The Diesel Technician Program is designed to fill a void for the individual who wants career training in this field, but lacks the time and/or resources required by commercial schools for formal programs. It will prepare students for entry level employment as diesel technicians and graduates with skill and knowledge to progress quickly from trainee to fully-productive status in a relatively short time. The benefits are enormous for graduates as well as companies in desperate need of technicians who can assume higher-level responsibilities. The need for technicians continues to grow as the demand for the transport of people and materials, along with construction utilizing heavy equipment, increases. Crossover opportunities exist in the automotive, truck, and heavy equipment mechanic fields for those who complete diesel technician training.
The training is a career studies certificate program and consists of 28 credit hours over the course of two semesters. The curriculum is currently geared toward instructing in the repair and maintenance of diesel engine powered vehicles (cars,trucks, heavy equipment) including preventive maintenance techniques; diagnosing/troubleshooting; assembly/disassembly of engines, electronic fuel systems, power trains; diagnostic and other essential skills to perform required tasks. Heavy emphasis is placed on electronic diagnostic tools required to meet the changing needs of the electronic systems in today's equipment.
Location and Cost
Located in south central Virginia approximately 50 miles south of Richmond. Quiet rural setting. Approximately two miles from Blackstone. Classes will be held at 1041 West 10th Street, Pickett Park, Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA in Nottoway County. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Need help with financial aid? Call us at 800-228-7822.
Lodging is available at Fort Pickett. Daily rates are available. Rates may vary slightly. Meals available on Post and nearby Blackstone. On base lodging is provided based on availability.
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Program total cost: 28 credit hours $4165.00 in-state, ($9,669.80 out-of-state) plus Books
1st semester 14 credit hours $2,082.50 in-state ($4,834.90 out-of-state)
2nd semester 14 credit hours $2,082.50 in-state ($4,834.90 out-of-state)