1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Diesel Technology

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APPLY

This program meets the requirements for NATEF Master Accreditation-the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation. The two-year program will prepare students for an entry-level Diesel Technician position. The program provides entry-level skills and knowledge in all phases of diesel equipment repair, preventative maintenance, personal and shop management, parts work for transportation, construction, mobile and stationary diesel equipment applications. Students have an opportunity to earn an ASE entry-level certification (Diesel Engines, Steering & Suspension, Electrical/Electronic Systems & Brakes) & an Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair certification.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR

Mr. Stafford

Mr. Stafford worked for Dean Machinery and Diamond International Trucks for nineteen years. He became an instructor at NCC in 2008 and is an ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician. In 2012 & 2020, he received the Northland Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Award. 

Contact Mr. Stafford
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1716  
Email:stafforf@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Parts Counter Sales

$15.61

$ 32,460

Motorcycle Mechanic

$18.28

$38,010

Marine Mechanic

$20.83

$ 43,320

Farm Equipment Mechanic

$21. 09

$ 43,880

Auto Mechanic

$21.18

$44,050

Automotive Service Technician

$21.18

$ 44,050

Diesel Mechanic-Truck/Bus

$24.13

$50,200

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

$26.61

$55,350

Aircraft Mechanic

$31.94

$ 666,440

Shop Manager

$33.77

$70,240

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Safety/Shop Organization

  • Diesel Engines

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems

  • Steering & Suspension

  • Brake Systems

  • Hydraulic Systems

  • Inspection, Maintenance, & Minor Repair (IMMR)

  • Mobile HVAC 

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Students may earn ASE Entry-Level Certification in Diesel Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Steering/Suspension & IMMR; OSHA 10; SP2 HD Diesel Safety & Pollution Prevention; Snap-On 504; and EPA 609.

CAREER TREE

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