Diesel Mechanics

Shared Time

Aberdeen Location:

450 Atlantic Avenue, Aberdeen 07747

Contact:

Phone: 732-566-5599
Fax: 732-566-2392

Teacher:

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

Occupational 

  • 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

FIRST YEAR
Diesel Mechanic 110 credits
CTE Math I5 credits
ICTE Science I5 credits

SECOND YEAR
Diesel Mechanic 210 credits
CTE Math II5 credits
ICTE Science II5 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)