Diesel Equipment Maintenance & Repair Technology

Mr. Reece Matthew
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CIP Code: 47.0613

Diesel Mechanics teaches students how to maintain and repair heavy duty trucks and equipment. This course also does work on both Diesel and Gasoline engines. Students learn to do all kinds of different skills, which include troubleshooting and complete repair work. They also may specialize in one or two key areas of repair or maintenance.

Areas of Instruction:

Tools Used

  • Mechanic Tools

  • Machine Tools

  • Welding Equipment

  • Flame Cutting Equipment

  • Common Hand Tools

  • Test Equipment

What are the benefits?

The benefits are endless with a career as a diesel equipment mechanic.  These types of engines are not only seen in pick-ups and larger trucks, but they are now being seen in lighter vehicles as well.  Jobs are increasing daily in this field. Students can attain their PA Inspection Mechanic Certification, Brake Certification and OSHA certification. Students have the opportunity to earn their CDL at a significantly reduced cost!

Types of jobs upon graduation are:

  • Differential Mechanic

  • Hydraulic Mechanic

  • Diesel Engine Repair Technician

  • Engine Overhaul Mechanic

Skills Needed:

To be successful at any career, a person must know what it takes to master the trade.

For a diesel equipment mechanic, these skills are necessary:

  • Physical strength to lift heavy parts

  • Reading and math comprehension

  • Logical thinking

  • Teamwork

  • Self-motivation

  • Able to multi-task

College Credits available in Diesel Equipment Maintenance and Repair from:

St. Francis University

Johnson College

Excelsior College 

Soar Credits

Adult Education Information

Cost:  $9,000.00 – Includes books, PA Auto Inspection and CDL (without CDL cost is $7,000.00),  NOCTI and OSHA Certification
Estimated expenses not included in tuition:
Criminal Record Check – $22.00
Child Abuse Clearance – $13.00
Federal Criminal History Record-$23.85
Uniforms – $100.00
Work Boots – $100.00
CDL DOT Physical – $49.00
CDL Permit – $60-$80.00
CDL Drug Test – $20-$35.00
$300.00 deposit that will go toward tuition                                                                                                                                                                              

Academic Year:  9 months/900 hours
Start Date: August 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Book included in tuition
ISBN 9781305073623
Heavy Duty Truck Systems 6th Edition
Sean Bennett

ISBN 9780357358542
Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel and Computerized Management Systems, 6th Edition
Sean Bennett