Diesel Systems Technician 1

Lively Tech’s Diesel Technology program is a state of the art training facility offering a program at a fraction of the cost of other programs. Lively’s 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 Systems Technician 1 program prepares students for entry into the diesel service industry. Students study maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems; reconditioning diesel fuel injection systems; overhauling diesel engines; and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance, general electrical systems, batteries, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, and related electrical system diagnostics, service, and repair, engine, cylinder head, valve train, engine block, lubrication, cooling, air induction, exhaust, fuel, and engine brakes diagnostics, service, and repair.

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 General electrical systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Battery systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Starting systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Charging system
  • Diagnose and repair Lighting systems.
  • Diagnose and repair Gauges and warning devices.
  • Diagnose and repair related electrical systems.
  • General engine diagnosis and repair.
  • Cylinder head and valve train diagnosis and repair.
  • Engine block diagnosis and repair.
  • Lubrication systems diagnosis and repair.
  • Cooling system diagnosis and repair.
  • Fuel system diagnosis and repair.
  • Fuel supply system.
  • Electronic fuel management system.
  • Diagnose and repair engine brakes.
  • Diagnose and repair air supply and service systems.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical/foundation air brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair parking brakes.
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic system
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical/foundation hydraulic brake systems.
  • Diagnose and repair power assist units.
  • Diagnose and repair air and hydraulic antilock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC).
  • Diagnose and repair wheel bearings.
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 Systems Technician 1 · T650100 · 1050 Hours

OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length SOC Code
A DIM0101 Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper 150 49-9098
B DIM0131 Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician 300 49-3031
C DIM0153 Diesel Engine Technician 300 49-3031
D DIM0105 Diesel Brakes Technician 300 49-3031

Program Costs

$3,066.00 Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1050 hours)
$398.09 Bookstore Costs
$90.00 Registration Fee ($45.00 per semester x 2)
$100.00 Facility Usage Fee ($50.00 per semester x 2)
$320.00 Lab Fee ($160.00 per semester x 2)
$15.00 Miscellaneous Fees (paid 1st semester)
Total Costs $3,989.09

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