Diesel Equipment Technology I (20107-I)

Diesel Equipment Technology I (20107-I)

Copyright 2022

Virginia Assignment Code: 8613

Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11

Duration: 36 weeks

Prerequisites: None


Course Description:

Students receive basic instruction in general maintenance of medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks and equipment. They learn theory and operation of diesel engines, brakes, suspension and steering systems, and electrical/electronic systems. Students are also instructed in preventive maintenance and inspection procedures. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Note: The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov.

Note: Legislation enacted in the 2011 Virginia General Assembly (HB 1493) and amended in 2012 (HB 1108) requires where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certification mandatory. The provisions of this act shall become effective July 1, 2013. To comply with the requirements, all Career and Technical Education (CTE) diesel equpment technology programs must be ASE Education Foundation accredited and the instructors must be certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

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