Automotive/Diesel Technology

There is more to Diesel Training than You Think!

  • Marine Diesels/Ships and Boats
  • Farm Tractors and Equipment
  • Road Construction, Bulldozers and Graders
  • Aircraft Support Equipment


The Bigger The Better!

From tractors and trailers to off the road construction equipment, from harvesting the country’s crops to powering large yachts and motor vessels. ATI’s large shop is equipped with engines from 400 to 12,000 pounds, a wide variety of manual and automatic transmissions, complete tractor-trailers, and a full-service fuel injection shop. The rewards are great and the opportunities are plentiful.

Heavy vehicles have replaced the railroads as the country’s prime movers, so if you want to help keep America moving, then Diesel and Heavy Vehicle Technology is for you!

Program Description

Program Description
The Automotive/Diesel Technology diploma program combines the Automotive Technology program and core requirements of the Heavy Vehicle Technology Program. Students receive classroom and laboratory training using modern test equipment and specialized tools. The ASE/NATEF based automotive portion provides training in the practical aspects of automotive maintenance and repair with emphasis on logical diagnostics procedures and effective repair methods. The diesel portion offers training in the fundamentals of diesel technology. Students gain hands-on experience in a realistic shop environment where they must demonstrate specific proficiencies. This combination of training allows the student the flexibility of both automotive and diesel technologies thus giving the student additional marketability. The program prepares graduates for an entry-level automotive and/or diesel technician position.


Course Number Course RequirementsClock HoursCredit Hours
ORN120Fundamentals of Technology1004
AUT121Basic Gasoline Engine1004
AUT122Vehicle Electrical & Electronics I1004
AUT123Steering & Alignment1004
AUT125Drivelines I1004
AUT126Drivelines II1004
AUT227Vehicle Electrical & Electronics II1004
AUT228Environmental Comfort System1004
AUT229Automotive Diagnostics & Fuels1004
AUT230Advanced Diagnostics & Emissions1004
HVT134Four Cycle Diesel Engines1004
HVT125Diesel Fuel Systems1004
HVT126Advanced Diesel Fuel Systems1004
HVT230Hydraulic Systems1004
  • Students attend class four (4) days per week on various schedules.
  • Program length is approximately 75 weeks.
  • At the successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Diploma in Automotive Diesel Technology.

Possible Career Track

Possible Career Track
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Program Available at: Main Campus, and Virginia Beach Campus.