• Course Description:
    The Diesel Technology program offers training for employment as an entry-level diesel technician or a strong foundation for continuing into post-secondary education. Classroom instruction is reinforced with hands-on experience working on medium/heavy duty truck systems and engines. Course work includes instruction in brake systems, steering and suspension systems, engines, fuel systems, coolant systems, electrical systems, and drivetrains. Students will also utilize math and writing skills throughout the coursework.

     Unit Subjects:

    • Operation and Safety
    • Tools and Fasteners/Hardware
    • Brake Systems
    • Preventative Maintenance
    • Steering/Suspension Systems
    • Engine
    • Coolant System
    • Fuel System
    • Air Intake and Exhaust System
    • Drive Line
    • Electrical/Electronic System


    • Knowledge Grade = 30%
      • Classroom Work
      • Quizzes
      • Assignments
      • Projects
    • Skill Grade = 50%
      • Hands-on Projects
      • Tests
      • Shop Safety
      • Quality of Work
    • Attitude Grade = 20%
      • Attendance
      • Uniform
      • Attitude
      • Performance

    Blue work pants and plain blue shirt (short or long-sleeved), Steel Toe Work Boots, and ANSI Z87 Rated Safety Glasses.  IDs are to be worn at all times, no exceptions.  Students should have clean uniforms daily and look professional. Students wearing dirty uniforms or looking unprofessional will be written up and their grades will reflect this as well. Alternate uniforms may be approved by the instructor.

    Safety Requirements:

    • SP2 Safety Training
    • Safety Coursework
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Training for all Tools and Equipment before Use

    Please see our Diesel Syllabus
    Program of Study, as put forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    Task List, as put forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education