Additional information available on the Diesel Technology Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
- College Reading & Writing Literacy
- College Quantitative Literacy
This program prepares students for entry level positions in the field of heavy-duty diesel vehicle repair and parts supply. Areas of emphasis are engine repair, fuel supply and management, suspension and brakes, hydraulic systems operation, and lighting and instrumentation. The program provides students with a broad foundation in the diesel repair field employers are looking for.
Students entering this program should exhibit the following qualities: mechanical aptitude, ability to read and follow instructions as outlined in service repair manuals and enjoy precision work and problem solving. Students must provide appropriate work clothing, safety glasses, and a basic set of hand tools. Please meet with your advisor to get the required hand tool list.
Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Diesel Technology degree program, students should be able to:
- Interpret and use reference material found in the diesel industry
- Inspect and service selective catalytic reduction components and diesel particulate filters
- Interface with vehicle's on-board computer; perform diagnostic procedures using electronic service tool(s) (to include PC based software and/or data scan tools); determine needed action
- Read and interpret electrical/electronic circuits using wiring diagrams
- Use precision measuring tools as they apply to the diesel industry