Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Program provides students with practical experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, clutch and transmissions, hydraulics, drive-lines, axles, frame suspension, and diesel truck and tractor steering. Students receive instruction in diagnosing trouble and engine analysis. The fuel injection lab allows students to work on actual diesel vehicles.

Kubota Tech


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,457.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,184.92

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Engine Assembler864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Mountain City Extension Campus
290 Fairground Ln
Mountain City, TN 37683
Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Herman Robinson Arney Street Campus
1500 Arney Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 6,330

Current job openings per year: 700


First Trimester: 
Safety and Orientation
Welding and Cutting
Diesel Engines
Drive Trains
Suspension and Steering
Heating/Air Conditioning
Preventative Maintenance
ASE Test Prep


Snap-on Safety
Snap-on Torque
Snap-on Multi-Meter
Snap-on Wheel Balance & Alignment
Snap-on Scan Tool


Tim Ward
Frederick Anderson
Dave Honeycutt

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