Truck and Diesel Technology Certificate Program in Jamaica, New York
Certificate (45 Credits)
NYADI’s Truck and Diesel Service Technology certificate program helps students gain professional skills and industry certification. Students graduate prepared to test, diagnose, and repair the following:
- Diesel engines
- Heavy duty chassis
- Steering &suspension systems
- Electrical & electronic systems
Students gain expertise in five areas of ASE Education Foundation Automotive Certification and seven areas of ASE Medium/Heavy Truck Certification. After completing this certificate program, students are prepared to begin work as truck and diesel technicians or in related support positions, meeting the huge demand driven by advances in the transportation industry.
- Complete the Certificate Career Program (45 Credits) in as little as:
– 12 months full time
– 18 months part time
- Excellent faculty to student ratio
- Students can obtain financial aid if they meet qualifications
- Prepares for Student ASE Certification
- Learn from experienced ASE-certified instructors
- Job search assistance from our Career Services department
NYADI has joined forces with industry leaders and is currently offering factory certifications from Mack/Volvo, Kenworth, Isuzu Trucks, Get Ahead, NC3 and ALL Data
Students in the certificate program at our campus in Jamaica, New York, receive the foundational education they need to enter a career in automotive and diesel technology.
With an NYADI education, you can find job satisfaction in a rewarding, service-oriented field. Here are just a few of the many career paths you can pursue after this certificate program:
- Diesel machine shop owner or manager
- Field service technician
- Fleet maintenance technician
- Heavy-duty braking system, engine repair, and/or suspension and steering specialist
- Heavy equipment maintenance technician
- Industrial research and development specialist
- Service advisor
- Technical representative
- Wheel alignment/suspension technician
NYADI students can take advantage of job search assistance from our Career Services department.
NYADI is open to all students without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, creed, origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status.
To qualify for admission to NYADI, students must:
- Be at least 18 years of age (or 17 with parental consent)
- Know how to read and write in English
- Interview with a member of NYADI’s Admissions Team
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
AT100 – Performance Fundamentals
TD100 – Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension
AT105 – Manual Drive Trains & Axles
AT108 – Automotive Electrical Foundations
AT101 – Engine Repair
TD101 – Heavy Duty Braking Systems
TD102 – Diesel Engine
TD202 – Diesel Fuel Systems
AT110 – Electrical/Electronic Systems
AT208- Automatic Transmission I
AT202 – Advanced Electronic Systems
AT215 – Climate Control
TD204 – Heavy Duty Undercarriage
AT209 – Automatic Transmissions II
TD210- Diesel Engine Accessories
Identify Engine Mechanical Problems This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of engine operation. Students will learn to identify engine components and to have a thorough understanding of the four-stroke cycle principle. Once engine operating principles are understood, the student will then learn to properly identify engine mechanical problems and perform pinpoint testing using state-of the-art equipment and diagnostic procedures.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation of medium and heavy duty vehicle steering and suspension systems. Topics discussed include safety practices, tires, wheels, wheel bearings, steering systems and suspension systems.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory of operation, inspection, construction, diagnosis and repair of clutch assemblies, manual transmissions/transaxles; drive lines, universal joints constant velocity joints and final drive assemblies. Students will learn to identify manual transmission components, explain fundamental operation, understand gear principles and trace power flow. Emphasis will be placed on problems solving and diagnosis of power train malfunctions.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of an automobile electrical system. Emphasis will be placed on direct current electricity, basic electrical theory, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, electrical test equipment and the understanding of wiring diagrams.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of automotive engine repair and rebuilding. Students will learn how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts and valve trains.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation and servicing of medium and heavy duty vehicle braking systems. Essential topics include a discussion of drum brakes, disc brakes, brake components, system operation, hydraulic and air braking systems.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of diesel engine repair and rebuilding. Students will learn how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts and valve trains on Caterpillar and Mack diesel engines.
This lecture/laboratory course begins with the discussion diesel engine fuel composition from crude oil to the distillation and compounding of fuels in accordance with American Petroleum Institute’s standards. Fuel delivery systems are discussed in detail including fuel tanks, pumps, fuel lines and filtration devices.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities where students building on material learned in AT108 Automotive Electrical Foundations use wiring diagrams to examine headlight, taillight, stoplight and turn/hazard light for operation and repair. Students are taught to use advanced diagnostic techniques to diagnose and repair electrical circuits associated with instrumentation, horn systems and wiper/washer systems. Students will learn on modern training aids using factory service procedures.
This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which focuses on the operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. In order to help the student understand how an automatic transmission accomplishes multiple gear ranges, power flow through the transmission will be stressed. The operation of electronic transmission controls will be discussed and diagnostic procedures will be taught and implemented.
This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which builds on the two previous electrical/electronic courses. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, component identification and repair of audio and entertainment systems, power accessories such as power windows and locks, keyless entry, anti-theft systems and cruise control systems.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems. Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems. Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers.
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the theory of operation, construction, diagnosis and repair of heavy duty clutch assemblies, manual transmissions, drive lines and final drive assemblies. The laboratory component of the course includes the practical aspects of maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul procedures used in heavy duty power train components.
This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the inspection, construction, diagnosis and disassembly/assembly of automatic transmissions and transaxles. This builds on the material taught in AT208 Automatic Transmissions I and includes the construction, inspection and rebuilding of apply devices, planetary gear sets, oil pumps, valve bodies and one-way clutches.
This lecture/laboratory course focuses on the diesel engine accessories that aid in the enhancement of engine power, performance and lower diesel emissions. Topics discussed include air induction and exhaust systems, turbochargers, superchargers and engine braking systems.
Contact Our Admissions Team Today
If you’re looking for career-ready skills to enter the growing field of diesel technology, NYADI is here to help. We welcome prospective students to schedule a tour of our campus in Jamaica, NY or join one of our monthly online information sessions. To get started, contact NYADI today.