Diesel Systems Technician 1

The purpose of the Diesel Systems Technician 1 program is to prepare students for employment in the diesel mechanics field. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window


1,050 hours, approximately one school year (35 weeks)

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment


LTC Main Campus

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $35,000 to $39,000*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Gentec Equipment
  • Lake County Schools Transportation Dept.
  • United States Army
  • Kenworth of Orlando
  • Ocala Freightliner
  • Milling Technologies

Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Diesel Systems Technician 1 Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Diesel Systems Technician 1 Master Plan of Instruction – (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

  • Shop safety
  • Basic hand and power tool operation and basic welding
  • Principles of diesel engine operations, diesel sub-systems functions and troubleshooting
  • Testing, troubleshooting electrical problems, electrical and engine power distribution
  • Fundamentals of diesel engine operation
  • Principles of air brakes and anti-braking applications
  • Computer diagnostic software and employability skills

∼ A valid driver’s license is recommended for this program.

Check out this video to learn more about Lake Tech’s Diesel Systems Technician program! 


OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
ADIM0101Diesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper150 hrs
BDIM0102Diesel Electrical and Electronics Technician300 hrs
CDIM0104Diesel Engine Technician300 hrs
DDIM0105Diesel Brakes Technician300 hrs

Our numbers

Discover how Lake Technical College prepares students for the automotive industry.


Completion Rate*


Placement Rate*



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Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Diesel Mechanic School

Located near Orlando, FL, the Diesel Mechanic Program at Lake Technical College is one of the top Diesel Mechanic Schools and allows you to earn ASE Certification. We offer hands-on Diesel Mechanic Training with expert instructors. The Diesel Technician School at Lake Tech prepares you for immediate employment as a heavy diesel mechanic in transportation, in the military, or as a marine diesel mechanic. If you are searching for Diesel Mechanic School Orlando, ASE Certification Orlando, Diesel Mechanic School Near Me, Diesel Tech Schools Near Me, Diesel Mechanic Classes, or Diesel Mechanic School Cost , call us today at (352) 589-2250 or apply online.

Instructor / contact


Randy Yates

Email: yatesr@lake.k12.fl.us

Phone Number: 352.589.2250, x1863

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