Diesel service technicians and mechanics, including bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists, repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equipment. All courses in the program are taught to NATEF standards so that graduates will be prepared to pass the ASE industry standards test. Students will gain experience maintaining a set of diesel trucks used in the CDL Program at UBTech and diesel-powered equipment. Nothing is more important to a mechanic than their hand tools. Workers generally have their own tools, and the more experienced workers have spent thousands of dollars on them. Students will be encouraged to purchase their own tools as part of the program, thus improving their employability after graduating. UBTech offers three certificates in Diesel: Preventative Maintenance Technician, Diesel Technician I, and Diesel Technician II.
Preventative Maintenance Technician is designed to give students an overview of the diesel industry, including safety and familiarization with tools, machines, and processes.
Diesel Technician I teaches students to perform duties in preventive maintenance and electrical troubleshooting along with additional training in the areas of transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering, suspension, wheel alignment, HVAC and Hydraulics. The lessons include hands-on troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.
Diesel Technician II provides training in a variety of diesel-powered vehicles, engines, and power systems. Students explore the theory of operation and preventive maintenance of diesel systems and progress to actual hands-on work in the maintenance and repair of transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering and suspension, wheel alignment, hydraulics, and engine rebuilding. After demonstrating foundational knowledge, students begin working with the latest advances in the trucking industry in engine design, micro-processing, air conditioning, and transmissions. All coursework in the program is taught to NATEF standards to prepare graduates for the ASE industry standards test.
Graduates will be prepared to seek employment as diesel mechanics or technicians across a variety of fields.