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
CTE Math II 5 credits
CTE Science II 5 credits

TOTAL: 40 Credits

Certificates Upon Graduation:

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

Additional Information

NJ AVERAGE WAGES- $43,000.00 (as of 2015)