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Diesel and Power Technologies

“Attitude, attendance, and you make the difference.” - Mr. Seibel

Program Activities

  • Study engines, fuel systems, fabrication, CAT lift trucks, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics, and power trains
  • Potential to earn college credit and/or scholarship money to Edison Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio, or Wilmington College
  • Learn to perform preventative maintenance to ensure safe operation of large trucks, tractors, combines, and other heavy equipment
Diesel and Power Technologies is an experience that provides solid fundamentals of industry knowledge combined with learning lifelong skills for students to work organized, communicate well, and respect others. Diesel and Power Technologies offers these areas of study: engines, fuel systems, fabrication, CAT lift trucks, electronics, air conditioning, hydraulics, and power trains. As the industry focus moves towards electronic controlled systems, the instruction will provide the knowledge necessary to understand and diagnose these systems and controls. Classroom examples are provided with hands-on experience for an excellent learning experience.

Students of the Diesel and Power Technologies program may participate in FFA contests such as Agricultural and Industrial Diagnostics, Outdoor Power and Equipment, and Ag Mechanics. In the past, state winning teams have received scholarships from these FFA contests. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Skills USA contests. Co-op and Apprenticeship opportunities are available for students who achieve high grades and great attendance.

Diesel and Power Technologies curriculum includes instruction in the classroom and lab, with application on lab equipment, and work on customer machines. Students will work in groups and individually on assigned tasks to finish work orders, order parts, and complete repairs. Students will also complete lift truck training modules in the areas of electrical, hydraulics, steering, brakes, and cooling systems. Students learn the importance of having the right tool for the job and perform daily clean up of their work area and lab.

Graduates have gone on to work at dealerships of over-the-road trucks, heavy equipment, agriculture dealerships, and rental fleets. Many students pursue their two-year associate's degree while working at a place of employment. Yet another option upon graduation is pursuing a four-year degree. The possibilities are endless. If you love the industry, but prefer a different view, consider joining a parts or sales team. Also, consider that graduates can pursue employment in diesel generators, off-road equipment and independent shops as well. Graduates service, sell, and repair the vehicles that keep America working!

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

This shows the % of job growth expected in these careers through the year 2020. To learn more about these careers, click on the names below.

Based on the most recent Ohio State Report Card Data for this MVCTC Career Technical Program

  • 100% of students were working, in college, or the military one-year after completing this program

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