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Truck and Diesel Mechanics - Program Description

Students in this program will learn how engines, transmissions and automatic brake systems (ABS) communicate with one another. This program also covers 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 get lots of hands-on experience on many systems related to diesel truck, automotive, marine and off-road equipment

Students in this program will learn:

  • Fuel injection pumps
  • Engine timing
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clutches
  • Air breaks and break components
  • DOT inspection

College Connection

Truck and Diesel Mechanics Higher Education Options

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

Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:

Career Resources

Truck and Diesel Mechanics Industry Credentials

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) (4 Student Tests, 3 credits each, 12 total credits)
  • Fork Lift/Man Lift (1 credit each)

Truck and Diesel Mechanics 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

  • Mr. Michael Stanko, President
  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Vice-president
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member

Additional Board Information

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