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Diesel Systems Technician Program

Truck garage being prepared to do routine maintenance

Hands-on training supported by theory to provide qualified technicians.


This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career cluster. The course content should also include training in communication, leadership, human relations and employability skills; and safe efficient work practices.

Career Opportunities:

  • Diesel Systems Technician

Employment Outlook:

Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 5% from 2018 to 2028.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $22.41 hourly or $46,610 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1800 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP ADiesel Engine Mechanic/Technician Helper
150 Hours
OCP BDiesel Electrical and Electronics Technician300 Hours
OCP CDiesel Engine Preventative Maintenance Technician150 Hours
OCP DDiesel Engine Technician300 Hours
OCP EDiesel Brakes Technician300 Hours
OCP FDiesel Heating and Air Conditioning Technician150 Hours
OCP GDiesel Steering and Suspension Technician150 Hours
OCP HDiesel Drivetrain Technician150 Hours
OCP IDiesel Hydraulics Technician150 Hours
Total Hours: 1800

Location & Schedule:

Diesel Systems Technician is available at the following school (s):

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Full time)
Monday - Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Part time)

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150