Diesel Technology2019-11-01T18:06:10+00:00

Diesel Technology

  • Diesel student inspects a tractor engine
  • Diesel student shines a light into a cylinder
  • Diesel student pulls head bolts from an engine
  • Diesel student and instructor diagnose an electrical problem

Downtime is expensive.

When a piece of heavy equipment, such as a combine, truck or locomotive goes down, it’s costing somebody a lot of money.

That’s why Diesel technicians are in such high demand.

Through a balanced combination of classroom sessions and hands-on projects, students  in Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program will learn how to repair and maintain a wide range of agricultural, construction, and over the road trucking equipment, including engines, transmissions, electrical systems and hydraulics.

After completion of Salina Tech’s Diesel Technology Program, graduates will have the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including construction, agriculture, railway and trucking repair.

This is an ASE certified NATEF program. All instructors are Master ASE Certified.

What You Will Learn

  • Basic Engine.

  • Basic Power Trains and Cab Air Conditioning.

  • Brakes – Hydraulic and Air.

  • Electrical Systems.

  • Torque Convertors and Power Shift Transmissions.

  • Hydraulics, Hydrostatic Drive, Steering, and Suspension Systems.

  • Diesel Fuel Injection Systems.

  • Major Diesel Engine Overhaul, Dyno Testing, and Tune-up.

  • Develop communication, critical thinking, and technical skills needed to obtain employment.

  • Develop human relation skills and professional behavior for the workplace including appropriate business attire, attendance, punctuality, telephone and business protocol, and professionalism.

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of work related skills such as: working independently, teamwork, following directions, time management, problem solving and critical thinking.

Careers

  • Diesel Technician

  • Service Representative

  • Sales & Parts Representative

  • Service Manager

  • Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

  • Store Manager

Faculty

Photo of Mac Loucks

 Mac Loucks earned his certification as a Diesel Technician at the Washburn Institute of Technology, his Associate of Applied Science degree from Dodge City Community College, and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Leadership from Fort Hays State University.

He also has 14 years of experience in the Diesel industry and more than 50 credentials and certifications in agricultural, industrial and over-the-road diagnostics.

He has been teaching at Salina Tech since 2013.

Mac.Loucks@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3161

Photo of Mike ParkerMike Parker first taught Diesel Technology at Salina Tech in 2013 and 2014.

He got his start in field “literally working in the yard under a shade tree, teaching myself,” and has more than 30 years of experience, including working at local Freightliner and Kenworth dealers and in independent shops.

He returned to Salina Tech in 2016, and says “Teaching at Salina Tech was the hardest job I ever left. Teaching doesn’t pay as much, but it’s something I really want to do.”

Parker is currently working on his Associate of Applied Science degree through Salina Tech.

Mike.Parker@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3131

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