The Diesel Technology Program provides training in engine design and overhaul, electrical systems, air brake systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, diesel fuel and control systems, transmissions and axles, and metals and welding. Students have the option of an Associate of Applied Science Degree or certificates (Basic Engine & Electrical, Powertrain, Fuel Systems, and Diesel Technology).
- Demonstrate knowledge of hazards and related safety practices associated with diesel
- Perform tasks related to entry-level employment in the diesel technology field.
- Demonstrate an understanding of personal and work characteristics that contribute to an effective job performance.
- Use communication skills appropriate to diesel mechanics.
- Apply the theory of diesel mechanics to specific jobs using critical thinking/reasoning and the ability to work independently.
- Use mathematical data and reasoning skills in relation to diesel mechanics.
A variety of employment opportunities include diesel service departments, independent repair shops, factory representative or private ownership of a repair business. Industries employing diesel technicians include, but are not limited to, railroad, trucking, agriculture, and lumber. Government agencies and the military also offer employment opportunities.
Recommended General Education Requirements
||Basic Technical Communication|
||Fundamentals of Human Communication|
|Appropriate MATH course|
|TRAN 1005 Safety is a prerequisite for all Diesel Technology classes, except night classes.|
This is a full-time day program. However, there are numerous diesel/agriculture/heavy equipment/transportation related courses taught in the evenings. Please refer to the Diesel Section of the latest schedule of course offerings for dates, days and times.