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 (only applies to Arney Street class)


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,727.38
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,216.22

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Herman Robinson Arney Street Campus
1500 Arney Street
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Mountain City Extension Campus
290 Fairground Ln
Mountain City, TN 37683
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: 6,330

Current job openings per year: 700


First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Technology Foundations
General Shop Skills
Preventative Maintenance
Basic Diesel Theory
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Diesel Engine Mechanical
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Basic Electricity & Electronic
Electronic Diesel Engine Control
Fourth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Suspension and Steering
Fifth Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Drive Trains
Heating, Ventilation & AC


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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