diesel_iconDiesel Technician & Mechanic Training

The Diesel Technology Program offers an ASE based comprehensive training in diesel technology. Graduates will have the ability to diagnose, trouble-shoot and repair light, medium, and heavy duty trucks including: diesel engines, suspension & steering, drive train components that include transmissions and axles, brakes, preventive maintenance inspection, electrical/electronic systems, heating, and ventilation and air conditioning.

These skills will be taught in classroom and laboratory settings that replicate real work environments. Upon successful completion of the Diesel Technology Program, graduates are awarded an Occupational Associate Degree (OAD) in Diesel Technology. Approximate completion of the Diesel Technology Program is 91 credits.


Students acquire the entry-level skills necessary for a career in the diesel engine repair industry. Diesel technician skills can be applied to diesel powered equipment, including semi-tractors, diesel powered automobiles, heavy-construction equipment, and power generating marine and farm equipment. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications are recognized by many car manufacturers and fleet or independent repair facilities as the benchmark of technical knowledge. J-Tech’s curriculum provides the technical content necessary to prepare students for ASE certification test readiness and the skill set employers are looking for. In a competitive work environment, technical skills are not enough. The primary objective of the Diesel Technology Program is for students to graduate with the technical and soft skills that build career opportunities not only for initial employment, but advancement in the industry.


The student will perform repairs and diagnostic procedures on various trucks and semi-tractors using the most modern equipment. The J-Tech lab provides the use of the following equipment: a computerized automotive information system, four-wheel computerized alignment machine, computerized wheel balancer, articulating arm tire machine, brake lathe, exhaust gas analyzer, diagnostic computer scanners, lab scopes, fuel injection test equipment, basic engine testing tools, specialized automatic transmission tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters, and air conditioning charging and recovery equipment. J-Tech also works with local employers for input on current trends and new equipment to meet the changing needs of the industry.


  • Ring Power Caterpillar
  • Kenworth of Jacksonville
  • Tom Nehl Truck
  • Cummins Power South
  • Rush Truck Centers
  • First Coast Diesel Performance

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