Hancock County Technical Center

Diesel/Heavy Equipment » Diesel Technology I

Diesel Technology I

This course is designed to teach the necessary entry level skills with regard to Heavy Equipment and Diesel Engine Repair.  Both theoretical and practical aspects are dealt with.  The program will be directed towards a failure analysis, troubleshooting and repair procedures.  In each phase of training, an appropriate amount of shop time will be utilized in order to strengthen the student’s hands-on abilities.  

Students will learn to:  convert measurements taken using the English or metric system to specifications stated in terms of either system; explain and demonstrate an understanding of the chemical reaction that occurs in various systems of a truck regarding the combustion of fuels, catalytic converters, and contamination when introduced into a given system; explain the purpose of addiitves in truck fuels and lubricants; demonstrate an understanding and determine efficiency of the kinetic and potential energy relationships that occur in valve systems, ignition systems, and other stored energy systems, such as springs and fuels; and demonstrate an understanding of the role of balanced and unbalanced forces on linear and rotating truck assemblies.   

Along with this classroom experience, qualified students may also receive the opportunity to participate in On the Job Training with local businesses and on site live work from our community.  Students will also be exposed to training in those skills needed to acquire and maintain employment in the field.  The program will be directed towards failure analysis, troubleshooting and repair procedures.  In each phase of training, an appropriate amount of shop time will be utilized in order to strengthen the student’s hands-on abilities.

Schedule

This course meets Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 10:30 am.

Location

This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center .