Diesel Technology

Program Description

The Diesel Technology program prepares students for high skill, high wage careers in diagnosis, service, repair and maintenance of diesel engines, electrical systems, and brake systems of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks. First year students study preventive maintenance to learn the systems and progress to engines and basic electrical. Second year students work on air and hydraulic brakes, advanced diesel and electrical systems. The Diesel Technology program studies how alternative energy systems work and how they might be applied to the heavy truck industry. Upon completion, students will take the State Mechanic License tests. Students can participate in SkillsUSA, a student organization that promotes leadership and job skills.



Related Professions

Diesel Technician
Field Technician
Truck Driver
Parts Person
Mechanic Helper  

Possible Certifications

Michigan Mechanic License
Safety and Pollution Prevention Certification
ASE Student Certification  
Bendix Air Brake Training Certification


Baker ADI
Lincoln Tech

2018-19 Accomplishments



  • Evan Caudill, NB, Diesel Equipment Technology
    • 2nd at regionals
    • 4th at states

      Square One Innovation Design

  • Built a car for competition
  • used as much repurposed/recycled parts as possible
  • The car was named “The Trash Cart”


  • Travis Brown, Imlay City
    • accepted into Michigan CAT's Think Big apprenticeship program
  • Dillan Sarka, Imlay City
    • accepted into GM's ASEP apprenticeship program through Milnes Chevrolet

ASE Certification

  • 21 students passed at least one ASE Student Certification tests
  • 9 students passed 2 of 4 potential ASE Certification test
    • Brakes, Engines, or Electrical
    • Juniors could take Engines and Electrical
    • Seniors could take Brakes, Steering, Electrical, and Engines


The Diesel Mechanics students got some air-time for competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Detroit April 12, 2015. Click here for the video


Teacher: Todd Wright
Email: [email protected] 

(810) 667-6395

Paraprofessional: Margie Plonkey
Email: [email protected]
(810) 667-6395

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