Diesel Mechanics

Shared Time

Application Closed. Deadline to apply was April 8.

Hazlet Location:

417 Middle Road, Hazlet 07730


Phone: 732-264-4995
Fax: 732-264-3846


Mr. Denis Mitchell

High School Program Description

This two-year HIGH SCHOOL program will provide a solid foundation for the mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer systems incorporated into modern truck technology. Servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing diesel-powered units and related components are major elements of this training experience. Students will disassemble, assemble, and operate conventional and electronic heavy-duty diesel powered engines, heavy-duty automatic and manual transmissions, hydraulic and air operated brakes, suspension and steering units, air condition components and other related systems in light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Career Pathways


  • Lubrication service technician

  • Engine service technician

  • Marin engine service technician

  • Heavy equipment technician

  • Engine re-builder

  • Component re-builder

  • Fleet technician

  • Railroad technician

Military Service

  • Heavy equipment Mechanic

  • Heavy equipment operator

  • Vehicle maintenance technician

  • Heavy equipment technician

  • Advanced ranks

Program Skills And Tasks

  • Diesel engine and heavy duty truck preventive maintenance

  • Fuel injector service

  • Transmission, clutch, and driveline service

  • Air/hydraulic brake system service

  • Truck and trailer lubrication

  • Heating and AC system service

  • Electrical and electronic system service

  • Diagnostics utilizing computer scanners and electronic measuring devices

Important Qualities

Interpersonal Skills: Diesel mechanics must work closely with co-workers and customers.
Organizational Skills: Diesel mechanics must have excellent organizational skills. They should have the correct tools in place to perform the requires technical tasks.

Continuing Education

  • Brookdale Community College

  • Apprenticeship Programs

  • AS Degree Diesel Tech

  • AS Degree Heavy Construction - Equipment Caterpillar

  • BS in Technology Management

High School Credits Earned


Diesel Mechanic 1

10 credits

CTE Math I

5 credits

CTE Science I

5 credits


Diesel Mechanic 2

10 credits


5 credits

CTE Science II

5 credits


40 credits

Certificates Upon Graduation:

Monmouth County Vocational School Program Certificate
Forklift Operator Certification
ASE (student) Certification - Diesel Engine