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ERIC Number: ED529539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 142
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2007 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Secondary Diesel Service Technology. (Program CIP: 47.0605 - Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician)
Ellison, Dave; Jackson, Edward
Research and Curriculum Unit
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through increased requirements for mastery and attainment of competency as documented through both formative and summative assessments. The courses in this document reflect the statutory requirements as found in Section 37-3-49, Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended (Section 37-3-46). In addition, this curriculum reflects guidelines imposed by federal and state mandates (Laws, 1988, ch. 487, Section 14; Laws, 1991, ch. 423, Section 1; Laws, 1992, ch. 519, Section 4 effective from and after July 1, 1992; Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act III, 1998; and No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Diesel Service Technology is a two-year secondary program which provides students with a foundation of skills and knowledge related to the service and repair of diesel vehicles and power equipment. Students who complete the program may enter employment in an entry level position, or continue their education in a postsecondary program such as diesel technology, heavy equipment maintenance, or related areas. Students receive instruction in the maintenance and service of a variety of vehicles including small equipment, automobiles, trucks, and tractors/construction equipment. The first year includes instruction in foundation skills/safety procedures, leadership, tool and equipment usage, measurement, basic vehicle service, brakes/hydraulic service, and electrical system service. The second year provides students with a review of foundation skills and safety procedures, advanced leadership skills, advanced tool and equipment usage, diesel engine (performance and repair), advanced electrical systems, and steering and suspension. Appended are: (1) 2004 ASE/NATEF Medium/Truck Technician Standards; (2) Academic Standards; (3) 21st Century Skills; and (4) Rubrics and Resources. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Research and Curriculum Unit. Mississippi State University, 103 Russell Street, Starkville, MS 39759. Tel: 662-325-2510; Fax: 662-325-3296; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; No Child Left Behind Act 2001