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Diesel Equipment Technology

Diesel Equipment Technology

The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Merced College is designed to meet the need for trained mechanics in all phases of the diesel equipment industry.

  • As a Technology Update for diesel equipment mechanics in the field.
  • Certificate of Completion Program in which all courses are directly related to gaining employment.
  • Associate Degree Program - advanced technical skills are developed along with general education.

This program is based on "hands-on" skill development with course time divided into two segments, 30% classroom sessions and 70% working in a shop atmosphere, while under the supervision of factory trained instructors. Instructional areas include the trucking industry, bus repair, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and industrial power. Students obtain skills used throughout the entire diesel equipment field in repair and maintenance of equipment. The sequence of courses within the Diesel Equipment Technology Program encompass all phases of technical training to insure the success of both experienced and graduating technicians.

Merced College has a spacious shop, equipped with the latest model agriculture equipment and vehicles currently being used in the industry. Since the right tools are essential to proper training, Merced College provides students with state-of-the -art tools required for the repair of most complex machinery. The college also maintains a large inventory of equipment and training aids to allow students maximum "hands-on" experience on both vintage as well as the most current equipment on the market.

Diesel Equipment Technology Faculty

Phone Number
Darol Fishman
Mech Ag-3 (209) 384-6253
Paul Dunn
Mech Ag-3 (209) 384-6260