The Diesel Power Technology program is an instructional program that provides students with competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. The program includes instruction in computer operations, electrical systems, electronic diagnostics, troubleshooting techniques of engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, and other components. Diesel mechanics use a variety of tools and testing and diagnostic equipment in their work. Ethics and leadership skills in the workplace are taught as integral components throughout the curriculum.
The Diesel Power Technology program prepares the graduate for employment in the field of diesel power technology through experience and laboratory based applications in repairing engines, fuel injection systems, transmissions, clutches, rear ends; pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power trains and auxiliary systems relative to diesel mechanics. Students enrolling in the certificate option program must have a high school diploma or equivalency.