Automotive-Diesel Technology

Automotive-Diesel instructor demonstrates repair  techniques to students

Students in the Automotive-Diesel Technology Program learn the fundamentals of maintaining and repairing cars and light trucks. Students gain experience through demonstration, theory and hands-on shop projects, while working in a state-of-the-art facility. After three years in the Program, students are eligible for work-study placement in repair shops throughout the region.

Students who graduate from the Automotive-Diesel Technology Program can pursue a career as an Automotive Technician as well as related careers. Graduates may also elect to further their education by attending college or a post-secondary technical institution. Some fourth year students may have the opportunity to earn credits for real world employment.

Automotive-Diesel instructor lecturing students on repair techniques

CurriculumAutomotive student in front of truck with open hood being repaired

Year 1
Shop Safety, Automotive Fundamentals;
Manual Driveline; Automotive Electricity
and Electronics I

Year 2
Automotive Electricity and Electronics II;
Engine Performance;
Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

Year 3
Steering, Suspension and Alignment;
Brake Systems;
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Year 4
Advanced and Independent Study

Instructor and Automotive Program student next to a car high on a lift which is being repaired

Future Careers

Automotive Service Technician
Automotive Business Owner
Diesel Service Technician
Military Vehicle Mechanic
Maintenance Mechanic
Mechanical Engineer



Automotive student holding an engine to be used for repairing a vehicle in the spacious class workspace

Recent Student



Advanced Technology Institute
Brookdale Community College
Lincoln Tech Diesel Campus
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Raritan Valley Community College
Rutgers University
United States ArmyDiesel student working on piece of equipment as instructor looks on

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