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Heavy Duty Mechanic/Diesel

Heavy Duty Mechanic/Diesel

West Jordan High School
8136 2700 W
West Jordan, UT 84088

Instructor: Nick Williams


Program Description: Program Description: This program is an entry-level course that prepares students with a basic understanding of Diesel Engines. This program will teach shop safety, use of tools and equipment, how to tear down a Diesel engine and rebuild it. The understanding and use of specific manuals will be a part of the course. Heavy Duty Mechanics is a hands-on course.
Students will learn basic Diesel Systems including:
Electrical 12/24-Volt – Ohm’s Law, Voltage Drop, Resistance, Wiring and Trouble Shooting
Hydraulic and Pneumatic – Air Brakes on entire truck and trailers
Steering and Suspension – Alignments, (Tow-in only)
Power Train – Transmission, Clutch, Differentials, Drive Lines
The understanding and use of welding is also very important in the class. Welding safety, instruction and use will be implemented within the program.


Program Expectations: Students will be taught safety principles and expected to demonstrate appropriate safety. They will be taught preventative maintenance for diesel equipment. Work with hand and power tools. Students will learn about diesel systems while working on actual components.