The Diesel Mechanics Certificate program offers a nine-month curriculum that leads to a vocational certificate in Diesel Mechanics.
The program provides the graduate with the basic skills and technical knowledge to properly diagnose and repair diesel vehicles, along with problem solving techniques and computer diagnosis. Students are taught in modern, well-equipped labs using heavy duty diesel vehicles for repair procedures as well as electronic diagnostics. Practical experience is given in the following service and repair areas as recognized by ASE and NATEF: Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating, Ventilation and A/C.
Classes are held for 9 months in a modern Career-Technical complex with facilities designed especially for this program.
Students are required to furnish their own set of tools for the program. A complete list of tools will be provided by the program instructor.
This program requires an ACT Score of 16 in the Composite and Math areas as well as a Silver Certificate on the Workkeys exam. A passing score of 55% on the BMCT (Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test) is also required. Please see the program advisor or a counselor for additional information regarding testing times, locations.
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The Diesel Mechanics program at EMCC teaches students the basic skills and technical knowledge to properly diagnose and repair diesel vehicles, along with problem solving techniques and computer diagnosis.
Hydraulic Brake Systems: Diagnosis and repair of hydraulic brake systems. Includes hydraulic and mechanical systems, power assist units, and anti-lock braking systems.
Transportation Power Train: Diagnosis, service, maintenance, and repair of power train units on diesel equipment. Includes instruction on clutch, manual transmissions, drive shafts, and drive axles.
Air-Conditioning & Heating Systems: Skills and knowledge related to the operation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning and heating systems used in commercial equipment, includes instruction in theories and operating principles, A/C system diagnosis and repair, clutch and compressor repair, evaporator and condenser repair, and
155 heating system repair.