Diesel Equipment Technology

Instructor: Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Diesel Mechanics

repair and maintain diesel engines used to power machines, such as buses, ships, trucks, railroad trains, electric generators, and construction machinery.

Students have an opportunity to gain knowledge and develop technical skills in all aspects of the Industry.


  • Be a High School Junior or Senior from Barbour, Lewis and Upshur County

  • Submit an Application

  • Interview with Instructor

Certifications Available

  • Hours Toward ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification

Diesel Students

Course Objectives

Diesel Engine Components

  • Basic Engine Components

  • Primary Functions

  • Service

  • Inspection

  • Assembly and Procedures

  • Safety Instruction

Diesel Support Systems

  • Lubricating and Cooling Systems

  • Air Intake and Exhaust Systems

  • Starting and Charging Systems

  • Engine Retarders

  • Fuel Systems

  • Governor Operation

  • Safety Instruction


  • Diesel Electrical Systems

  • Diesel Engine Tune‐up

  • Diesel Preventative Maintenance and Inspection

  • Truck Chassis Components

Electronic Engine Controls

  • Electronic Control Modules

  • Electronic Fuel Injection

  • Electronic Control Test Equipment

  • Career Exploration

  • Job seeking Skills

  • Personal and Professional Ethics

  • Safety Instruction

Fundamentals of Diesel Technology

  • Personal and Shop Safety

  • Career Opportunities

  • Proper Use of Hand and Power Tools

  • Basic Oxyacetylene Cutting

  • Electric Welding

  • Basic Shop Etiquette


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