The Minico High School Diesel Technology Program provides a wide array of information and opportunity for the students. In Technology I the students learn basic tool recognition, Shop Safety and terminology. During Technology II students build on the basic knowledge gained in Year One as well as trouble-shooting electronics, using scanners for repair, accessing on-line repair programs, doing hands on work and completing service work in the shop. In Technology III the students continue to build on the skills previously learned and progress to more complicated work in the shop including jobs for persons in the community. There they have the opportunity to practice ASE testing and earn a certificate from NOCTI testing in the diesel field.
Students are strongly encouraged to go on to post-secondary schooling even though they are quite prepared to go to work in the diesel field upon completion of this program. Students have the opportunity to earn credit through the College of Southern Idaho Diesel Technology program as well as from College of Western Idaho and Idaho State University.
The instructor, Justin Tate earned his diesel certification from Idaho State University and worked 35 years in the diesel industry before taking over the program – thus bringing years of practical experience and knowledge to the students.