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Diesel Mechanics

  • Diesel-powered vehicles are found in construction roles, trains, marine applications and are commonly used in the military. In addition, fixed diesel engines are widely used as a power source for generators, pumps, and other applications requiring a dependable and economical source of power.  The Diesel Mechanics Program is a two-year training sequence aimed at students who have a desire to work on trucks, heavy machinery, and corporate fleets. 

    This program is offered at both the Mount Morris and Batavia Career and Technical Education Centers.

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Units of Study

    • Safe Work Practices and Emergency Procedures
    • Tools and Equipment
    • Diesel Engine Basics
    • Brakes
    • Steering and Suspension
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Diesel Engine Operation, Components, and Cooling
    • Diesel Engine Fuel, Exhaust, Emissions, and Tune-up
    • Manual and Automatic Transmissions
    • HVAC for Heavy Vehicles
    • Hydraulics
    • Vehicle Maintenance and Inspection Procedures

INDUSTRY-BASED EXAMS/CERTIFICATIONS - NOCTI

CAREER CONNECTIONS

  • School Bus Mechanic
    Heavy Vehicle Service Technician
    Large and Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance
    Marine and Railroad Engine Diesel Mechanics
    Fixed Diesel Mechanics
    Small Engine Diesel Mechanic

Credit Available HIGH SCHOOL

  • 4.0 CTE

SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    • Follow all safety procedures, and practice safe work habits at all times
    • use equipment safely
    • work well individually and with a team
    • apply problem-solving skills to service procedures
    • have sufficient physical ability to manipulate tools and equipment