Diesel Mechanics (Daytime)
Students in intergenerational programs will be sharing instruction, classroom,
and laboratory activities with GJCTC's high school students.
720 Hours - Tuition $6,650* — Program Begins Late August and Ends Early June
Daily Schedule 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
The Diesel Mechanics program provides theory and practice relative to the operation, maintenance and repair of heavy industrial and construction equipment such as dump trucks, busses, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, graders and related gasoline and diesel machinery. Preventive maintenance, engine testing and analysis are taught. Students will also be taught safety and the principles when using modern hand and power tools, hydraulics, pneumatics, electricity, gearboxes, gasoline and diesel engines, and oxyacetylene cutting and arc and mig welding. This program prepares students for entry level employment in companies needing heavy equipment repair and maintenance, such as trucking companies, construction companies, warehouses, etc. Qualified students will receive a Forklift Operators Card. At program completion, the student is awarded a diploma.
General Areas of Training**
- Shop and Personal Safety
- Tool Technology
- Basic Electricity
- Mechanical Systems: Charging, Starting Lubrication, Cooling, Fuel, Intake/Exhaust, etc.
- Trouble Shooting
- Cylinder Blocks and Head Assembly
- Crankshafts and Bearings
- Piston and Connecting Rod Assemblies
- Arc Welding and Oxyacetylene Cutting and MigWelding
- Fuels, Lubricants, Coolants, Etc.
- Engine Operation: Diesel and Gasoline
- Overhauling Four-Stroke Cycle Engine
*Note: Tuition subject to change.
**In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, program curriculum may change during the program year.