Advanced Diesel Specialty Program

Learn to Diagnose, TroubleShoot, and Rebuild

In just 12 weeks



Building on the skills and techniques from the Diesel Technology core program, you’ll spend your 12 weeks in Advanced Diesel taking a truck from completely torn-down to 100% road-worthy. Along the way, you’ll learn troubleshooting and repair; take an in-depth exploration of electrical systems; and learn the ins and outs of modern emissions

Get dirty, work hard, and experience firsthand what it’s like to work in a fully functioning truck shop.


Take a truck from completely torn-down to 100% road-worthy.


Take an in-depth exploration of electrical systems and learn the ins and outs of modern emissions.

*To successfully complete the program, you’ll be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of torque values, proper shop procedures (including correctly and accurately filling out work/repair orders), and have the ability to diagnose and repair common truck issues just like you would at a working truck shop.

Week 1 – 6

We start by performing a pre-delivery inspection (PDI) of the trucks you’ll work on during the program… then, we tear them all down and let the (literal) dirty work begin. In this first half of the program, you’ll learn how to navigate and use OEM websites for Cummins, CAT, and Detroit engines; look up torque values; replace windshields and rear springs; complete a door adjustment on a functioning truck; troubleshoot ABS and traction control, run tests, complete a diagnosis, then order replacement parts as needed; take apart and reassemble an air system; troubleshoot an electrical system, including lights and circuits; and learn how to research, change the parameters, and do a complete tune-up on a CAT engine, a Detroit engine, and a Cummins engine.

  • Use OEM websites
  • Troubleshoot and run tests
  • Complete total engine tune-up

Week 7 – 12

You’ll spend most of this phase putting your shop’s trucks back together, replacing/repairing pieces as you go. This includes pulling transmissions and clutches to inspect them, then replacing (as needed) and reinstalling; checking the cooling system; checking the air cooler for leaks; inspecting the fifth wheel for tightness and adjustability; checking the fuel system, then removing, inspecting, cleaning and reinstalling the fuel tank; and performing steering checks and repairs.

  • Pull transmissions
  • Inspect and reinstall fuel tank
  • Clutch replacement and reinstallation


1. Choose your Core program.
2. Submit a request for info.
3. Hear back from your local Admissions Representative within two business days.
4. Apply for the next start date.
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