Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

About

The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides students with the technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. By working in the fuel injection lab and on actual diesel powered equipment, students are well prepared to enter the workforce after graduation. The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).

Day Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
Night Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 3:30 PM to 10 PM

 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $7,175.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,823.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventative Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Engine Assembler864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,140

Current job openings per year: 350

Curriculum/Courses

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
Second Trimester: 
DPE 0002 Worker Characteristic
DPE 2010 Diesel Engine Mechanical
Third Trimester: 
DPE 0003 Worker Characteristic
DPE 3010 Basic Electricity and Electronics
DPE 3020 Electronic Diesel Engine Controls
Fourth Trimester: 
DPE 0004 Worker Characteristic
DPE 4010 Brakes
DPE 4020 Suspension and Steering
DPE 4030 Hydraulics
Fifth Trimester: 
DPE 0005 Worker Characteristic
DPE 5010 Drive Trains
DPE 5020 Heating Ventilation & AC

Certifications

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Instructors

Doug Weeden
865-637-6611

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