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Diesel Equipment Mechanics

The program prepares students to enter the work force equipped to maintain large diesel engine-powered fleets of both on-highway and off-highway vehicles. The skills learned include the assembly and disassembly of diesel engines; the repair and replacement of cylinder blocks, camshafts, crankcases, and cylinder heads and valves; timing and valve mechanisms; air intake and other support systems and components; diesel fuel, governors, fuel-injection, nozzles and holders; and specific brands of fuel systems like CATŪ, CumminsŪ and DetroitŪ.

Diesel mechanics in a smaller shop are usually general mechanics that are qualified to perform a variety of repairs. In larger diesel shops, the mechanics specialize in a particular type of repair work. For example, some may specialize in repairing only power transmissions, torque converters, diesel engines, or brakes. Usually such specialists have an all-around knowledge of diesel repair and may occasionally be called upon to do other types of work. This full-time day program is offered on the main campus only.

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