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Diesel Power Tech Program

Keep America trucking and the woods full of off-road toys! Students in this program will learn how engines, transmissions, and automatic brakes systems (ABS) communicate with one another. This program covers the engine, power train, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic control theory, and design.

This program is taught by an ASE-certified master truck technician and is fully certified by ASE. Students will gain hands-on experience with many systems related to a diesel truck, automotive, marine and off-road equipment

Diesel Power Tech Program Instructor

Joe Merritt

Phone: 330-729-4100 EXT: 1575


Teacher Site: Click Here

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Students in this program will learn:

  • Diagnostics and Repair
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Engine Service and Drive Train
  • Electrical and Braking Systems
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

College Connection

Diesel Power Tech Program Higher Education Options

Two-year technical degree in heavy equipment technology. Four-year professional degree in mechanical or automotive engineering.

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Career Resources

Diesel Power Tech Program Career Options

Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:

  • Heavy truck mechanic
  • Heavy equipment mechanic
  • Construction mechanic
  • Small engine mechanic
  • Off-road equipment
  • Tire shop
  • General maintenance job in a factory

Diesel Power Tech Program Industry Credentials

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) (4 student tests, 3 pts. Each, 12 total points).
  • IVES Training-Fork Lift/Man Lift/Boom Lift (All 1 point each)

Diesel Power Tech Program Industry Organization

SkillsUSA Ohio

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Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, President
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Vice-President
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Jeffery Good, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Mr. Michael Stanko, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • John Zehentbauer - Superintendent

Additional Board Information

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