Additional information available on the Diesel Technology Department website.
The Diesel Engine Performance Certificate is designed for students to learn to identify and describe different types of diesel-powered vehicles, as well as use information provided in maintenance manuals and parts manuals. Students acquire skills associated with maintaining a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop. Students learn the proper safe use and care for hand electric, air, and hydraulic tools. Additionally, students learn about the operation and repair of fuel injection systems, including disassembly, assembly, and service procedures of fuel system components. Students acquire sills in the operation and repair of turbochargers, superchargers, and various induction and exhaust systems, as well as procedures for reclaiming engine performance. Students also learn how to diagnose and repair the lighting systems found in medium/heavy duty trucks and equipment.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Diesel Engine Performance certificate program, students should be able to:
- Maintain a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop
- Conduct service procedures on fuel injection systems
- Determine service procedures for reclaiming engine performance
- Diagnose and repair lighting systems of medium and heavy-duty trucks