Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

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Instructor: Chuck Lyman


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The Diesel Technology program provides students with the opportunity to learn about Diesel Technology and demonstrate that knowledge through a variety of projects and written assignments. Through a combination of classroom and off campus studies, students have the opportunity to work with customers, suppliers, and other professionals. The program culminates with an intensive, individualized project that tests students’ learning and acquired knowledge.

College Credit and Industry Certifications: Students completing the program can earn up to 6 college credits at Vermont Technical College in the following dual enrollment courses: DSL 1020, Diesel Power Systems (3 credits); and DSL 1040, Basic Electricity and Electrical Systems (3 credits). They can also take up to 4 ASE Certification Exams and earn advanced placement and 12 credits in Ohio Tech’s Diesel Program. Students are also able to train and test for the National Automotive Student Skills Standards Assessment in Medium/Heavy Diesel systems.

After the Program: Graduates of the Diesel Technology program are prepared to enter a two- or four-year college program. Past students have attended Vermont Technical College, Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio, Advanced Welding Institute, and the Universal Technical Institute. They have also entered the workforce as diesel truck technicians, heavy equipment operators, welders/fabricators, automotive technicians, shop foremen, and parts specialists.

Interests and Attitudes: Students applying to the Diesel Technology program should be interested in careers as diesel technicians, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers or related occupations; a desire to learn real-life skills related to Diesel Technology theory and application; a commitment to completing all assigned coursework; a willingness to engage in applied technical projects as well as significant classroom instruction; and an ability to exhibit initiative, responsibility, and accountability.