Diesel Technology

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Diesel technology is part of virtually every aspect of today’s transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries. Oil rigs, power plants, hydraulic systems, cargo ships, locomotives, construction vehicles, farming equipment, mining equipment and diesel trucks – most of these vehicles are powered by diesel engines.
Students are trained in the repair and servicing of diesel-powered equipment. Emphasis is placed on the needs of local business and industry. Skills are enhanced by “hands-on” work involving actual maintenance of school owned vehicles and equipment. While the emphasis is on diesel engines, gasoline powered equipment and vehicles are also included as part of the program. Students have the opportunity to obtain state safety inspection licenses.
Median annual wages of Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics were $42,320 in 2012Bureau of Labor Statistics
Courses of Study
• Operation of Diesel Engines
• Engine Components
• Service Lubrication
• Test Equipment and Service Tools
• Engine Inspect and Service
• Cooling Systems
• Welding‐ Arc
• Oxyacetylene Fuel Systems
• Electrical Systems
• Engine Rebuild
• Fuel and Exhaust Systems
• Inspect and Service Power Trains
• Climate Control Systems
• Brakes & Steering System
Career Paths
• Bus and Truck Mechanics
• Diesel Engine Specialist
• Farm Equipment Mechanics
• Heavy Equipment Mechanics
• Recreational Vehicle Technicians
• Tire Repairers and Changers
• Transportation Inspectors
• Diesel Engines Repair
• Trailer Mechanic
• State Inspection Mechanic
• Heavy Equipment Operator
• Parts Supply Technician
• CDL Truck Driver
V12 Diesel Tank Engine
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Post Secondary Opportunities
• Ohio Diesel
• Operating Engineers Local 66
• Universal Technical Institute
• Wyo Tech
• PA State Safety Inspection
• PA State Emissions Inspector

Articulated Credits for High School Students
• Statewide
• Rosedale Technical Institute

*Gainful Employment Disclosure for Adult Students