Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

About

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.

Class Hours
Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.  A full-time training program is also offered in the evening.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,080.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,101.00
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Program Credentials

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

Campus Locations

Main Campus
426 Highway 91 North
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: 7,720

Current job openings per year: 780

Curriculum/Courses

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

Certifications

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

Instructors

Lester Julian
423-543-0070
Tim Ward
423-543-0070
Allen Trent
423-543-0070

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