Printed on 1/17/2019
Diesel Equipment Mechanic
Technical Diploma (TD)
Financial Aid Eligible
*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.
Diesel technicians with advanced diagnostic and analytical expertise are in demand. Get the skills you need to repair and maintain electronic-controlled diesel engines, air conditioning systems, electronic-controlled air brake systems and drive lines. Because you’ll be working directly on FVTC’s fleet of 60 diesel powered tractors, you’ll have a unique opportunity for hands-on learning every day "in the shop" dealing with real-life customer and vehicle issues. This setting builds your technical expertise and helps you learn to use the complex equipment needed to diagnose and correct problems. You will have the skills to service any type of diesel-powered equipment.
General Repair Mechanic
Heavy Duty Diesel Service Repair Technician
Estimated Program Cost
This program will cost about
based on current tuition and fees.
Additional materials and supplies will cost
Textbooks will cost about $716.70*.
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.
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Diesel Equipment Mechanic
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Gainful Employment Information
An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
Credit Transfer Options
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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.
- Diagnose major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
- Repair major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
- Service major systems in diesel and heavy equipment industry.
- Practice personal and professional work habits.
- Document complaint, cause and correction.
This program is National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. NATEF certified programs ensure that heavy vehicle service technician education is upheld to the highest quality learning standards set by industry experts. A NATEF program also prepares students for achieving Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.
The Diesel Technology program at FVTC will give students the opportunity to become certified in the following:
• Federal EPA 609 Air Conditioning Repair
• Federal Motor Carrier Brake Inspector
• Federal Motor Carrier Annual Inspector
Tools will be provided for use in the program.
Students will be required to purchase uniform shirts ($120) and electrical supplies ($87).
Optional CDL for diesel students is available.
Earn certifications for Federal Annual Inspection, Federal Air Brake Inspection and State & Federal Air Conditioning.
A minimum of 4 semesters will be required to complete this program. One summer semester is required.
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