Diesel Systems Technician 1

diesel mechanic toolsDiesel Systems Technician 1 

The diesel systems technician program prepares students for success in the diesel engine service industry. Content emphasizes beginning skills and concepts as a recommended requisite. Students study shop and personal safety skills, basic diesel components, tools and equipment, occupational safety, engine operation, and workplace employment skills. Students will also study general electrical systems, batteries, starting, charging, lighting, gauges, warning devices, and related electrical system diagnostics, service, and repair.

Program Mission

The Diesel Systems Technician 1 Program prepares students with the know-how and expertise to gain entry-level employment as a Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists. 

Program Content

Basic Diesel components and functions
Principles, assemblies, and system of engine operation
Diagnose and Repair: electrical systems,
brakes, hydraulics, wheel bearings,
fuel systems, air supply, starting systems.

Industry Certification & Licenses

ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician: Brakes (T4)
ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician: Diesel Engines (T2)
ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Technician: Electrical/Electronic Systems (T6)

Central Florida Wage Statistics

Average Entry Wage: $15.21 | Average Wage: $26.00

**Statistics are only a guide and should not be the sole factor in your career decision.

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity**

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St. Cloud

Full Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Part Time: DE only

Morning Session
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

7:00 am - 10:00 am

7:00 am - 9:30 am

Afternoon Session:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Estimated program cost approximately $6,029 in tuition, lab fees, certifications, and other fees.


Anthony Popkowski

Program Number


Program Requirements

Reading 9, Language 9, Math 9

Program Commitment

1050 Hours

Occupational Completion Points

Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper - 150 hours
Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician - 300 hours
Diesel Engine Technician - 300 hours
Diesel Brakes Technician - 300 hours

Program Textbooks


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