gas/diesel mechanics

Sackett Tech. Center Only

For students with a keen curiosity in how engines function…enjoyment of hands-on learning projects…an interest in further developing a foundation of repair skills. This two-year program gives students an excellent foundation for employment in agricultural, industrial and over-the-road truck mechanics,Students will learn about engines, power trains, hydraulics, chassis, welding and troubleshooting. Study includes use of the latest tools in shop practices, gaining real-world job experience.

This is a two year program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, math and science.

This course is also open to adult students, however high school students are given first priority for enrollment.

Sample units of study include gas/diesel engines, power train, hydraulics, welding, preventative maintenance, performance testing and service department operations.

Career opportunities include agricultural machinery technician, industrial machinery technician, over-the-road truck technician, logging industry technician, welder, business owner and small engine technician.

We have articulation agreements with Nashville Auto-Diesel College, Universal Technical Institute, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Alfred, Lincoln Technical Institute, SUNY Canton and Pennsylvania College of Technology.


James Erlichman   jerlichman@boces.com