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Instructor- Mark Klinger



The four main areas covered are: Hydraulics, electronics, diesel engine repair, and heavy truck preventive maintenance and repair.  There will be a theme of problem solving and critical thinking throughout the course work. Proper use of safety equipment and basic hand tools will be emphasized.



Learning Objectives: 

The student can safely and properly use basic shop tools and safety equipment

  • Students can identify basic components on a modern diesel engine, and identify fuel system type, options and accessories that relate to the vehicle

  • Student can manipulate the engine and adjust valves based on knowing and comprehending basic 4 stroke engine theory

  • Students can identify basic sensors and actuators on a modern engine and have a basic understanding of their purpose and function on the engine

  • Students can perform preventive maintenance inspections and adjustments accurately and consistently

  • Students can navigate computer based repair manuals proficient enough to find diagnostic information and repair processes

  • Students will gain a beginning understanding of wiring circuitry and how to read system wiring diagrams

  • Students will know and apply basic hydraulics and apply it to fuel, steering, and braking systems


Additional Supplies:

Safety Glasses

Sharpie Permanent Marker


Credits & Certifications:​

Vincennes Dual Credit

ASE – Diesel Certification

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