Diesel Service Technology

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

This program prepares students for future work in a Diesel Services position. This is a two year program (one year for engines & one year for suspension, drive train, and transmission). Students can obtain a paid internship during their second year. Some equipment that would be serviced:

  •  Buses
  •  Tractor Trailers
  •  Electric Generators
  •  Construction Equipment

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Career and Technical Student Organization (SkillsUSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!

skillsUSA

For Parents

5620 Diesel Services Technology I introduces students to engine operating principles and theories as well as diesel fuel systems and hands-on training related to modern diesel engines. The course covers inspection, troubleshooting, overhaul and engine replacement procedures. And includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of repair work on diesel engines used to power buses, ships, trucks, railroad trains, electrical generators, construction machinery, and similar equipment. Instruction and practice is provided in the diagnostics and repair of engines. Students will demonstrate performance of these tasks as defined by ASE/NATEF standards. Use of technical manuals, hand and power tools and of testing and diagnostic equipment are also studied in the course.

5624 Diesel Service Technology II includes classroom and laboratory experiences concerned with all phases of repair work on diesel electrical systems used to power buses, ships, trucks, railroad trains, electrical generators, construction machinery, and similar equipment. Instruction and practice is provided in the diagnostics and repair of electrical/electronic systems. Students will demonstrate performance of these tasks as defined by ASE/NATEF standards. Use of technical manuals, hand and power tools and of testing and diagnostic equipment are also studied in the course. Instruction in personal and environmental safety practices as related to OSHA and other agencies that affect individuals working in the ground transportation technology areas. This course addresses the fundamental theories of electricity and electronics as applied to ground transportation technology area. Utilization of analog and digital meters, wiring diagrams, and other diagnostic tools will be stressed in a hands-on course that introduces the student to automotive electrical theory, batteries, charging systems, starting systems, wiring repairs, lighting systems and accessories.

Pathway

Certifications

sp2

SP2 - Hazardous Materials Training
SP2 - Heavy-Duty Fleet Safety
SP2 - Heavy-Duty Fleet Pollution Prevention

Dual Credit Institution

vincennes

Dual Credit Courses

Year 1
DESL130 Diesel Engine Systems
DESL 130L Diesel Engine Systems Laboratory

Year 2
AUTO 105 Transportation Fundamentals 2
AUTO 110 Transportation Electrical
AUTO 110L Transportation Electrical Laboratory

Potential Careers/Salary

Diesel Service Technician and Mechanics - $40,850 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/