Diesel Technology Courses
Diesel Technology I
This course allows students to experience a variety of diesel and heavy equipment practices. Students will explore the field of diesel and heavy duty equipment repair, and will learn the basics of safety, equipment identification, and the use of hand and power tools in the lab setting. Students will learn about careers within the diesel and heavy equipment repair industry. Lessons will be enhanced by industry partners such as: RDO, General Equipment, Butler, and Titan Machinery. Students will be introduced to diesel engine operation and components, hydraulics, brakes/suspension, and electrical. Technology-related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in Diesel Technology II in the future.
Diesel Technology II
This course will serve as a continuation from Diesel I exploring advanced levels. Students will be required to demonstrate sound safety practices. Advanced levels of fuel systems, steering, tire and wheel diagnosis, service and repair of electrical and electronic controls and systems, as well as hydraulic and air brake systems. Students learn shop organization and management. Training and practice of Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) is accomplished. Lessons will be enhanced by industry partnerships. Technology, mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading and science are integrated throughout the curriculum.