30 Hour Career Certificate
45 Hour Technical Certificate
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Scott Hale

East Central Community College offers the Diesel Equipment Technology program at the former U.S. Motors plant in Philadelphia.

According to recent statistics by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, experienced diesel technicians in the ECCC area can earn up to $26.12 per hour or $54,324 annually.

The instructional program provides students with competencies required to maintain a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. It will include instruction in inspections, repair, maintenance of engines, powertrains, hydraulic systems, and other components.

Students can choose to receive a career certificate, technical certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Courses taught in the Diesel Equipment Technology program:

  • Fundamentals of Equipment Mechanics
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems I, II, III
  • Hydraulics I
  • Diesel Systems I, II, III
  • Preventative Maintenance and Service
  • Transportation Power Train
  • Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
  • Advanced Brake Systems (Air)
  • Steering and Suspension Systems
  • Heavy Equipment Powertrain

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Career & Technical Education Substance Abuse Testing Policy
To ensure a drug-free workplace and learning environment, East Central Community College students enrolled in specific Career & Technical Education programs that are skills-based and/or require the use of heavy equipment are required to submit to initial, random, and reasonable suspicion substance abuse testing. These programs include Diesel Equipment Technology. To review the entire Policy No: 411.7 Career-Technical Substance Abuse Testing Policy, including information on procedures, initial testing, retesting, reasonable suspicion testing, accident/injury testing, and program re-admission, refer to the college’s online Policies and Procedures Manual.

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