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Diesel Technology

Keep society moving in Diesel Technology! Students are provided experience in maintaining and repairing heavy semi-trucks and industrial equipment as Central Ohio continues to develop as a major transportation and distribution hub. Students learn about, and work with, air and hydraulic brakes, engine components, engine tear-down, rebuilding and repairing, transmission components and air flow systems of diesel, industrial, commercial and agriculture equipment.

Successful career options include: diesel service technician, agriculture and industrial power equipment technician, services foreman or manager, or advanced electronic diagnostic technician

Practical Learning Experiences

Students will learn:

  • Problem diagnosis
  • Engine and transmission work
  • Disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • Inspect brakes, steering, fuel and air systems

Required Courses

Below are the career-technical classes offered during this two-year program. Students may also choose to add electives to their schedule.

Year One
Truck Diesel Engines
Truck Braking, Suspension, and Steering Systems

Year Two
Ground Transportation Engine and Power Train
Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics


John Wilson

Diesel Technology Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

Industry Certifications

10-hour OSHA
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
CPR/First Aid

College Partnerships

Clark State Community College
University of Northwestern Ohio
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
Lincoln Tech

*Partnerships continue to evolve. Talk to the instructor for the most up-to-date partnerships and credit options.

Salary Potential

$37,500 (Starting Technician)
$100,000 (Experienced Technician)
$63,000 (Hydraulic Engineer)


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