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DIESEL TECHNOLOGY


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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

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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
Instructor

John Wilson
Diesel Technology Instructor
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
jwilson@ohiohipoint.com

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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