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Diesel Technologies

DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES I                             Course No. 8613

36 weeks – 3 credits                                          Option for Dual Enrollment

From trains to buses and cranes to backhoes, diesel-powered equipment is the workhorse behind the commercial and industrial industry. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of medium and heavy truck and other types of diesel equipment technology. Students will become familiar with shop safety, the proper use of hand, power tools, and other related test equipment. Students will also be introduced to diesel engine fundamentals and rebuild, medium and heavy truck diagnosis and troubleshooting of the turbo charger, starting, charging, basic electricity, hydraulic braking systems and basic cutting torch operations. They will learn how to perform preventative maintenance & inspections, VA state vehicle inspections and also why it is crucial to today’s vehicles and equipment.


DIESEL TECHNOLOGIES II                            Course No. 8614

36 weeks – 3 credits                                          Option for Dual Enrollment

Prerequisite: Diesel Technology I

Returning students will be introduced to diesel engine electrical, fuel injection and computer diagnosis and repair with the use of several different computer and other related test equipment. Introduction to steering/ suspension, Air Brake diagnosis and repair. Students will also learn basic MIG, stick welding and plasma cutting as part of the class, as well as expanding the skills and knowledge base needed with today’s technicians.


Continuing Education

Diesel Technology is a Dual Enrollment program with Reynolds Community College where qualified students can earn credits towards a Diesel Mechanics technology certificate. Students must apply for dual enrollment status.

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