Diesel System Technician

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The mission of the Diesel System Technician program is to meet and exceed the needs of the industrial community by developing skilled diesel and truck equipment technicians trained with the most current technologies, professional and leadership abilities.


Training includes: maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems, maintaining and repairing basic hydraulic systems, overhauling diesel engines, performing preventive maintenance and repairing chassis of heavy trucks and buses.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Diesel System Technician program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of nine Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

I470605 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1800 Hrs
DIM0101 A Diesel Engine Mechanic / Technician Helper 150
DIM0102 B Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician 300
DIM0103 C Diesel Engine Preventative Maintenance Technician 150
DIM0104 D Diesel Engine Technician 300
DIM0105 E Diesel Brakes Technician 300
DIM0106 F Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning Technician 150
DIM0107 G Diesel Steering and Suspension Technician 150
DIM0108 H Diesel Drivetrain Technician 150
DIM0109 I Diesel Hydraulics Technician 150
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

Near the completion of the Diesel System Technician program, students will take these exams from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence:

  • T1 – Gasoline Engine Repair
  • T2 – Diesel Engine Repair
  • T3 – Drivetrain
  • T4 – Brakes
  • T5 – Suspension and Steering
  • T6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • T7 – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems
  • T8 – Preventive Maintenance
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

Optional Exam(s)

  • Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence


Upon successful completion of the Diesel System Technician program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – Up to 27 credits

Program Cost

  • $6,922.28
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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