Diesel Systems Technician

Program Objective

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

Program Content

This program offers a sequence of courses that provide challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a career pathway in Transportation. The content includes but is not limited to maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems, working on brakes, HVAC, drive train, and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance.

Admission Requirements

  • 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
  • Occupational Interest

Program Cost

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and or uniforms, if applicable.

Program Hours

  • Monday – Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Completion Requirements

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

OCP A – Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper:                      150 hours

OCP B – Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician:                           300 hours

OCP C – Diesel Engine Preventative Maintenance Technician:         150 hours

OCP D – Diesel Engine Technician:                                             300 hours

OCP E – Diesel Brakes Technician:                                             300 hours

OCP F – Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning 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

Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 9th grade in Math, Reading, and Language on the TABE test or passing of an Industry Certification exam. Additional information can be provided by student services.

Students are expected to complete program competencies.

Employment Opportunities

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

Salary

According to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Diesel Service Technician was $46,360 or $ 22.29 per hour.

Program Cost

  • In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
  • Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (subject to change)
  • $15.00 application fee per trimester
  • Material fee – Varies by program
  • Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
  • Liability insurance fee – Varies by program
  • Students must purchase books/kits and or uniforms, if applicable.

 

RMEC & TC adheres to a policy of non-discrimination and strives to provide equal opportunity to all potential students

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