Diesel Engine Technology
The diesel engine technology program at DCCTC provides a broad foundation in the diesel repair field by preparing students for entry-level positions in heavy duty diesel vehicle repair. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to completely disassemble, measure and inspect, reassemble, start and monitor running engine performance parameters.
Career Fields Include:
Diesel Technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Marine Engine Technician
Diesel Engine Technology I
Level 1 provides a broad foundation in the diesel repair industry by preparing students for entry-level positions in the field of heavy duty diesel vehicle repair. Students gain skills in engine repair, fuel supply and management, suspension and brakes, hydraulics systems operation, and lighting and instrumentation. Using technician hand tools and gauges, students learn how to accurately measure critical engine parts. Shop safety is emphasized while students learn truck preventative maintenance and gain exposure to all other technical areas of the vehicle. Students entering this program should exhibit mechanical aptitude, the ability to read and follow instructions as outlined in service repair manuals, and enjoy precision work and problem solving. A $20 lab fee is required for this course.
Diesel Engine Technology II
Prerequisites: Diesel Engine Technology I
Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1 or Diesel Technology 1 with a grade of 78 or higher. Students learn the function of engine components and principles of operation of a medium duty V8 diesel engine. They completely disassemble, measure and inspect critical engine wear parts, reassemble, start and monitor running engine performance parameters. Students learn how to perform engine diagnostics and are challenged with more individual lab activities including vehicle preventative maintenance, transmission, steering, suspension, and brake systems. Shop safety is emphasized and stressed. This course is designed for students who want to pursue a career in the diesel technology industries. A $20 lab fee is required for this course.
Diesel Engine Technology III – Work Based Learning
Prerequisite: Student must have completed Diesel Engine Technology I & II at DCCTC as well as have a satisfactory instructor recommendation.
Students who have completed diesel engine technology I & II at DCCTC and desire work experience in the field may choose to further enhance their skills by enrolling in our work-based learning course. Students will learn daily duties and participate in on-site training. Students must provide their own transportation to work sites.
Mr. Sineath has more than 20 years of industry experience in the automotive and diesel industry including working on heavy equipment at National Tank, SEFA Group and Tidewater Equipment. A Dorchester County native, Mr. Sineath graduated from Summerville High School and is an alumnus of DCCTC completing Auto Technology under current Auto Collision instructor, Jimmy Bunch. “I never did great in a traditional classroom,” says Sineath, adding, “Jimmy Bunch knew I could work with my hands and he pushed me to do well in his class. If I can help just one student, like Jimmy helped me, I will be happy.”
Email: Robert Sineath