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Introduction to Basic Diesel Mechanics

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Program Description

​Prepare for an entry level job as a diesel mechanic. Diesel mechanics repair and maintain diesel engines in trucks, marine engines, power plants, and other heavy equipment using diesel power. Training is done in a working repair shop with significant hands-on training to supplement the classroom lectures. The course covers all the basic systems of a diesel engine, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, diagnostics, record keeping, safety, use of specialized tools and shop procedures.

Program Outcomes

Successful Completion:

CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate and will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student -Light and Heavy Truck

Certifying Organization:  National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence;

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Baltimore County College Promise
Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

3-4 months (combined classroom and hands-on); the number of weeks and start dates vary.

Program Requirements

Information/Orientation Sessions:

Students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the course.  Contact Coordinator, Nancy Kukay, for dates and information.


High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Provisional Entry – Prospective students must attend an orientation session and pass a basic math and reading assessment test.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number



Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



ARP 794

Introduction to Diesel Mechanics - Part 1


Textbooks included


T-$944.5 /F-$1205.5

ARP 795

Introduction to Diesel Mechanics - Part 2


Textbooks included


T-$944.5 /F-$1205.5

ARP 796

Introduction to Diesel Mechanics - Part 3


Textbooks included



T-$944.5 /F-$1205.5

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Career Opportunities:

Repair and maintain diesel engines in vehicle, power plant and marine equipment.

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: Nancy Kukay | | 443-840-4171 | Catonsville | BESS| 100K

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS | 100

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