Diesel Technology

The demand for highly skilled diesel technicians continues to grow each and every year. And with various types of advanced electronic and computerized testing equipment becoming prominent throughout the industry today, the professionals who have the skills to utilize this technology hold a significant advantage over those who do not.

Through a balanced combination of classroom sessions and hands-on projects, students who enroll in SATC’s Diesel Technology Program will learn how to repair and maintain a wide range of agriculture, construction, and over the road trucking diesel engine applications. From hydraulics and power trains, to electrical systems and fuel injectors, no diesel engine is too complex for our students. Extensive instruction is also given on advanced diagnostics, EPA regulations and new technologies related to engine controls and emissions systems.

After completion of SATC’s Diesel Technology Program, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue career opportunities in a wide range of fields including construction, agriculture, railway and OTR trucking repair among many others.

This is an ASE certified NATEF program. All instructors are Master ASE Certified.

What You Will Learn

  • Basic Engine
  • Basic Powertrain and Cab Air-Conditioning
  • Brakes (Hydraulic and Air)
  • Electrical Systems
  • Torque Converters and Power Shift Transmissions
  • Hydraulics, Hydrostatic Drive, Steering and Suspension Systems

  • Diesel Fuel Injection Systems
  • Major Engine Overhaul, Dyno Testing and Tune-Up
  • Communication, Critical Thinking and Technical Skills needed to obtain employment
  • Human Relations Skills and Professional Behavior for the Workplace
    • Appropriate Business Attire
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    • Telephone and Business Protocol and Professionalism
  • Understand the Importance of Work-Related Skills such as:
    • Working Independently
    • Teamwork
    • Following Directions
    • Time Management
    • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking Ability
  • Effective Written and Verbal Communication
  • Positive Work Habits
  • Interpersonal Skills Needed for Employment

What You Can Do

  • Earn an AAS Degree in two years
  • Starting Salary – $30,000 to $40,000
  • Careers
    • Diesel Technician
    • Service Representative
    • Sales and Parts Representative
    • Small Business Owner
    • Service Manager
    • Store Manager

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May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

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