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Diesel Mechanics

Diesel Mechanics


This program prepares the student for employment as a skilled tradesperson who troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs various types of diesel engines, trucks, tractors, boats, and other heavy equipment.

Note: This program requires a valid driver's license.

The Diesel program is now accepting new students for their fall 2022 class.

The next new student class will begin in fall 2024.

For more information please contact the Diesel Mechanics program Counselor Karen Crowell Ph: (808) 934-2724 and email:

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Upon successful completion, students are prepared to: 

  • Function safely in a heavy equipment shop environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Apply theory and principles for proper diagnosis, repair, and maintenance in the heavy-duty truck equipment industry.
  • Practice the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary to maintain professional proficiency.
  • Work collaboratively with others as well as independently.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Mitchell Soares

Phone: 934-2678 


The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Diesel Mechanics Program Advisory Council:

  • Kyle Akeo,Technical Communicator, Hawthorne CAT
  • Ted Dela Cruz, Technical Communicator, Hawthorne Pacific Corp.
  • Noel Foronda, Service Manager, JasW. Glover
  • Sam Gray, Owner, Precision Fuel Injection, Inc.
  • Kelvin Kohatsu, Fleet Division Director, Hawaiian Electric
  • Dennis Rose, Owner, Power Generation Services

CTE Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below.

UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Please read about the entire nondiscrimination policy, presented in 14 primary languages.