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Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics

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Program Description

Prepare for an entry-level job as a preventative maintenance diesel mechanic. Preventative maintenance diesel mechanics ​perform inspections and maintenance on diesel vehicles and equipment doing minor repairs and keeping maintenance records. The course series covers all the basic systems of a vehicle or equipment with an emphasis on preventative maintenance procedures and shop safety.

Program Outcomes

​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) Entry Level 

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 Wavier for those who qualify
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

Students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of course. Contact the 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 Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 1


Textbooks included


T-$502 /F-$1290


Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 2


Textbooks included


T-$502 /F-$1290


Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 3


Textbooks included



T-$502 /F-$1290

Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Career Opportunities:
Maintenance and repair of diesel vehicles and equipment, power plant and marine equipment.​

Contact Information

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

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

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has potential options for waiving select courses based on previous coursework or articulated coursework from an approved curriculum, and/or demonstrated portfolio and/or prior occupational learning.

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