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Why choose Diesel Technology at PPCC?

Through active industry partnerships and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of instructors, PPCC's Diesel Technology program can prepare you with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the medium and heavy duty diesel equipment, vehicle repair and parts-supply industry.

What do PPCC Diesel Technology students study?

Our program provides students with a broad foundation in the diesel repair field by providing them hands-on experience that prepares them for entry level positions in the field of medium and heavy duty diesel equipment and vehicle repair and parts supply. Areas of emphasis are:

  • Engine repair
  • Fuel supply and management
  • Suspension and brakes
  • Hydraulic systems operation
  • Lighting and instrumentation

Classes You Might Take

Focuses on maintaining a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop. Emphasis is placed on the proper use and care for hand, electric, air and hydraulic tools safely. Covers how to clean equipment properly, to handle and dispose of hazardous materials correctly, and to apply mandated regulations. Emphasis is also placed on proper lifting equipment.
Covers the theory of operation and repair of fuel injection systems. Provides laboratory assignments that involve disassembly, assembly, and service procedures on fuel system components.
Focuses on the student identifying and describing the many different types of diesel powered vehicles. Emphasis is placed on being able to research information in maintenance manuals and parts manuals along with demonstration of their abilities in properly identifying and select mechanical fasteners for a particular application. Specific coverage of precision fasteners, fuels, fluids as they relate to the diesel industry.
Covers the theory of operation and repair of diesel engines with emphasis on the cylinder block in big bore engines. Enables students to disassemble, inspect, and reassemble engines.

Career Options

Graduates of PPCC's Diesel Power Technology program are prepared to work in the following fields:

  • Fleet maintenance
  • Dealership service
  • Heavy equipment maintenance
  • Over-the-road truck maintenance
  • Aftermarket parts development/specialist

Careers in Diesel

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Diesel Technology Faculty

Diesel Technology Department Chair

Aaron Brown

Contact Department Chair: (719) 502-3443  Aaron.Brown@ppcc.edu

 

Diesel Technology Lead Advisor

Abby Corcoran

Contact advising: 719-502-3232  advising@ppcc.edu

Diesel Faculty PPCC Advisor

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