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Automotive Technology - Light-duty Diesel

Light-duty Diesel Overview

 

Light-Duty Diesel

The objective of our Light-Duty Diesel concentration is to provide students with the skills to work on light-duty consumer trucks and diesel engines. Students study various manufacturers' engines, and examine how diesel power and performance is achieved.

Course Objectives

Students in our Light-Duty Diesel concentration study:

  • Duramax
  • Cummins and Powerstroke Engines
  • Engine Management Systems
  • Dynamometer Usage
  • Powerplants and Electrical
  • Add-on Hydraulics Service
  • Transmission Service
  • Bed-swap modification
  • Climate control

Students also receive training in theory, hands-on repair and diagnosis of diesel-powered equipment with an emphasis on light-diesel applications.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities might include:

  • Retail Service Technician
  • Industrial Repair
  • Locomotive Service and Repair

Request more information on the Light-duty Diesel specialty course.


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Program Disclosures

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