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Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program provides detailed instruction in the fundamentals and skills needed to inspect, diagnose, repair and adjust diesel vehicles. The Diesel program has high standards of training and placement. Students enrolled in the program participate in the EDGE program, which provides community college credit after completion of the Mingo program.

Job Internships
After major competencies have been acquired; trainees will be given the opportunity to receive on-the-job training. Trainees will apply for a job, interview, and if accepted, will be transferred to on-the-job status. They will be required to complete all course work as assigned by the instructors.

ASE Certification
Mingo Extended Learning Center is a national test site for the Diesel Service Excellence Certification exam. Students are given the opportunity and encouraged to take these important tests. ASE certification is recognized nationwide as a standard of excellence for the diesel industry. ASE’s mission is to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service through the testing and certification of repair and service professionals.

Uniforms and Tools
A complete set of tools is provided and included in the total program cost.

School Hours
Classes are arranged on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Individual class schedules will vary. New students enroll each August and January.

Financial Assistance
Financial Aid information is available to students enrolled or enrolling in the program. For information, please call 304-475-3347 fax 304-475-3797 and ask for the financial aid advisor. The Diesel Technology Program is approved for the following: Veteran’s Benefits, Division of Rehabilitation, Worker’s Compensation, Pell Grant, HEAPS, and Workforce Investment Fund. (See Financial Aid)

The Diesel Technology instructors are Master certified by the National Institute for Diesel Service Excellence and are former Diesel Specialists who have years of in-field experience.

Diesel Technology
Course Hours 1,215
Program Costs*

Application Fee $100.00
Tuition $2,430.00
Lab Fee $750.00
Books $330.00
Club Fee $20.00
Uniforms (approximately) $250.00
Certification Tests $264.00
Others (Tools) $1,850.00
Total Costs $5,994.00

*Prices subject to change without notice.Financial aid is available through the Pell Grant, WIA, Veterans, Worker’s Compensation, Rehabilitation, and Single Parent. Contact “Works for West Virginia Career Center” for WIA eligibility. Mingo Extended Learning Center does not participate in student loans.

A payment plan is available to private-pay students. A Financial Aid Consultant is available to Mingo’s students each Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 304-475-3347 for more details.

** Tests include ASE. Testing fees are subject to change.

Diesel Technology Program
The Diesel Technology curriculum includes the following areas:

Safety in the shop
Shop tools
Engine diagnostic
Troubleshooting & preventive maintenance
Intake and exhaust systems
Electrical Systems
Electronic and mechanical Fuel systems
Charging systems
Differential repair
Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
Air brake systems
WorkKeys preparation
Employability Skills
The diesel industry
Diagnostic equipment
Welding fundamentals
Lubricating and cooling systems
Engine sealing
Ignition systems
Computerized engine controls
Starting systems
Lighting systems
Disc brake systems
Anti-lock brake systems
Computer Literacy
Career Planning “WIN”

Career opportunities

  • Specialty Technicians
  • Service technicians
  • Parts Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Parts Distribution
  • Sales
  • New Car Dealerships
  • Independent Service Shops
  • Store-associated Shops
  • Specialty Service Shops
  • Fleet Maintenance and Service

Click the link below to download an application

MELC Application for Admission

Admissions Policy