3 YEAR Program

The Program


The Diesel Technology course prepares students for the future by including the study of small engine technology along with the training in diesel service and maintenance. The course offers training in all areas of mechanics including diagnosis, overhaul and maintenance for automotive, agricultural, trucking and recreational vehicles. Students are able to train, test and qualify for the PA State Inspection License. All this adds up to an exciting and valuable training opportunity for the future mechanical technician.


A Diesel Technology worker should:


- Be capable of working in awkward & cramped positions


- Understand & apply basic mechanical principles


- Have normal resistance to various types of solutions,

   chemicals & noise


- Have an average aptitude in verbal reasoning, abstract

  reasoning, numerical ability, mechanical reasoning, and

  spatial relation



- Proper use & maintenance of shop tools,

test equipment, service equipment,

fasteners, hoses, and measuring tools

- Engine operating principles

- Engine components

- Fuel delivery systems (mechanical & electrical)

- Electrical systems

- Cooling systems

- Lubricating systems

- Starting systems

- Maintenance & diagnostics

- State inspection

Due to the many additional skills offered within the Diesel Technology course, the employment opportunities for graduates are endless. The need for qualified technicians is critical in the mechanical field. They range from recreation vehicles to heavy equipment. The recent technical advances have made room in the field for mechanics with basic maintenance skills and for highly advanced electronic technicians. Both of these mechanical technicians need the fundamental training offered in Diesel Technology at the CCCTC.

Instructional sequence & POS

Mr. Nick Shearer has been teaching at Crawford County CTC since 2007. He is a graduate of the Diesel Technology Program at the former Crawford County AVTS. Mr. Shearer is a certified John Deere Technician and worked for them before becoming an instructor. He is a licensed private pilot and is a certified Master Technician through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).


Mr. Shearer is the State Inspection instructor for Crawford County CTC's Adult Evening Program. He is currently enrolled in the Vocational Instructor program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


PA Skills Certificate

State Inspection License



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Crawford County Career & Technical Center

860 Thurston Rd., Meadville Pennsylvania  16335

Ph. (814) 724-6024   Fax: 814-337-0602