Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

About

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.

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,082.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,209.51
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Technician432Certificate
Diesel Engine Assembler864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Diploma
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Diploma
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

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.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1745 Harriman Highway
Harriman, TN 37748
Loudon County Instructional Service Center
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Job Duties

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.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 5,430

Current job openings per year: 160

Salary Range

$30,300
to
$50,200

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Orientation
Safety
General Shop Skills
Prewventive Maintenance
Work Ethics
Basic Diesel Theory
Second Trimester: 
Cylinder Blocks
Cylinder Head/Valve Train
Lubrication System
Cooling System
Air Induction/Exhaust System
Engine Brakes
Fuel Systems
Third Trimester: 
Basic Electricity
Basic Electronics
Electronic Engine Controls
Fourth Trimester: 
Brakes
Suspension and Steering
Hydraulics
Fifth Trimester: 
Drive Trains
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Work Ethics

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Kevin Human
865-882-6703
Rene Martineau
865-882-6703

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