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NEW! Diesel Technician Training Program

Diesel Technician Training Program

Diesel technicians are in high demand! GCC and Pro-MECH Learning Systems have partnered to offer the Tech-Spedite Entry-Level Diesel Technician Training Program providing focused, relevant training necessary to get jobs in the field of heavy-duty equipment maintenance. This 4-week training program teaches students with very limited skills or brand-new entrants into the heavy-duty maintenance field, the core skills they need to contribute to maintenance operations on the first day of their employment. This program offers hands-on instruction on equipment in a shop setting with live equipment that mirrors the work environment of diesel-equipment technicians. Students are trained in techniques and procedures based on industry standards from the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the American Trucking Association’s Technology Maintenance Council (TMC). Pro-MECH will provide support for career placement in the United States.


The program consists of 160 hours of classroom and hands-on training over 4 weeks for 40 hours per week. Class days are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To successfully complete the program, you must:

• Have 90% Attendance
• Complete Theory and Subject Area Examinations
• Demonstrate Competency in PMI Process
• Demonstrate Competency in Practical Skills Components
• Pass Drug Test (Pro-MECH or employer)


• You will be able to execute the basic tasks employers need from their entry-level technicians.
• You will be able to utilize Pro-MECH relationships across the US, including job opportunities.


1) Attend an Information session: Sessions are held monthly in Avon and last 90 minutes. They provide an overview of the course, tour of the facility and opportunity to ask the faculty questions. Call GCC’s BEST Center at 585-345-6868 or email and provide YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL to be invited.

2) Attend Final Interview: Final Interviews last approximately 1 hour and are held 1-4 weeks after you have attended an information session.

3) Complete a written/reading and mathematical assessment with a Pro-MECH admissions team member.


• Fee: $4,800 (Paid before class)
• Tuition assistance may be available if you qualify.
• Courses are scheduled almost monthly. Call or email The BEST Center for next course.
• Minimum 1 month needed to apply and be accepted.


Pro-MECH Learning Systems, Avon, NY


• High-School Diploma/GED
• Active driver’s License with good driving record and background
• Good English language proficiency
• Pass basic math and written/reading test


Tuesday, January 2 - Monday, January 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday,February 5 - Friday, March 2, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, March 5 - Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Course Outline (includes inspection and repair):

• Documentation/registration
• ABS Blink Code
• Lights/Reflectors/Tape
• Body Damage (panels/rivets)
• Upper/lower rails
• Walls/floors
• King-pins/couplers
• Landing gear
• Cross-members and frame

• Spring-ride/Air-ride
• Slider and locking-pin
• Spring-ride and Air-ride inspections
• Shock absorbers
• Air-ride height/adjustment

• Floor sectioning/delamination
• Skill/reciprocating saw
• Door repair; hinges/gaskets
• Corner-sectioning and tabs
• Trailer-panel repair

• FMCSA regulations/liability
• Drums, linings and shoes
• Spider-plate and S cams
• Brake chamber
• Slack adjusters

• Tear-down and inspection
• Seals, hubs, bearings and races
• Spindles and hubcaps
• Lubrication
• Bearing adjustments/End-play
• Tire wear/indications

• PPA and safety
• Proper torching applications
• Axle inspection and alignment BASIC ELECTRICAL SKILLS
• Electrical/fundamental skills; Volts, Ohms and Amps
• Digital multi-meter use
• Wiring and wire harness
• Lighting and light replacement
• Finding short circuits
• Forms and documentation
• Regulations and DOT
• Power-unit components
• Lubricants and fluids
• Cab and body
• Tractor-brake specifications and requirements
• Bumpers and mud flaps
• Glad hands and air systems
• Coolant systems and exhaust mountings and brackets
• Batteries and corrosion

• Proper jacking and lifting
• Steering and suspension
• King-pins and wheel bearings
• Driveline and clutch
• Springs and hangers
• Motor mounts
• Tractor brakes: front and back, chamber hoses, slack adjusters, shoe and drum measurement

• Full FHWA inspection with documentation

• Interviewing skills
• Self-representation


SHOP SAFETY: Essential to any career is learning how to perform work safely. Understanding proper safety equipment and application is a key component of the program.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance (PM) is the key to any successful maintenance program for commercial motor vehicles. Through preventative maintenance, vehicles are inspected, repaired and maintained in such a way that defects are prevented from surfacing in the first place, before a violation or accident may occur.

FUNDAMENTAL ELECTRICAL SKILLS: Teaching essential electrical fundamental concepts: volts, ohms and amps. Applying diagnostic skills every technician should have to be an effective contributor to a maintenance or repair operation as well as digital multi-meter utilization. BRAKE SERVICE: Introduction to brake components for drum and disc systems. Fundamental maintenance and service skills necessary to comply with FMCSA requirements.

TIRES, WHEELS AND WHEEL-ENDS: Introduction to wheel-end diagnostics, tear-down and inspection. Wheel and tire diagnostics and alignment checks for tire wear and longevity.

TRAILER PANEL AND FLOOR REPAIR: Body-panel patching in both adhesive bonding and solid rivet application. Sectioning and proper installation of new trailer flooring. This component also includes proper application and use of torching.


Pro-MECH is a professional training and services company that focuses on the transportation and logistics industry. Based in Avon, NY, Pro-MECH has developed a national client base of customers who have utilized its technician-development programs and online-training material for continuing education for heavy- duty equipment technicians.

Pro-MECH was founded in 2014 and has trained over 2,000 technicians from large fleets, independent repair shops, construction companies and other entities. Pro-MECH has been asked by the transportation industry to help solve the shortage of diesel-equipment technicians by delivering a focused entry-level training program that is affordable and focuses on the tasks all new technicians are asked to perform.

Pro-MECH’s training center in Avon is housed in an 8,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art maintenance facility. Students will be exposed to live equipment in a real-world setting.

Students who complete the program will be introduced to career opportunities with Pro-MECH customers and employers around the country. Pro-MECH is the only independent, industry-focused company to provide turn-key training, comprehensive business solutions and services to the transportation and logistics industry.