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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.

Program Location: Hilo
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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:

  • Ted Dela Cruz, Hawthorne Pacific Corp TC-Technical Communitor 
  • Noel Foronda, Service Manager, Jas W. Glover 
  • Sam Gray, Owner, Precision Fuel Injection, Inc. 
  • Kelvin Kohatsu, Fleet Division Director, Hawaiian Electric 
  • Dennis Rose, Owner, Power Generation Services