diesel technology

Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program is designed to train diesel technicians who can maintain, repair, and overhaul diesel engines and support systems. Through lecture and lab instruction, this program provides students with a broad range of knowledge and skills necessary to work within the dynamic field of diesel technology. The Associate Degree curriculum prepares students to enter industry at the mechanic level. After gaining experience, graduates of the associate-level program can expect to move into a position with the potential of advancing to shop foreman, service manager, branch manager, service writer, or field technical service representative; some may even run their own businesses.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Follow safety standards related to the safe functioning in a heavy-equipment shop environment.
  2. Apply theory and principles for proper maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of systems and components related to the construction, agricultural, marine, and transportation industries.
  3. Recognize potentially hazardous situations in the industrial workplace.
  4. Trouble shoots and resolve equipment malfunctions.
  5. Apply a logical assembly/repair process to repair projects.
  6. Disassemble and assemble various components used in the diesel Industry to manufactures standards.
  7. Diagnose and repair electrical components and wiring used in the diesel industry.
  8. Use manufacturers' manuals in the performance of assigned work.
  9. Determine the status of parts for reuse using manufacturer's guidelines.

Program Requirements

Semester 1
Electrical Systems
English Composition I
Math Elective
Mid-Range Diesel Engines
Truck Components I

Semester 2
Engine Machining
Engine Principles I
Fundamentals of Standby Power
Physics I
Truck Components II

Semester 3
Electronic Engine Diagnostics
English Composition II
Fuel Systems
General Elective
Physics II

Semester 4
American Labor History or US History since 1945
Diesel Internship
Environmental Health & Safety or Diesel Elective
Governing and Computer Control Systems
Multi-Cylinder Overhaul

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