Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of engines, fuel systems, electrical systems, clutch and transmissions, hydraulics, drivelines and axles, frame and suspension systems, steering systems, brake systems, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.  Students receive instruction in diagnosing trouble, system analysis, disassembly, replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc.  The program mission is to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians.  By working on actual diesel powered equipment, students are well prepared to enter the workforce after graduation.

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


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 $6,865.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $6,292.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Diesel Technician Helper432Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice l864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice ll1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

New students enroll every month as space is available.

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


First Trimester: 
DPE 0001 Worker Characteristic
DPE 1010 Orientation
DPE 1020 Safety
DPE 1005 Technology Foundations
DPE 1031 General Shop Skills
DPE 1040 Preventative Maintenance
DPE 1050 Basic Diesel Theory
Diesel Technician Helper - Certificate 432 Hours
Second Trimester: 
DPE 0002 Worker Characteristic
DPE 2010 Diesel Engine Mechanical
Diesel Technician Apprentice l - Certificate 864 Hours
Third Trimester: 
DPE 0003 Worker Characteristic
DPE 3010 Basic Electricity & Electronic
DPE 3020 Electronic Diesel Engine Control
Diesel Technician Apprentice ll - 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


Motor Vehicle 609 a/c
Sp2 Safety
Valvoline 101
Bendix Air Brake Training
NIDA Diesel 1
NC3 Shopkey
Timken Bearings


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