The announcement of the new program was made jointly on Wednesday by Dean Blevins, president of TCAT-Elizabethton and Herbie Adams, director of career technical education for the Johnson County School System.
The program will be taught in the TCAT Addition to the Career and Technical Education Building Johnson County High School from 4-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Certificates will be awarded in preventative maintenance service technician, diesel engine assembler, diesel technician apprentice, and diesel technician. Snap-On certificates will be awarded in safety, torque, multi-meter, wheel balance and alignment, scan tool, PMI and Pro-Cut.
The program also leads to a diesel technician diploma award.
Units of study consist of safety and orientation, diesel engines, drive trains, brakes, suspension and steering, electricity/electronics, heating/air conditioning, preventive maintenance, hydraulics and ASE test prep.
Financial assistance, including the Tennessee Reconnect program which offers two years of free tuition, is available to those who quality.
Applications are being accepted now for the fall trimester (Sept. 1 to Dec. 10) at TCAT-Elizabethton. Further information is available from Patricia Henderson, student services coordinator, at 423-543-0070, Ext. 1004.