Heavy Duty Mechanic/Diesel
Instructor: Devin Dyer
Program Description: This program is an entry-level course that prepares students with a basic understanding of diesel engines. It allows students the opportunity to learn and apply their knowledge with hands-on experience related to the world of work. This class is set up to closely resemble real-life situations commonly used in business and industry. It will teach shop safety, use of tools and equipment, and how to tear down a diesel engine and rebuild it. The understanding and use of welding are also very important in the class. Welding safety, instruction, and use will be implemented within the program.
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
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.
Transportation: Students must provide their own transportation to/from West Jordan High School every day for this class.
AM Mon-Thurs 7:30-9:45; Fri 8:30-10:30
PM Mon-Thurs 11:30-1:45; Fri 11:45-1:45