Students learn engine operating principles and theories as well as diesel-fuel systems. The program is designed to provide hands-on training related to modern diesel engines. Topics covered include inspection, troubleshooting, overhaul, and engine replacement procedures. The typical school day is divided between classroom and lab experiences concerned with all phases of repair work. Instruction and practice is provided in the diagnostics and repair of engines. The use of technical manuals, hand and power tools, and testing and diagnostic equipment is also studied in the program.