Diesel Mechanics

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Program Purpose: The Diesel Mechanics program will provide hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy duty trucks.

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Program Description: 

Diesel Mechanics Program at Ventura College is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the Ventura County diesel engine repair workforce. Students will be groomed in the advanced knowledge and high technology skills that will prepare them as diesel technicians for the 21st Century. The program curriculum incorporates lecture and lab activities correlated around competencies in: maintenance and inspection of heavy-duty diesel engines, technical, operational, and diagnostic skills of diesel electrical systems, power train units, steering and suspension components, brakes, electrical and fuel systems.

 


Diesel Mechanics Lab in Partnership with Gibbs Truck Centers - Lab classes held in OxnardDegree Offerings: Since 2016 Ventura College has offered two Certificates of Achievement options "Diesel Engine Repair" and "Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Repair " and/or Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics. 

The Diesel Mechanics program provides hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy duty trucks.

To receive both certificates in the Diesel Mechanics program would require 37 units of coursework related to the Diesel Mechanics program.  In addition, courses in "Soft Skills" such as job readiness, customer service, workplace ethics and computing skills are recommended.

An Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics would require an additional 36 to 40 units of general education beyond the core classes outlined in the Certificate of Achievements.  The “soft skills” courses discussed above, would also be incorporated into the general education requirements.

$21.72 hr (2016 Median Pay BLS.gov) Associate Degree & Certificate Program. Expected Employment Growth: 12% increase.

 

 

 

 

 

Diesel Mechanics Transferrable Skills - Job Rediness, Customer Service, Workplace Ethics, Communication, Math, Computing Skills. Entry Level Job Prep: Trucks, Generators, Buses, Forklifts, Automobiles, Locomotives, Marine Vessels, Farm Equipment, Mining Equipment, Construction

 

 

 

 

Contact Info:
Administrative Assistant: Eileen Crump
Phone: 805-289-6229
Office: MCW Third Floor

Lead Faculty: Blane Schloo
Phone: 805-289-6527
Office: MCW 326

Area Dean: Felicia Duenas
Phone: (805) 289-6229
Office: MCW 315


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