Diesel Technology

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Description

Ever wonder who keeps all those big trucks up and running on I-35? It could very well be graduates of this program. In this class, students prepare for careers in the diesel service industry through hands-on experience coupled with mechanical theory related to medium- and heavy-duty over-the-road trucks.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Diesel Technology Fundamentals
Orientation and Safety I 27
Preventive Maintenance 105
Suspension and Steering 90
Workplace Employability Skills I 41
Brakes 105
Heating, Ventilation and A/C 26
Drive Train 90
Hydraulics 41
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Diesel Technology Advanced
Orientation and Safety I 27
Preventive Maintenance 105
Suspension and Steering 90
Workplace Employability Skills I 41
Brakes 105
Heating, Ventilation and A/C 26
Drive Train 90
Hydraulics 41
Orientation and Safety II 40
Diesel Engines 195
Workplace Employability Skills II 28
Electrical - Electronics 210
HVAC, APU, Hybrid Systems 52
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

MHT: Suspension & Steering (ASE Student)
MHT: Brakes (ASE Student)
MHT: Diesel Engines (ASE Student)
MHT: Electrical/Electronics (ASE Student)
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

Bus Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Fleet Mechanic, General Repair Mechanic, Mechanic, Service Technician, Trailer Mechanic, Transit Mechanic, Truck Mechanic – Approximate Pay Potential: $13-30/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3031.00):

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