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Diesel Technician - Optional Externship

Course Description

Diesel Technicians work in a variety of settings overseeing and improving the performance of modern diesel engines and commercial vehicles, as well as sophisticated heavy equipment systems with electronic functions and advanced computer controls. Employed by major trucking companies, delivery enterprises, municipal transit systems and other transportation organizations, diesel technicians serve their customers with job titles such as Diesel Service Technician, Diesel Technician and Diesel Mechanic.

This program provides students the entry level skills required to start a career in automotive repair and maintenance. The program is delivered through an intensive hands-on lab approach allowing students to concentrate on practical skills education and execution. The students will become proficient in preventative maintenance and inspections by performing procedures in electrical, brakes, transmission, rear end and brakes. This course is designed to prepare students to pursue the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1) Certification. Students are eligible for an optional externship with a local employer after successful course completion.

This program is open enrollment and can begin within 2-3 business days of registration.


Estimated Time to Complete: 4-6 months

Program Objectives
After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the automotive and diesel technician in the automotive industry

  • Identify the parts of the vehicle

  • Identify and correctly/safely use hand and shop tools, precision tools, and measuring tools used in vehicle diagnosis and repair

  • Work in the auto shop environment in a safe manner complying with all rules, regulations, and standards

  • Perform basic maintenance program tasks on vehicles per preventive maintenance schedules

  • Perform basic electrical circuit calculations on vehicle electrical systems

  • Verify battery performance and jump start vehicles with dead battery

  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance tasks on vehicle hydraulic systems

  • Troubleshoot clutch for wear and damage

  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on vehicle transmission systems

  • Remove and reinstall various components of rear and front-end drivetrain, axle, and steering and suspension systems

  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on wheels and tires

  • Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs on vehicle braking systems

  • Perform basic chassis frame maintenance and performance checks

  • Inspect and service common types of fifth wheels and couplers

  • Perform simple HVAC diagnoses procedures

  • Perform basic engine system analysis and repair tasks

  • Practice customer service in dealings with vehicle owners, vendors, and coworkers

Certification Opportunities
After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Auto Maintenance & Light Repair (Test G.1)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity
Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Instructor : CCI
Dates : 04/30/22
Days : Online
From : -
Fee : $2599.00
Course Number : C062

Class is unavailable at this time please call 973-720-2354 for more information or other course options

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