maintenance, Troubleshooting, & Vehicle Inspection
  • Cargo Handling & Documentation
  • Trip Planning
  • Driver Health & Safety
  • Accident Procedures

You will have an opportunity to perform driving skills on training grounds and in live traffic.  After the completion of this major you will be eligible to take the CDL exam to receive your license.

Areas of Study:

  • Professional Truck Driver Basic Operation
  • Professional Truck Driver Safety Operation Practices
  • Professional Truck Driver Advanced Operation Practices
  • Professional Truck Driver Vehicle Maintenance
  • Professional Truck Driver Non-Vehicle Activities