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Diesel Repair – Industrial & Marine

Diesel Repair – Industrial & Marine

Learn to maintain and repair industrial and marine diesel engines and their components.

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Start Date:
1 Year
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

In this program, you learn to maintain and repair industrial and marine diesel engines and their components. This is important work that contributes to the overall success of a company and can have a significant impact on the workplace. This program is well-suited to mechanically-minded persons with good problem-solving skills.

You learn to overhaul diesel engines as well as acquire knowledge of systems (such as cooling, lubrication and electrical). You also learn how to use tools and equipment; fabricate items to specific tolerances; read and interpret schematics, drawings and manuals; and apply mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles to automotive systems.

Student Highlights are comments provided by students about their experiences. Students also share information that they think will help future students learn more about the program. Highlights reflect individual experiences (which can vary by student).

Student Highlights

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    Highlight"Great teachers, hands-on learning."
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    Why Take It"NSCC is a wonderful place to learn."
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    Why Take It"Small class sizes."

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

Choose NSCC

  • You learn from experienced instructors.
  • You benefit from small class sizes, which provide lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.

Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment in many occupations related to the Industrial and Marine field, such as Diesel Technician (Industrial & Marine), Truck and Transport Mechanic, Shipboard Diesel Engineering Department, Shore-based Marine Service Technician, Diesel-Powered Equipment Repair, Service Advisor/Writer, Parts Supplier, Equipment Repair and Hydraulic Mechanic.

Student Success

Other Info

  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
DRIM 1001   Engine Overhaul I
DRIM 1002   Fuel Injection - Mechanical and Electronic
DRIM 1003   Lubricating Systems
DRIM 1004   Cooling Systems
DRIM 1005   Electrical Systems
DRIM 1007   Drives - Power Transmission
DRIM 1010   Introduction to Diesel Technology
DRIM 1011   Safety, Tools and Equipment
DRIM 1040   Hydraulics & Pneumatics
DRIM 1100   Work Experience
DRIM 2001   Engine Overhaul II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development
Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Next Steps

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