Diesel/Ag Technology

Last Updated: 5/20/2020 12:31 PM

Program Description

Welcome to the Diesel Ag Technology Program.  The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences.  We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities.  Our approach to learning challenges students to obtain their very best potential.

The Diesel Ag Technology program offers a two-year program for students entering the workforce, in agriculture equipment or heavy equipment maintenance and repair. Today’s technicians not only diagnose and fix mechanical problems, they also must understand and troubleshoot the computer-controlled systems found in diesel engines, power trains and hydraulic systems.  Students gain hands-on skills working on multiple types of diesel engines and equipment.

Areas of Study

  • Troubleshooting
  • Service and repair of all sizes of engines, both gasoline and diesel
  • Service and repair of drive trains, hydraulics and electrical systems
  • Transmission, suspension and steering repair
  • Heating and cooling systems repair
  • Welding
  • Spray painting and body repair
  • Planned maintenance
  • Safety

Certification Opportunities

  • OSHA - 10 Hour Card
  • Snap-On Meter Certification
  • Stihl Votech Training & Certifications
  • Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (MACS) Certification 
  • ASE Heavy Truck Certifications
    • Air Brakes
    • Diesel Engines
    • Suspension & Steering Systems
    • Electrical Systems
  • Web Exams
    • Engines & Fuel Systems
    • Power Trains
    • Hydraulics & Pneumatic Systems
    • Electrical & Electronic Systems 

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Technical training and specialized certification
  • Associate's degree in diesel technology or farm equipment technology
  • Four-year degree in agricultural engineering

Leadership Opportunities

Instructor: Kyle Collins

kcollins@tricountyhightech.com
740-753-3511 or 800-637-6508

Fees and Recommended Tools

Required program fees include safety glasses, tool rental, workbook, technology and dues for our professional organization.  The purchase of a tool kit for this program is not required.  We provide parents the following options for obtaining recommended training tools which will also be needed as the student enters the job market:

1.  Purchase tools from a local retail store (quotes provided below.)

2.  Gather up tools from around your home and bring to school. 

Please review all of your options and decide what is best for you. 

Diesel Ag Technology Toolkit List 

Click here for the full list of program fees. For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511