Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


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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.


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

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
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 S1181.00

**Complete cost of tools not included in  program cost.

Campus Locations

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


First Trimester: 
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: 
Suspension and Steering
Fifth Trimester: 
Drive Trains
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Work Ethics


Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Drive Train
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Diesel Engines
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Brakes
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Suspension and Steering
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Electrical/Electronic Systems
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Preventive Maintenance
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) - Hydraulics

Books and Supplies Lists


Matt Russell
Derek Whittenburg

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