Diesel Technology

Diesel technology is part of virtually every aspect of today’s transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries. Oil rigs, power plants, hydraulic systmes, cargo ships, locomotives, construction vehicles, farming equipment, mining equipment and diesel trucks - most of these vehicles are powered by diesel engines.

The diesel technology course trains its students in the repair and servicing of diesel-powered equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the direct needs of local business and industry. Technical knowledge is enhanced by "hands-on" work involving actual maintenance activities of school owned vehicles and equipment. While the emphasis is on diesel engines, gasoline powered equipment and vehicles are also included as part of the instructional program. Students have the opportunity to obtain state safety inspection licenses.

 
 
Courses of Study
• Operation of Diesel Engines
• Engine Components
• Service Lubrication
• Test Equipment and Service Tools
• Engine Inspect and Service
• Cooling Systems
• Welding‐ Arc
• Oxyacetylene Fuel Systems
• Electrical Systems
• Engine Rebuild
• Fuel and Exhaust Systems
• Inspect and Service Power Trains
• Climate Control Systems
• Brakes & Steering System

 

Career Paths
• Bus and Truck Mechanics
• Diesel Engine Specialist
• Farm Equipment Mechanics
• Heavy Equipment Mechanics
• Recreational Vehicle Technicians
• Tire Repairers and Changers
• Transportation Inspectors
• Diesel Engines Repair
• Trailer Mechanic
• State Inspection Mechanic
• Heavy Equipment Operator
• Parts Supply Technician
• CDL Truck Driver

 

Post Secondary Opportunities
• CCAC
• Ohio Diesel
• Operating Engineers Local 66
• Universal Technical Institute
• Wyo Tech
Certifications
• PA State Safety Inspection
Mechanic
• PA State Emissions Inspector
 
Articulated Credits
• Statewide
• Rosedale Technical Institute