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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 carrying out 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

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1.  prepare to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) preventative maintenance entry level certification,

2.  demonstrate the use of proper safety equipment and shop safety,

3.  identify and select the appropriate tools,

4.  perform and document preventative maintenance on diesel vehicle systems, and

5.  secure entry level employment in the diesel field.

CCBC Pathway

Business Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

​CCBC Credential: Students will earn a CCBC Workforce 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 (www.ase.com)

Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your 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 for dates and information.

High School Diploma or GED; minimum age of 18

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply 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.

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.  A maximum of 90 program hours may be earned based on prior learning.

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-$645 /F-$1505


Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 2


Textbooks included


T-$645 /F-$1505


Introduction to Preventative Maintenance for Diesel Mechanics- Part 3


Textbooks included



T-$645 /F-$1505

Course Series Totals:






Additional Information

Skills for Success:
High work ethic, attention to detail, ability to work with heavy machinery, and mechanical aptitude.

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

Contact Information

Coordinator: Contact the Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant: Ollie Wright | owright@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-4476 | Catonsville | BESS | 100

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