Diesel Maintenance Technician

Lively Tech’s Diesel Technology program is a state of the art training facility offering a program at a fraction of the cost of programs like Lincoln tech and UTI. Our programs purpose is to teach the student the theory and hands-on application of the diesel/heavy truck repair industry.  We train the student through intense classroom instruction; individual study and practical advanced troubleshooting technology.  Our graduates can be employed nationwide in the diesel/heavy truck industry, building a career doing something they love. There are many careers within the diesel/heavy truck industry and the demands are growing daily.

Program Overview

Lively Technical College’s Diesel Maintenance Technician Program prepares students for work in the diesel industry through curriculum focused on but not limited to maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems; reconditioning diesel fuel injection systems; overhauling diesel engines; and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance.

Diesel Maintenance Technician
Diesel Maintenance Technician

Employment Opportunities

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Small Engine Diesel Mechanic
  • Marine and Railroad Engine Diesel Mechanic
  • Large and Commercial Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Mechanic
  • Commercial Fleet Mechanic

What You'll Learn

  • Proficiently explain and apply required shop and personal safety tasks.
  • Identify the basic diesel components and functions.
  • Explain and apply required tasks associated with the proper use and handling of tools and equipment.
  • Identify principles, assemblies, and systems of engine operation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in preparing vehicle for routine pre/post maintenance and customer services.
  • Demonstrate workplace employability skills related to personal standards and work habits/ethics.
  • Diagnose and repair air supply and service systems.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical/foundation air brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair parking brakes.
  • Diagnose and repair air and hydraulic antilock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC).
  • Diagnose and repair wheel bearings.
  • Diagnose and repair engine systems.
  • Diagnose and repair fuel system
  • Diagnose and repair air induction and exhaust system
  • Diagnose and repair cooling system
  • Diagnose and repair lubrication system
  • Diagnose and repair instruments and controls
  • Diagnose and repair safety equipment
  • Diagnose and repair hardware
  • Diagnose and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Diagnose and repair battery and starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair electrical/electronic charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair lighting systems.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical/electronic charging systems Diagnose and repair lighting systems.Diagnose and repair air brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair drive train systems.
  • Diagnose and repair suspension and steering systems.
  • Diagnose and repair tires and wheels.
  • Diagnose and repair frame and fifth wheel.
Diesel Maintenance Technician

Program Admission Requirements

  • AGE: 16 years or older
  • Or meet other basic skill requirements.
  • Valid driver’s license required for all students.

Program Requirements

Diesel Maintenance Technician · T440400 · 600 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A DIM0101 Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper 150 49-9098
B DIM0131 Diesel Air Brakes Technician 150 49-3031
C DIM0153 Diesel Preventive Maintenance Technician 300 49-3031

Program Costs

$1,752.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 600 hours)
$398.09 Bookstore Costs
$45.00 Registration Fee
$50.00 Facility Usage Fee
$160.00 Lab Fee
$15.00 Miscellaneous Fees
Total Costs $2,420.09

Employers of Graduates

Program Instructors

Todd O’Neal

Phone: 850-745-6663

Email: onealt@leonschools.net

TJ Ard

Phone: 850-487-7458

Email: ardt@leonschools.net

Occupational Advisory Committee

Mike Pitts
Capital Truck Inc.
David Carroll
Four Star Freightliner Trucks
Gerard Moore
Gadsden County Schools Fleet Department