Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


Completion 85% Placement 100%

The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel powered equipment. Students receive instruction in troubleshooting, engine analysis, disassembling engines replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc, to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. Students admitted to the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program must have a valid driver’s license prior to admission.

Class hours are Monday - Friday from 7:45 to 2:15.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,680.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $5,530.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventive Maintenance Technician Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Technician Helper 864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

Students admitted to the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program must have a valid driver’s license prior to admission.

Campus Locations

Main Campus
910 Miller Avenue
Crossville, TN 38555

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 7,050

Current job openings per year: 700


First Trimester: 
DPE 0001 Worker Characteristic
DPE 1010 Orientation
DPE 1020 Safety
DPE 1030 General Shop Skills
DPE 1040 Preventative Maintenance
DPE 1050 Basic Diesel Theory
Preventative Maintenance Service Technician - Certificate 432 Hours
Second Trimester: 
DPE 0002 Worker Characteristic
DPE 2010 Diesel Engine Mechanical
Diesel Technician Helper - Certificate 864 Hours
Third Trimester: 
DPE 0003 Worker Characteristic
DPE 3010 Basic Electricity & Electronic
DPE 3020 Electronic Diesel Engine Ctrl
Diesel Technician Apprentice - Certificate 1296 Hours
Fourth Trimester: 
DPE 0004 Worker Characteristic
DPE 4010 Brakes
DPE 4020 Suspension and Steering
DPE 4030 Hydraulics
Diesel Technician Assistant - Certificate 1728 Hours
Fifth Trimester: 
DPE 0005 Worker Characteristic
DPE 5010 Drive Trains
DPE 5020 Heating Ventilation & AC
Diesel Technician - Diploma 2160 Hours


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