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Diesel is more than just trucks; it’s a driving force behind today’s technology. Think about all the vehicles and equipment running on diesel engines: oil rigs, power plants, hydraulic systems, locomotives, cargo ships, farming equipment, construction vehicles, mining equipment, and, of course, diesel trucks.
At WyoTech, you’ll get hands-on experience working with a variety of diesel engines and power systems. Our instructors make sure you’re able to work with machines produced by some of the top names in the diesel industry. The Diesel Technology core training program includes coursework in:
You’ll study diesel engine theory and design, engine performance, cooling systems, lubrication systems, induction exhaust and after-treatment systems, hydrostatic transmissions, charging systems, heavy-duty torque converters, power train principles, heavy-duty clutches, transport refrigeration, brake air systems, steering alignment, and so much more.
This core requirement course provides foundations in hydraulics, hydrostatic drive transmissions, use of freestanding engines and skid steer loaders, heavy duty torque converters, Allison transmissions, basic DC electricity and electrical systems, repair and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems, pumps and cylinders, and mobile electrical systems. You will also learn to read hydraulic and electrical diagrams and use flow meters, pressure gauges, multi-meters and charging/starting/battery.
This core requirement course provides theoretical foundation and lab work in diesel engine theory and rebuild, identification, service information, induction systems, failure analysis, measuring, diagnostic troubleshooting, engine brakes and tune-up. Engines covered in this course include Caterpillar, Detroit and Cummins. The use of engine dynamometers to evaluate engine performance is also demonstrated.
This core requirement course provides a theoretical foundation in high- and low-pressure pumps and injectors. You will learn theory and have lab work in tanks, filters, transfer pumps, nozzles, and operation of fuel systems such as Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit. Lab work includes the use of diagnostic tools on electronic engines including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, DDEC, RCRA and EPA Sec 608/609. Also covered in this area are the operation testing and servicing of cab air conditioning.
This core requirement course provides a theoretical foundation in antilock brake systems and automatic traction control systems. You will receive a theoretical foundation and lab work in operation, failure analysis, troubleshooting, repair and adjustments of the following components: manual clutches and flywheels, manual transmissions, single reduction, through drive, and double reduction differentials, foundation brakes, brake air systems, axles, drivelines and suspension, and steering.
*Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for students and graduates.
**Source: O*Net Online Sample of Reported Job Titles & Job Zone: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (Automotive Master Mechanics & Specialty Technicians); https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.00. Industry job titles are provided as a sample, and may require additional training, licensure, or certification. Individual levels or responsibility and specific job titles vary by employer need and industry demand.
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At WyoTech, we want to make sure our school is a good fit for your career aspirations. To best do that, we meet with every prospective student to make sure we can help you reach your goals. Here’s what the typical pathway to WyoTech looks like for a prospective student, guided by a friendly Admissions representative every step of the way:
You don’t come all the way to WyoTech to learn how to be an ordinary mechanic. We’ll make it easy to set yourself apart with 6 specialized training programs that build on what you’re learning in your core program. Many of our specialty programs are unique to WyoTech and give you the opportunity to learn a deeper skill set that makes employers take notice.