Hello, and welcome to Diesel Technology. I am Mr. Crutchfield. I have been teaching at Weaver since 2011. Prior to coming to Weaver, I worked in the Heavy-Duty Diesel Industry for over 20 years. The Diesel Technology program at Weaver gives students a chance to understand what it takes to be successful in the Diesel Industry. Students that work hard and meet the requirements have the opportunity for industry internships and a chance to obtain on-the-job training.
Students enrolling in Diesel Technology have the opportunity to complete three levels of instruction. Each level introduces the student to more hands-on and in-depth training in the Diesel Industry.
Level I introduces the student to the basic safety practices, basic tools and equipment, and Preventative Maintenance and DOT inspection procedures. Students in Level I will be required to perform basic inspection techniques, basic service and maintenance procedures, and have an understanding of shop safety guidelines and how to use tools safely. Students will be trained how to use hand and power tools safely, perform a basic service on diesel equipment and inspection.
Level II advances the student to Basic engine principles and components, suspension and steering, air brakes, basic hydraulics and welding, and drive train components. Students will obtain more hands-on training in the lab. Students will gain an understanding and get to work with live training aids for air brakes, engines, transmission, and differential components. Students will get hands-on instruction on the disassembly and assembly of various suspension and steering components as well as engines. Basic welding will give students a chance to learn the basic welding concepts and use different types of welding equipment.
Level III is for the student that has completed Level I and Level II and is ready for the next level. Students in Level III will mostly work in a hands-on instruction environment. Students will be given more responsibility in the lab and different projects to complete. Students will go through the process of engine disassembly and reassembly. Students will perform engine rebuild practices and live running engine diagnostics. Level III Hydraulics will allow students to rebuild cylinders, pumps, bench testing of hydraulic components and more training on the different types of hydraulic systems. Welding instruction will include students performing welding and fabrication projects, acetylene welding and grinding, and metal cutting training. Students will be required to perform hands-on test and use all types of shop equipment safely.
Credits received per course completion:
Level I = 1 credit
Level II = 2 credits
Level III = 3 credits
Diesel Technology - Weaver Academy