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.



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


Baker ADI
Lincoln Tech


Promotional Video

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


Teacher: Mike Bammer
(810) 664-1124 ext. 4149
Paraprofessional: Chuck Drake
(810) 664-1124 ext. 4149