XI. Certificate Programs

Kemptville Campus

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

OCAS Program Code K102 - Two Semesters (28 wks., begins in September)

Designed to provide practical up-to-date training for careers in diagnosing and repairing of equipment in farm, construction and heavy duty equipment industries. You will have the opportunity to develop the skills involved in the diagnosis and repair of equipment found in farm, construction, or highway truck industries. The ever increasing sophistication of diesel equipment found in today's motive power market, coupled with a broad application in a number of industries, will continue to create a demand for skilled, well trained mechanics to maintain this equipment. This in-school program provides time allocation for trade theory, shop practice and industry related subjects.


The Diesel Equipment Mechanic program is based on the first levels of the Apprenticeship in-school curriculum for Farm Equipment, Heavy Duty Equipment, Truck/Coach, and Power Lift Truck Technician training. Graduate of this program should be prepared to successfully challenge the Ministry exemption exam for Level 1 in-school training in these apprenticeship trades.

Semester 1 - 14 weeks

CDEM*1215 Applied Work Practices I
CDEM*1219 Introduction to Computers
CDEM*1316 Welding I for Mechanics
CDEM*1402 Internal Combustion Engines
CDEM*1405 Engine Fuel Systems
CDEM*1407 Electrical/Electronics I
CDEM*1410 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
CDEM*1412 Power Trains

Semester 2 - 14 weeks

CDEM*2223 Environmental Issues
CDEM*2302 HD Diesel Engines
CDEM*2315 Welding II for Mechanics
CDEM*2404 Diesel Fuel Systems
CDEM*2408 Hydraulics/Pneumatics II
CDEM*2411 HD Power Trains
CDEM*2506 Electrical/Electronics II
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1