Here at Diesel Laptops, we often hear from our customers that they would like more opportunities for training.  To meet that need, Diesel Laptops has long offered online training classes for the diagnostic tools that we sell.  Now we are excited to announce a brand new training opportunity for our valued customers. We are now offering in house Diesel Technician training at our brand new facility in Gilbert, SC.  From gathering research from our customers, we realize that one main problem area of many Diesel Technicians to be electrical diagnostics.  This is why the first offering in our classroom training initiative is a FREE Electrical Basics class for Diesel Technicians.

This class is valued at $500, but we are waiving the tuition fee and making it free for our first twenty four lucky students. Please note, class size is limited to eight students per class. Students are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. Read on for a detailed explanation of this free class.

Electrical basics for technicians

This class will meet on the following dates:  Sorry but all classes are now full

Monday, May 14 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m)

Monday, June 11 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m)

Monday, July 16 (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Please note – since this is a full day course, we will allow for several short breaks throughout the day in addition to a longer lunch break. A morning snack with coffee and a catered lunch will be provided by Diesel Laptops. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know the Friday before your class.


Street Address

4335 Augusta Hwy
Gilbert, SC 29054

If you are looking for hotel accommodations and evening dining options, please download this PDF for information on local businesses.

Course Topics

Basic electrical theory

In the first block of this course the instructor will go over basic electrical information and terminology. Once complete, students will have an understanding of terminology including: Electrical Circuits, Series vs Parallel circuits, Voltage, Amperage, Resistance, and Electrical Components such as Relays, Fuses, and more. Watch the video below to get a quick overview of some of the terms that will be discussed in this class.

Multimeter usage

Also, students will learn how to correctly set and use a multimeter for various circuits tests. Upon completion, students will have a thorough understanding of how to correctly use and diagnose problems with their multimeter. If you’re not familiar with Multimeter usage, watch the video below for a brief overview of these valuable tools.

Hands-on Lab instruction

Students will work with actual real world circuits and learn to correctly troubleshoot circuit faults. By the end of the course students will have hands on experience with the proper usage of the tools and methods to diagnose circuit faults correctly and efficiently.

Course completion

Upon Completion of the course the students will recieve reference material for further self study and also a certificate of completion for the course.

Free Swag

Students will also recieve a gift from our Diesel Laptops Swag accessories.

Meet the Instructor

Dustin Carnes

Before taking on his current position as Training Instructor at Diesel Laptops, Dustin worked for 12 years as an L2 ASE Master certified Diesel Technician at an International Dealership in Columbia SC.

Additional certifications:

  • Diamond certified for Navistar
  • Cummins certified on multiple engines
  • Mitsubishi FUSO certifications
  • Eaton Transmission Certifications
  • Bendix Certification
  • 2 years of Electrical Engineering at USC

Notable Awards:

1st place at the South Carolina Trucking Associations Technician rodeo in 2012

How to Request Enrollment in our free electrical basics class

Please fill out the entry form below to request enrollment in our free electrical basics class for Diesel Technicians. Please note due to small class size, this is a request for enrollment only. Seating is not guaranteed as space is available on a first come, first served basis. If you are selected for enrollment, our instructor will be in touch with you. Once all seats in the classroom are full, you may still sign up to be added to the waiting list in case a seat becomes available.

Unfortunately the free classes have been filled.  We will announce upcoming classes soon via email and this blog so be on the lookout for more training classes soon. Please join our mailing list for updates on future class availability. 

Powered by Robly