Diesel Technology

Program Description

The Diesel Technology program prepares students for high skill, high wage careers in diagnosis, service, repair and maintenance of diesel engines, electrical systems, and brake systems of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks. First year students study preventive maintenance to learn the systems and progress to engines and basic electrical. Second year students work on air and hydraulic brakes, advanced diesel and electrical systems. The Diesel Technology program studies how alternative energy systems work and how they might be applied to the heavy truck industry. Upon completion, students will take the State Mechanic License tests. Students can participate in SkillsUSA, a student organization that promotes leadership and job skills.

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Related Professions

Diesel Technician
Field Technician
Truck Driver
Parts Person
Mechanic Helper  


Possible Certifications

Michigan Mechanic License
Safety and Pollution Prevention Certification
ASE Student Certification  
Bendix Air Brake Training Certification


Articulations

Baker ADI
Lincoln

Past Events

2015-16

  • SkillsUSA
    • Regionals
      • Beau Letke – Diesel Equipment Technology – 1st Place
      • Max Gartley – Diesel Equipment Technology – 2nd Place
      • Andrew Firmingham – Marine Technology – Direct to State
      • Kyle Young – Marine Technology – Direct to State
      • Justin Amante – Power Technology – Direct to State 
    • State
      • Beau Letke – Diesel Equipment Technology – 7th Place
      • Max Gartley – Diesel Equipment Technology – 8th Place
      • Andrew Firmingham – Marine Technology – 4th Place
      • Kyle Young – Marine Technology – 8th Place
  • Participated in the Americas Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge
    • Built two cars in the Diesel Technology Program
    • Urban Concept, Diesel
    • Prototype, Ethanol  
  • Participated in the Square One Innovative Vehicle Design Race
    • Traveled to M-City on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor and raced 18 other schools from around the state
    • 4th Place – Big Track
    • Displayed the Urban Concept Shell car to encourage other Michigan schools to participate 
  • 2015 Graduate has been accepted into the CAT Think Big Apprenticeship program
  • One student earned a $2,000 scholarship to Lincoln Tech


2014-15 Accomplishments

2012-13 Accomplishments

2011-12 Accomplishments


  

Videos



The Diesel Mechanics students got some air-time for competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit April 12, 2015. Click here for the video

Contacts


Teacher: Mike Bammer
Email: 
mbammer@lapeerisd.org
(810)664-1124 ext. 4149
  
Paraprofessional: Chuck Drake
Email: 
cdrake@lapeerisd.org
(810)664-1124 ext. 4149