Diesel/Heavy Equipment Mechanics Class Information

Length of Course

2 Years

Sessions Offered

Morning: 8:00 - 10:00 or 8:00 - 10:45 (depending on the high school)
Afternoon 12:00 - 2:00 or 12:00 - 2:45 (depending on the high school)

Main Areas of Focus

Basic Engine Theory
Cylinder Head Repair
Welding
Engine Tune-up
Fuel Systems
Precision Measuring
Internal Engine Repair
Cooling Systems
Lubrication Systems
Electrical/Hydraulic/Cooling Systems
Preventive Maintenance, Brakes, Clutch Adjustments
Computer Aided Diagnostics

State of Michigan Curriculum Segments

Safety, Tools, Basic Shop Practices
Diesel Engines and Repair
Diesel Engines Theory and Operations
Basic Electricity
Electrical Systems
Basic Hydraulics
Hydraulics Systems
Basic Power Trains
Power Trains Systems
Preventative Maintenance
Career, Employability, and Leadership
Brakes

Unique to Diesel / Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Students have the option of focusing on either the automotive, construction, agricultural, industrial, or trucking field.

Student Leadership

Diesel / Heavy Equipment Mechanics students have the opportunity for leadership, competition, and community service through membership in SkillsUSA.

High School Credit

Credit is earned at the local high schools when the course is completed. Students may be eligible to earn 4th year math-related credit, VPAA credit, 3rd year science credit, and credit for an online learning experience. Check with your counselor for the number of credits you high school offers for this class.

Certifications

State of Michigan

Heavy Duty Diesel Engine
Heavy Duty Electrical
CAT Lift Truck