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Diesel Repair

Accelerate your career with a Fast-Track training solution to become a certified Diesel Repair Mechanic Technician from our state-of-the-art 23,000 square foot Southern Gap Transportation and Logistics Center.

Utilizing a blend of classroom and real-life hands-on lab-based instruction, participants will earn a mix of valuable nationally recognized in-demand American Service Excellence® (ASE) and Snap-On® certifications

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Upon successful completion, graduates will have earned and obtained the necessary knowledge to pursue the career of a certified Diesel Repair Mechanic Technician within the in-demand diesel industry.


Snap-On® Certifications

Hands-on training and state of the art tools and equipment. Gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals in these areas:

  • 596Meter
  • Torque
  • HD Diagnostics
  • Battery Starting & Charging
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • PMI (Precision Measurement Instruments)

ASE® Certifications

Medium/Heavy Trucks Entry Level

  • The project-based, experiential curriculum provides coverage of:
  • Brakes
  • Diesel Engines
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Inspection Maintenance & Minor Repair
  • Suspension&Steering

Students will work through real-world situations to implement solutions in an experiential learning environment.

AWS® Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certification

Earn nationally recognized credentials through our American Welding Society Accredited Testing Facility. The shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process uses high welding speed and can be done out of doors and in windy environments, making this weld type favorable for mechanics. Certified welder tests developed by welding trade authorities provide a definitive series of procedures that specify how to execute welds correctly. The welding credentials you will earn at Southwest’s AWS ATF are nationally recognized and can benefit your salary increase and employment prospects.

CDL Certification

Earn Commercial Driver’s License. Utilizing a mix of classroom, simulation, and on-the-road training, graduates of this program will obtain the knowledge and skills required to become a CDL Class A licensed driver.

About Southern Gap

The Southern Gap Transportation and Logistics Center project has beenmade possible through a partnership of the Buchanan County IDA, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA), and Southwest.

The Buchanan County IDA’s mission is to foster the economic growth of Buchanan County. Southwest Virginia Community College is dedicated to being the region’s premier workforce solutions and training provider, serving the college’s service region since 1967.

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Davis Hall is temporarily closed for repairs. Day & night classes in Davis Hall are canceled on April 17 & 18.