The Diesel Technology program is a two-year program designed to prepare students, both male and female, for entry-level positions in the heavy equipment industry or to prepare them for furthering their education/training.
Students enrolled in the Diesel Technology program will learn the operation theory, maintenance and repair of large trucks and off-road equipment. The systems studied will include electrical, hydraulic, engines, air systems, brakes, and power transmissions. Emphasis is placed on the safe operation of hand and power tools, overhead crane, and forklift trucks.
After acquiring the fundamental skills of the trade, students will perform maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment and trucks.
Along with technical material, this program will include units on leadership, communication skills, goals setting, problem solving, conflict resolution, and responsible decision-making.
Diesel Technology I:
Possible enrollment in Skills USA (approximate cost $25)
Lab Time/Theory Time:
Approximately 40 percent of the time will be devoted to theory and 60 percent to lab
Average of 2 hours per week
Textbook Reading Level:
Theory material 11th grade
Program of Study
Year 1 and 2:
One pair of mechanic coveralls approximately $40 are to be purchased at www.automotiveworkwear.com. On the left under Work Clothing, click on Automotive Uniforms, then School Programs and then click on the logo, CCSC-Cascadia Tech Academy. Also required are leather work (safety toe) shoes and safety glasses with clear lenses rated Z787. Student must provide their own transportation to/from internship sites. Family medical insurance or student accident insurance is required.
Note: Student accident insurance is available through your sending high school.
If you have concerns regarding these expenses, please see Peggy Leifheit in our Business Office. There are funds available for qualifying students. Ms. Leifheit can be reached at 360-604-1050 ext. 2158 or at Peggy.Leifheit@evergreenps.org.