Diesel Technology

Program Description

The program prepares students for entry-level careers in repair and maintenance of diesel engines. Students have the opportunity to earn a Level 1 Certificate in Industrial Diesel Technology. Students in the program will apply their knowledge and skills in industry work experiences.

The CTE Department may structure the field experience. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Shop Safety
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Basic Principles of Diesel Engines
  • Power Tools
  • Electrical Systems of Diesel Engines
  • Diesel Engine Testing & Repair
  • Brake Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems

Business and Industry Partners

Amazon · CenterPoint Energy · Cummins · Doggett Heavy Machinery Services · FedEx · Fred Haas Toyota · Group 1 Auto · Gulf States Toyota · Mustang/CAT · Munday Chevrolet · Old Dominion Freight · UPS · W.T. Byler

College Partners

Lone Star College

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, Diesel Engines (T2)

Possible Career Pathways

  • Diesel Mechanic in Oil and Gas
  • Diesel Mechanic in Transportation
  • Field Service Technicians

*Median Pay Per Year

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Business & Industry
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Transportation Systems Energy and Power of Transportation Systems Diesel Equipment Technology I Diesel Equipment Technology II