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Ag/Diesel Mechanics

Program Description

ROC’s Ag/Diesel Mechanics program is the only diesel program in Kern County.  This one year course offers students the opportunity to train in a rapidly expanding industry which is expected to grow up to 9% by 2022.

The Ag/Diesel Mechanics program provides instruction for the inspection, repair, maintenance, and operation of diesel engines.  During second semester of the program, eligible students serve an internship at local businesses.

Ag/Diesel Mechanics students learn:

  • Checklists for inspection procedures
  • Test driving skills to diagnose vehicle malfunctions
  • Skills to read and interpret diagnostic test results
  • Repair techniques to replace malfunctioning components of mechanical or electrical equipment

Professional Certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the Ag/Diesel Mechanics program include:

  • Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) certification
  • Forklift Operation Certification
  • Small Engine Repair Certification

Pre-Requisites

Successful completion of an introductory course in ag mechanics or equivalent background and experience is recommended, but not required.

High School credit available

Students earn 15 units of elective credit each semester toward their high school graduation.

Career Pathways and Related Occupations

This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful Ag/Diesel Mechanics students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Small engines mechanic
  • Automotive service technician/mechanic
  • Heavy vehicle/mobile equipment technician
  • Air conditioning mechanic
  • Diesel mechanic