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Automotive and Diesel Technology Courses

Diesel Technology Courses

Several manufacturers and dealerships nationwide are looking for reliable technicians with in-depth knowledge about automotive and diesel technology. At Automotive Training Center, our automotive and diesel technology courses will prepare you for a successful career as a diesel technician.

Through these courses, you’ll gain practical experience in the lab, and the necessary knowledge in the classroom. Your education is important to us–which is why we’re taking a closer look at the courses you’ll be enrolled in at our diesel mechanic school.

Diesel Engines

Diesel EnginesThere are so many vehicles today that require diesel power to run. In the Diesel Engines course, you’ll learn the theory of operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of diesel engines, with a focus on truck and automotive applications.

The fundamentals of fuels and lubricants will be taught in this course, along with the assembly, reassembly, and overhaul of diesel engines using precision measuring tools. Use the specialized tools found in the diesel industry as you learn about:

  • Maintenance
  • Routine service
  • Tune up procedures

All of the practical shop work performed on the various types of diesel engines, including medium, light truck, and automotive, will help you prepare for the ASE Diesel Engines exam.

Diesel Fuel Systems

The study of diesel fuel systems and components includes a focus on diesel air intake systems, injectors, and turbochargers.

You’ll get an introduction to electronic engine controls, including:

  • EUI
  • HEUI
  • Electronic common rail

The practical shop work in the Diesel Fuel Systems course involves the disassembly, inspection, and reassembly or various injector nozzles. Fuel injector calibration equipment will test and adjust units upon reassembly, and you’ll gain hands-on experience using this helpful equipment, too.

Other Courses Taught in the Diesel Program

Diesel Engine RepairThe Automotive and Diesel Technology program also includes general automotive courses, like:

  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Brakes
  • Engine Repair
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Computer Controls and Electronic Diagnostics

In the Manual Drive Train & Axles course, you’ll learn all about manual transmissions, transaxles, clutches, drive-shafts, U-joints, and rear axles. Basic shop safety will teach you how to approach manual transmission repair and service, with practice on both all-wheel and four-wheel drive systems as you prepare for the ASE Manual Drive Train and Axles exam.

Brakes are certainly an important part of a vehicle, and you’ll become familiar with diagnosing, maintaining, and servicing them.

The Brakes course also covers:

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Power brake boosters
  • Parking brake systems
  • ABS theory

We think it is also worth touching on the importance of the Engine Repair course. The modern internal combustion engine is a true modern marvel–along with its lubricating and cooling systems. This course helps provide an introduction to engines and diagnostic work in general.

Schedule a Campus Tour and Learn More About Our Diesel Program

If you’d like to see some of the diesel equipment you’ll be working with at our campuses in Exton and Warminster, be sure to schedule a campus tour of our diesel mechanic school. We’ll show you around, explain what these diesel engines are all about, and answer questions. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

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