Diesel Automotive Technology 1 & 2
Pathway: Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Grade: 10, 11, 12
The Diesel Automotive Technology course is a one-year program designed to train entry level diesel mechanics. Students are trained in shop safety, preventive maintenance, braking systems, suspension systems, tires, engine theory, electrical and electronic theory, troubleshooting, hydraulic theory, design and troubleshooting, powertrain theory, performance, operation and component rebuild. All courses will follow ASE standards. Students will be working on live units with real world problems to diagnose and repair to gain the hands-on experience they need to become successful Diesel technicians. Students will have the opportunity to obtain student ASE certifications in the automotive field and complete a job shadow experience.
Course fee: $40.00.
To be eligible for concurrent enrollment credit a student must maintain a grade of C or higher in the high school course.
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE DIESEL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:
- Auto Shop Owner/Manager
- Diesel Mechanic Master
- Auto Technician Repair
- Service Estimator
Students will need:
- Closed-toed shoes with good traction (Steel toe is a good idea but not required)
- Safety Glasses
- Shop uniform shirt (Will be provided by our sponsors this year for all students)
Instructors: Ellen Gutierrez or John Adkins