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    DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

     

    47.0613  MEDIUM/HEAVY VEHICLE AND TRUCK TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN

    (PDE APPROVED PROGRAM OF STUDY)

     

    The Diesel Technology Program is designed to prepare individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the specialized maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, and other commercial and industrial vehicles.  This Program includes instruction in diesel engine mechanics, suspension and steering, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, preventive maintenance inspections, drive trains, HVAC systems, and auxiliary equipment installation and repair.

     

    The Diesel Technology Program includes safety, theory, and general practice.  Diesel technicians must like to work with machines and be able to use both hand and power tools.  This Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The Program consists of a list of PDE required tasks and additional local or value added tasks.

     

     

    Specialized Equipment:

     

    Related Occupations /Employment Opportunities:

    Personal Qualifications:

     

    Diesel Over-the-

       road Trucks

    Diesel Engines

    Transmissions

    Braking Systems

    Drive axles

    Bus and Truck Mechanic

    Diesel Engine Specialist

    Industrial Machinery

       Mechanic

    Automotive Master

       Mechanic

    Helpers-Installation

    Farm Equipment Mechanic

    Mechanical and Electronic

       Abilities

    Physical Stamina

    Commercial Driver’s

       License

    Problem Solving/Trouble

       Shooting Skills

    Ability to Work

       Independently and in

       a Team

     

    CAREERS:

     

    Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists

    Farm Equipment Mechanics

    Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

     

    Certifications available to qualified students:
     

    Industry Certification

    Provider Name
     

    AYES Certificate

    Automotive Youth Educational Systems

    Certified Safety Inspector, Cat I

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    S/P2

    S/P2

    Section 609 Certification for Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery

    Mobile Air Conditioning  Society Worldwide