The Diesel Technology Academy prepares individuals to be highly skilled technicians employed in the field by providing classroom instruction and hands-on experience using equipment comparable to that found in industry. The Diesel Technology Academy preps students for an entry level Diesel Technician position in the Heavy Duty Truck and Heavy Duty Equipment industries. The curriculum is based upon the ASE Certification for Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Training Programs, which serves as a national standard for certification of technicians. Upon successful completion of the program, the students are awarded a Certificate.
The Diesel Equipment Technology program offers 12 students the flexibility of beginning this program five times a year: January, March, June, August, and October. Students learn to inspect, repair and maintain engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, electrical, air conditioning and brake systems over a course of 14 months.
Students seeking admission to this program must meet, interview, and test with the Diesel Equipment Technology chairperson and/or Navigator as well as submit high school/GED/College transcripts, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores, and complete the application for admission.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY TRAINING
- Electronic Controlled Diesel Engines
- Hydraulic and Mechanical Power Trains
- Basic and Advanced Hydraulics
- Electrical and Electronic Systems
- Mobile Air Conditioning and Heating
- Preventive Maintenance
- Steering and Suspension Systems
- Air Brakes
Sponsors of the Diesel Technology Academy include Stribling/Empire Truck Sales. Students will find the Diesel Equipment Technology program a reliable and thorough training ground for employment in the Diesel industry. The program has an excellent reputation with local industries looking for skilled workers and placement of students who complete the program is a top priority. Typical jobs filled by students who have completed this program include fleet preventative maintenance technicians, truck or truck engine dealer technicians, or material handling equipment repair. The average annual income for these positions is $50,000 at the state level.