Diesel Systems Technician 1

Program Details

Short Description:

This program focuses on learning and working with various diesel vehicles such as buses, trucks, fire trucks, semis, motorcoaches, heavy equipment, and others. Students engage in hands-on experience with mechanical and electrical systems engines, fuel injection systems, and perform diagnosis, repairs, and preventive maintenance.

Program Content:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to maintaining and repairing diesel engines and electrical systems; reconditioning diesel fuel injection systems; overhauling diesel engines; and performing diesel engine preventive maintenance.

The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe efficient work practices.

Certification/Licensure: ASE T6 Medium/Heavy Duty Electrical and ASE T2 Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.

CTSO: SkillsUSA and/or HOSA are the approved cocurricular career and technical student organizations which provide activities for students as an integral part of the instruction by providing leadership training and reinforcing specific career and technical skills.

Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.

Start Date:

August, January


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Program Length:

Full-time 1050 hours – approximately 10 months full-time to complete.

Program’s OCP (Occupational Completion Points)


Course Number: DIM0101

Course: Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper

150 hours


Course Number: DIM0102

Course: Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician

300 hours


Course Number: DIM0104

Course: Diesel Engine Technician

300 hours


Course Number: DIM0105

Course: Diesel Brakes Technician

300 hours


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

1. Apply to MTC at https://www.manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.

Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/students/quick-docs/

For more information contact Nicole Kirchberg: 941.751.7900 x 46161,
Email: kirchbergn@manateeschools.net

Program #T650100    CIP# 0647061305

Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes $60.00 administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee







Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Black Ink Pens – estimate


Dark blue “Dickies” style pants (no cargo pants) – estimate


White “crew” socks (must come to at least the bottom of calf) – estimate


Black work boot or shoe (steel-toed optional). MUST be oil and slip resistant.


Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Uniforms may be covered, for Pell eligible students once aid has been applied to all tuition & fee charges. Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)

Career Outlook:

49-9098.00       Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
49-3031.00       Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Program Video

Student Testimonial Video

Graduate Sucess Story


Day: 1500 hrs (10 mos)


Main Campus


On-Campus: Day or Evening



Ready to Start Your Career? Have Questions?

Nicole Kirchberg

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call   941.751.7900 x 46161
Email: kirchbergn@manateeschools.net
or schedule an appointment:


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