The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel powered equipment. Students receive instruction in troubleshooting, engine analysis, disassembling engines replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc, to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. Students admitted to the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program must have a valid driver’s license prior to admission.
The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology training program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman has received accreditation by NATEF. Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Harriman’s Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program has a Master accreditation which includes the following areas: Diesel Engines, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Suspension and Steering, Drive Trains, Preventive Maintenance, Heating Ventilation and Air conditioning and Hydraulics.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||20 Months|
|Class Type||Day, Night|
Students enrolling in the evening class at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center attend 20 hours a week and register for 288 hours a term. Their approximate length of program is 7.5 terms. Tuition for 288 hours is S1096.00
Total Program Cost for DPET at the Loudon County Instructional Service Center is $8882.00
**Complete cost of tools not included in total program cost.
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 7,720
Current job openings per year: 780