Diesel Equipment

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Work on the big rigs, the movers of the world as well as construction equipment, trains, boats, ships, farm machinery, and forestry equipment. The demand is very high for technicians with good troubleshooting skills and computer skills. This program follows the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).


First year students will go through Heavy Equipment Maintenance / Repair. This section of the course is designed to give you entry-level skills in heavy equipment and truck repair. Both the practical and theoretical aspects are taught in this program that includes:

– general shop safety                             – suspension, steering systems, and record keeping
– 10-hour OSHA certification              – drivetrain operations
– precision measuring                           – repair and ABS brake systems
– bolts & fasteners                                  – hydraulic brakes
– oxy-acetylene welding                        – air brake systems
– arc welding                                            – preventative maintenance
– diesel / heavy equipment

Second year students will go through Heavy Equipment Diagnostics. Learn the proper way to measure, diagnose, and rebuild a diesel powered engine in this challenging program, that includes:

– electrical                                                 – electrical diagnostics
– engine performance                             – electronic repair procedures on trucks / equipement
– 10-hour OSHA certification                – diesel engine operation / repair
– drive train operation / repair              – ABS brake systems
– Maine State Inspection Class A          – ASE certifications
– the chance to continue paid / unpaid employment opportunities

Career Options: Aircraft Mechanic and Service Tech., Bus and Truck Tech., Collision Repair Tech., Diesel Engine Specialist, Off-Road Equipment Tech., Rail Locomotive, Car Mechanic, Ship Mechanic

Dual Enrollment Certifications

National/State Certifications/Licenses
State of Maine Commercial Vehicle Inspection Exam
– Class A
ASE Air Brakes Certification Exam
OSHA – 10 Hour General Industry Safety & Health Certificate
American Heart CPR / AED & First Aid Certificates
American Life Institute (ALI) Automotive Life Safety Certificate

Dual Enrollment Agreements
EMCC  – ATH113 – Braking Systems
EMCC  – ATH163 – Steering & Suspension
EMCC – ATH175 – Motor Vehicle Inspection A


Pre-requisite Academic Courses:

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and write at a high school level


Click here to apply online as soon as possible. Please mention this program specifically in the "Tell us why you are interested in United Technologies Center" online form.


This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri from 8:30 am to 1:45 pm.


This course is held at United Technologies Center .