The Diesel I program 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 additives 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.
Students enrolled in the Diesel II Program will continue with training in related fields but will be eligible to test for ASE certifications, State inspection licenses (Class A, D, and E), and participate in on the job training.
Course Requirements: Students enrolled in the Diesel/Heavy Equipment II program are best suited for seniors. This is due to college placements, job placements, and licensing. Underclassmen may not be eligible for some of the licenses and placements due to age restrictions. Students will also be eligible to compete in the State and National Skills USA competitions.
Year 1 meets Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 10:30 am.
Year 2 meets Monday-Thursday from 11:45 am-2:15 pm and Fridays from 11:45-1:15.
Location: This course is held at Hancock County Technical Center.