Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel powered equipment. The curriculum is focused primarily on commercial motor vehicles such as medium duty box trucks, heavy duty semi trucks and may include live work in these areas. Students receive instruction in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, engine analysis, disassembling engines, replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The goal is to provide hands on technical instruction for professional development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians. The program has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following: Diesel Engines, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Suspension and Steering, Drive Trains, Preventive Maintenance, Hydraulics and Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning.
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,865.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,607.63

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Preventative Maintenance Service Technician432Certificate
Diesel Engine Assembler864Certificate
Diesel Technician Apprentice1296Certificate
Diesel Technician Assistant1728Certificate
Diesel Technician2160Diploma

The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology training program at TCAT Dickson has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

TCAT Dickson Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program has been accredited in the following areas: (Diesel Engines, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Drive Train, Suspension and Steering, HVAC, Preventive Maintenance).


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Campus Locations

Main Campus
740 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
Clarksville Campus
135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040


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