Automotive & Transportation

Explore a career in the automotive industry, enhance your skills, or start your own business. 


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Diesel Equipment Technology
Name
SEF-3001O7
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Diesel equipment technicians can work in a number of industries, including trucking, local government, agricultural equipment dealers and more. Students are prepared for jobs such as diesel equipment mechanic, heavy equipment technician, service department assistant, transit and bus drivers, fleet scheduling technicians and service technician.
Description
Acquire the skills you need for a career as a diesel technician, bus or transit driver, heavy equipment or truck rental specialist, or municipal fleet manager. This introductory course will help you get started in this high-demand field and prepare you to perform routine repair procedures, preventive maintenance, and safety applications. The course is for professionals who need to know the foundational, technical aspects of diesel technologies and related record-keeping – not just day-to-day repair. You will also learn about the U.S. Department of Transportation's record-keeping requirements and how to comply with them, as well as the high priority tasks and standards set forth by Automotive Service Excellence and the minimum standards of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
Course Objectives
  1. ... be able to apply preventive maintenance practices
  2. ... be able to perform preventative maintenance on systems
  3. ... be able to practice appropriate record-keeping
  4. ... have acquired the knowledge necessary to understand the Federal guidelines to safety inspections
Outline of Instruction
  1. Vehicle Power Plants: Gasoline, Diesel Alternative Fuel
  2. Vehicle Design and Construction
  3. Body Styles
  4. Safety Checks
  5. Tire Checks
  6. Fluids and Lighting Inspection
  7. Flat Tire Replacement
  8. Front End Checks
  9. Exhaust System Inspection
  10. Brake Inspection
  11. Vehicle History, Log Book and Record-keeping
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
N/A
Text and Supplies Needed
Supplied by Instructor
Students need to supply safety glasses
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
N/A
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Successfully pass the end of class exam with a minimum of 75%
  4. Successfully complete a vehicle inspection report
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
N/A
Intended Audience
Diesel equipment technicians can work in a number of industries, including trucking, local government, agricultural equipment dealers and more. Students are prepared for jobs such as diesel equipment mechanic, heavy equipment technician, service department assistant, transit and bus drivers, fleet scheduling technicians and service technician.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Preventative Maintenance Technician, Fleet Maintenance Technician, Diesel Technician, Transit and Bus Operators
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Yes
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Preventative Maintenance Technician
  • Fleet Maintenance Technician
  • Diesel Technician
  • Transit Driver
  • Bus Operator
Related Courses
  • AHS Auto Tech I - AHS-AUTE1
  • AHS Auto Tech II - AHS-AUTE2
  • AHS Auto Service Tech II - AHS-AUST2
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221