Diesel Mechanics

Hands-On Training:

  • Safety
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Brake Systems
  • Tools, Fabrication & Hardware
  • Driveline
  • Air Intake & Exhaust Systems
  • Electrical/ Electronic


  • S/P2 Safety and Pollution Prevention Training
  • ASE Student Certification
  • PA State Inspection Course
  • OSHA 10
  • Section 609 Mobile Air Conditioning Certification
Students may also qualify to take the Forklift Safety Training Program.
Generally, technicians with at least three or four years of on-the-job experience qualify as journey-level diesel technicians. A completion certificate from GJCTC speeds advancement to the journey level.


Articulation Agreements:

Pennsylvania College of Technology
GJCTC Program: Diesel Technology
Credits Given: 18

University of Northwestern Ohio
GJCTC Program: Diesel Technology
Credits Given: 18

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Degree: Associates of Applied Science Technology Management
Credits Given: 15 credits

PA SOAR Program

For more information, visit www.collegetransfer.net

To Qualify For Free SOAR Credits Offered at Participating Colleges:
  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students are expected to prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by junior year.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.
The most important decision students make is deciding which career path they would like to take. Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center can help students do just that. We work with students to analyze occupational trends and match it with their particular talents and interests to help them identify the right path. Whether it’s a path that leads to college, the military, or directly into the workforce after high school, GJCTC fully prepares students for the future.