The Diesel Technician program at Dixie Technical College prepares students for great careers working on heavy-duty diesel trucks as well as diesel engines used in many manufacturing settings. Taught in a NATEF certified shop and using NATEF curriculum, students develop current industry standard practices *Basic technician hand tools required for the program.
Understanding why diesel engines are the workhorse of our economy. We always say, if you bought it – a truck brought it.
Learn what it takes to maintain equipment.
Understand the importance of hydraulic safety.
Understand how to repair air conditioning systems.
What makes trucks move, clutches, transmissions, and gears.
Understanding the components that keep heavy-duty vehicles moving safely down the road.
Shawn’s mechanic career spans multiple specialties including semi-trucks, heavy equipment, manufacturing machinery, welding, and auto body. He enjoys the outdoors and hiking and loves calling southern Utah home.
Robert Nelson is an Arizona native. He moved to Utah in 1999 and settled in St. George in 2006. Robert started working with his family’s trucking company while in high school and has since gone on to work in most areas of the trade. Working in over-the-road trucking, dealership repair and service, and as a foreman for a large excavation company, he has experience across the board. Robert is in search and rescue and enjoys rodeo.
Guy was born in Northern Utah but grew up all over the west. He married his wife in 2005 and graduated from Utah State University in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture Technology. Guy has been a diesel mechanic for over 19 years. His experience in the industry spans from technician to service advisor and even shop owner. His professional goal to become an instructor has been met here at Dixie Tech. Guy enjoys boating, camping, and free time in the shop.
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