California Council on Diesel Education and Technology
This page last reviewed October 5, 2012
Who Are We?
Establishing the Roles
The California Council of Diesel Education and Technology is
a cooperative venture of the Air Resources Board (ARB), the service industry, heavy-duty engine manufacturers,
and the California Community Colleges. The CCDET is partially funded by environmental cases settled by the
An appropriate method for educating technicians
is through formal classroom and hands- on training
The Air Resources Board is the state responsible
for protecting air quality. It performs as an advisor to the trucking and service industries. Its primary advisory function in CCDET is to provide regulatory air quality information that
affects the heavy-duty motoring industry.
The heavy-duty diesel industry, such as truck owners and operators, and truck organizations provide input to the ARB and the community colleges regarding the day-to day operations of their business. They also benefit by attending CCDET courses, and ARB workshops.
The Engine Manufacturers & Dealers:
The heavy-duty engine manufacturers & dealers have the role of assisting
in the design of equipment training, access to technical information, and procuring equipment for classes.
The education system is comprised of the community colleges in
California which serve the vocational needs of the community.
An appropriate method to educate technicians is
through formal classroom and hands on training. A balance of classroom training to include diesel engine theory
and emissions, government regulations and programs directed at heavy-duty diesel engines, and the appropriate
hands on training.
A community college system in California provides an excellent location for training with its equipment and vocational
training already in place. Films, videos, slide presentations, and actual components allow the trainees
to become familiar with the problems and solutions in dealing with these government regulations.