DIESEL MECHANICS

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    Students repair and service the systems and components on light and heavy duty trucks and sports utility vehicles. Students are prepared for jobs in the auto/truck/heavy equipment industry. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

    • Choose either large diesel, small truck, van or sport utility vehicles as their focus
    • Work alone and in small groups
    • Participate in leadership activities and organizations
    • Learn about all vehicle systems
    • Work on real, up-to-date equipment including computer-controlled engines and vehicles
    • Use hand and power tools and test instruments
    • Learn troubleshooting and problem solving skills

    Earned Outside of (Following) the Class

    • ASE Auto and Heavy Duty
    • Timken systems
    • EPA Section 609 MVAC Technician Certification
    • Gates Automotive Aftermarket Systems

    Class Benefits

    • 20-30 high school credits earned for the year
    • Technical and career ready skills
    • Application of academic education to real-life work experiences
    • Qualified students participate in dealer internships
    • Benefits those enrolling in college, especially in engineering and science
    • Advanced Diesel Mechanics training in year two, specializing in an area of study

    Certifications Earned Within the Class

    • Class completion certificate
    • Snap-on multi-meter
    • Valvoline oil systems

    Job Opportunities Upon Completion

    • Most internships for heavy trucks and tractors
    • VTA bus
    • City and county repair shops
    • Forklift Repair