Evening Adult Classes on Diesel Equipment Technology

Instructor: Charles Smith

Charles Smith

Diesel Equipment Technology

The Fred W. Eberle Technical Center Diesel Equipment Technology program is NATEF certified. A two-semester program, the Diesel Equipment Technology program runs from August to June. Classes are held on weekdays, usually from 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Class times are set by the instructor and are subject to change. FETC offers a hands-on, informational course to give students the necessary knowledge and skill sets they need for success.

One hundred percent of past students have found successful careers in bus mechanics, truck mechanics, and as diesel engineering specialists. If you are looking for a hands-on, extensive Diesel Equipment Technology program, contact Fred W. Eberle Technical Center today. Click here for our online Post-Secondary Application.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Submit an Application

  • Interview with Instructor


The evening program is 675 Clock Hours in length and begins in September and ends in May.

Certification Available

Hours Toward ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification

Program Cost


*All prices subject to change

*See school catalog for refund policy


Eligible Student (Pell Grant)

Financial aid is available to qualified students. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) @ studentaid.gov .

The Title IV code number for Fred Eberle Technical Center is: 017035

To qualify for federal student aid, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or other eligible non‐citizen.

  • Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED.

  • If a student has received a Bachelor’s degree, he or she is not eligible for a Pell Grant.

  • Be enrolled in an eligible program of at least 600‐clock hours in length that leads

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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