Diesel Technology

Program Description:

The Diesel Technology program is a two-year program designed to prepare students, both male and female, for entry-level positions in the heavy equipment industry or to prepare them for furthering their education/training.

Students enrolled in the Diesel Technology program will learn the operation theory, maintenance and repair of large trucks and off-road equipment. The systems studied will include electrical, hydraulic, engines, air systems, brakes, and power transmissions. Emphasis is placed on the safe operation of hand and power tools, overhead crane, and forklift trucks.

After acquiring the fundamental skills of the trade, students will perform maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment and trucks.

Along with technical material, this program will include units on leadership, communication skills, goals setting, problem solving, conflict resolution, and responsible decision-making.

 

 

Program Benefits:

  • 3 High School credits
  • High School credit equivalency (1.0 lab science elective at the discretion of the sending school district)
  • Competency Certificate
  • Entry level job skills
  • Preparation for next level of education/training
  • Successful completion of the program, with a grade of “B” or higher, may result in college credits

Industry Certification:

  • This program is certified by the National Automobile Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test.
  • 21st Century Skills certification

Prerequisites:

Diesel Technology I:

  • Reading proficiency at 11th grade level
  • Must have successfully completed Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1
  • Excellent high school attendance record
  • Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships
  • Must provide own transportation to internship site and provide current car insurance

Diesel Technology II:

  • Must pass 1st year program with a B grade or better to qualify for 2nd year; limited space available
  • Must provide own health insurance to participate in internships
  • Must provide own transportation to internship site and provide current car insurance

Recommendations:

Courses in Small Gas Engines, Principles of Technology and Physics are recommended.

Note:

  • Employment in industry is dependent upon clean driving record, drug test, and background check; may affect ability to be placed on internship.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, student and parent/guardian are required to attend the orientation at Cascadia Tech Academy.

Organizations:

Possible enrollment in Junior ASE ($35 approximate cost)

Lab Time/Theory Time:

Approximately 40 percent of the time will be devoted to theory and 60 percent to lab

Homework:

Average of 2 hours per week

Textbook Reading Level:

Theory material 11th grade

Career Opportunities:

  • Transportation Industry
  • Agriculture Machinery
  • Logging Machinery
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Diesel Technician
  • Sales/Parts
  • Service Management
  • Fleet Management
  • Service Writer

 

Credit Equivalencies and College Credit:
Click here to learn more about credit equivalencies as well as the articulation agreements and college credits available for each program.

 

Program Supply List / Student Costs:

Please plan ahead. Some programs require that uniforms, supplies, and other program specific related items be purchased or completed prior to the first day of school. To access the list for this program’s uniform, supply and other program related costs please click here.

Note: Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is a mandatory requirement to participate in internships. Student accident insurance is available through the sending high school.

If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Melissa Downing in our Student Service Center. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Downing can be reached at 360-604-1062 or at Melissa.Downing@evergreenps.org. Ms. Downing is available during the school year when school is in session.