The Diesel Technology Program at ACE is the most advanced high school diesel program in Nevada – maybe because it’s actually a Truckee Meadows Community college program taught just for the Academy for Career Education!
ACE has an exclusive agreement with TMCC to teach Diesel Technology to ACE High School students. That means, through the Nevada Department of Education dual enrollment program, students are able to earn up to 2 high school credits and 10-12 college credits per year.
But wait, there’s more …
Those college credits are FREE to ACE students. Let’s put that in economic terms shall we? If an ACE student is in the Diesel Technology program for 3 years, they will have had the opportunity to earn 30-36 TMCC credits, at today’s tuition rate that equals anywhere from $2,625 to $3,150 saved. Because this is a college level curriculum with college level expectations both academically and behaviorally, it takes hard work and dedication from students. Only the best, brightest, and hardest working students succeed in the Diesel Technology Program.
ACE students who successfully complete this program may earn a one-year Certificate of Achievement and all credits apply to an AAS degree from TMCC. Meaning these students essentially graduate high school with a full year of college under their tool belts.
What is Diesel Technology?
Diesel and heavy equipment technicians repair and maintain construction equipment such as bulldozers, cranes and road graders; transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses, locomotives, ships and automobiles; and farm equipment such as tractors and combines. These technicians use a variety of computerized testing equipment to pinpoint and analyze malfunctions as well as numerous power and hand tools to perform repairs. They also serve a variety of other diesel-powered equipment, such as electronic generators and forklifts. Many technicians perform a broad range of repairs from engines to electrical systems and others specialize in repairs such as fuel and starting systems.
ACE/TMCC Diesel Program gives students the opportunity to practice shop and work safety, locate and interpret repair specifications and processes, remove and replace components, operate tools and equipment, and service/repair/diagnose the condition of defective components or systems.
Graduates in this program have gone on to become:
- Diesel Mechanics
- Engine Maintenance Provider
- Farm Equipment Mechanics
- Service Engine Repairer
- Tune-Up Mechanics
- Industrial and Construction Equipment Mechanics
- Truck Mechanics