Diesel Powered Equipment Technology


The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program provides practical experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel powered equipment. Students receive instruction in troubleshooting, engine analysis, disassembling engines replacing defective parts, reassembling, etc. The program mission is to provide technical instruction and skill development to enable students to enter employment in truck, construction, agricultural equipment, and other related fields as technicians.
Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM
The Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Dickson has received accreditation by NATEF and The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the following areas: Diesel Engines, Brakes, Electrical/Electronics, Suspension and Steering, Drive Trains, Preventive Maintenance, and Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 20 Months
Clock Hours 2,160
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $6,560.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $4,234.74

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

Job Duties

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,140

Current job openings per year: 350


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Meter Certification Pre-Test
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