Heavy Diesel Service Technician
Ogeechee Technical College

Meet the Faculty






Troy Kent
Heavy Diesel Technician Instructor

Evans Technical Education Complex, Hagan, GA
912.739.5369 tkent@ogeecheetech.edu

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Programs of Study

Heavy Diesel Service Technician Certificate 
Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician Certificate
Diesel Engine Service Technician Certificate 
Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Certificate


Program Purpose Statement

The Heavy Diesel Service Technician certificate program provides training in both theory, diagnosis, and repair of basic systems on diesel engines and diesel equipment. Program instruction includes shop safety,shop equipment, diesel engines and fuel systems, electrical and electronic systems, off road power trains, and heavy equipment hydraulics. Successful completion of this program will prepare the student for entering the industry as an entry level diesel service technician.

Program Courses

The curriculum for the Heavy Diesel Service Technician program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum 314 of 31 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 996 contact hours and generally takes 3 semesters to complete.

DIET 1000 Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety*
DIET 1010 Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems*
DIET 1011 Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems I
DIET 1012 Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems II
DIET 1020 Preventive Maintenance
DIET 1030 Diesel Engines
DIET 1032 Diesel Engine Support Systems
DIET 2001 Heavy Equipment Hydraulics
DIET 2010 Truck Brake Systems
DIET 2011 Off Road Drivelines
DIET 2020 Truck Drive Chains

Select one 3

DIET 1040 Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment HVAC Systems
DIET 1050 Diesel Equipment Technology Internship