Diesel System Technician



Instructors are Master ASE Certified

Program’s Mission Statement

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment in a wide variety of diesel related occupations as entry level Diesel Technicians.

Program Content

The program offers a sequence of courses that provides challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a career in the Transportation field.

The content includes but is not limited to maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems, work on brakes, HVAC, drive train, and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance.

Entrance Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School
  • Occupational interest

Length of Program

The entire program is 1800 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCP’s:

OCP A  (Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper)                                    150 hours

OCP B  (Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician)                                   300 hours

OCP C  (Diesel Engine Preventive Maintenance Technician)             150 hours

OCP D  (Diesel Engine Technician)                                                     300 hours

OCP E  (Diesel Brakes Technician)                                                     300 hours

OCP F  (Diesel Heating and Air Condition Technician)                      150 hours

OCP G  (Diesel Steering and Suspension Technician)                                    150 hours

OCP H  (Diesel Drive Train Technician)                                              150 hours

OCP I   (Diesel Hydraulics Technician)                                               150 hours

Employment Opportunities as:

  • Diesel Technicians, Heavy Duty Parts and Service Advisor
  • Working in many Diesel related industries such as boat, trucks, buses, cars, ships, trains, heavy equipment farm, equipment power generation and landscaping equipment

There is work for diesel mechanics in a wide variety of conditions and industries. Truck fleets and bus companies use diesel mechanics to repair heavy equipment in the field. Ships use diesel mechanics to work on engines so large, one can work inside of them. A traditional shortage of good diesel mechanics offers maximum job security and top fringe benefits.


Salaries for program graduates with entry-level skills range from $32,000 to $40,000 annually with Class A CDL Driver’s License.

A technician with 2-5 years’ experience with ASE certification can increase their salary range from $32,563 to $50,000, while master technicians earn from $52,000 to $90,000.

Financial aid is available to eligible students and eligible programs.

Applications and information regarding financial aid resources may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

The Federal PELL Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), are some forms of aid offered. To be eligible a student must:

  1. A full registration fee is charge from the first day of the trimester throughout the 21st
  2. Seventy-five percent of the fee is charged from the 22nd through the 45th
  3. Fifty percent of the fee is charged from the 50th day through the end of the trimester.
  4. Students registering for short-term classes will pay a course fee based upon the duration of the course and the total hours of the class.

For more information please see your Financial Aid Officer.

The Federal PELL Grant, FSEOG are all based on financial need and are determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Additional resources such as Vocational Rehabilitation, South Florida Workforce, SAVES, etc. can assist students through their vocational programs for those who qualify. Please see those individual agencies to determine eligibility.

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