Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair Technology


Graduates will have the ability to diagnosis troubles and disassemble diesel engines; replace pistons, bearings, gears, valves and bushings; install ignition systems; replace steering/suspension components; replace transmissions and parts; lubricate moving parts; diagnosis problems with and replace chassis assemblies; repair undercarriages and replace and repair pneumatic or hydraulic brake systems. These skills will be taught in both classroom and lab environments. 


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One of the most high demand fields we offer at NCST is the Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair Technology program. Here students learn all aspects of diesel engine repair as well as transmissions, pneumatic and hydraulic braking systems, and suspensions. A large focus is placed on electronics and computer diagnosis. Field service repair is included as well, showing students how to service vehicles that need repaired on location.

A class A CDL is included as the companies that hire our graduates – and an industry standard – want their employees to be able to transport equipment as well as repair it at the garage. Comprehensive classroom training coupled with hands on learning provide for an experience that will set students on a path to success.

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The students will acquire the entry-level skills necessary to work in the diesel engine and construction equipment mechanics field. The skills can be applied to semi tractors, diesel powered automobiles, heavy-construction equipment and farm equipment. 


The students will perform repairs on various semi tractors, diesel engines and heavy construction equipment. The students will use a computerized information system, diagnostic computer scanners, lab scopes, fuel injection test equipment, basic engine testing tools, specialized transmission tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters. 



Course No.Course TitleCredits
D120Diesel Engine Repair7.00
D121Diesel Engine Repair Lab6.50
D122Electrical & Electronics6.50
D123Electrical & Electronics Lab5.00
D124Chassis & Braking Systems7.00
D125Chassis & Breaking Systems Lab6.50
D220Engine Analysis & Powertrains7.00
D221Analysis & Powertrains Lab6.50
D222Heavy Equipment Repair7.00
D223Heavy Equipment Repair Lab6.50
D224Commercial Truck Driving13.00
M102Core Competencies3.00
M201ATechnical Math3.50
M202AApplied Math3.50
R104ABusiness Management3.50
R121Service & Finance3.00
R160Measuring, Prints & Schematics2.50
R215Computers & Job Search3.00
The order in which the above courses are offered is at the discretion of the school.