Diesel Systems Technician

Program Objective

The mission of the 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, agricultural, earthmoving, marine or power generation fields. The content includes, but is not limited to, maintaining and repairing engines and electrical, 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
  • Meet with a counselor
  • Create update profile information on Focus
  • No specific requirement for Information Technology
 

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 6:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 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. 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

Employment Requirements

Completion of Post-Secondary program is recommended. Industry certification, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) usually required by employers.

Salary

According to the 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for a Diesel Systems Technician was $50,200 annually or $24.13 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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

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

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