DIESEL MECHANICS EMPLOYABILITY
- Analyze and repair complex electric, hydraulic, and diesel fuel systems for a variety of heavy equipment
- Troubleshoot, repair, and assemble diesel and gas powered engines and machinery
- Use equipment and techniques found in professional heavy equipment facilities
- Suspension and Steering
- Preventative Maintenance
- Fuel System
- Cooling System
- Brake Systems
- Tools, Fabrication & Hardware
- 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
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.
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyGJCTC Program: Diesel Technology Credits Given: 18
University of Northwestern OhioGJCTC Program: Diesel Technology Credits Given: 18
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeDegree: Associates of Applied Science Technology Management Credits Given: 15 credits
PA SOAR Program
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To Qualify For Free SOAR Credits Offered at Participating Colleges:
- Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
- 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.
- Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
- 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.
- 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.