Industrial Technology Department

Diesel Equipment Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Students in the Diesel Technology program train to be diesel technicians who repair over the road and off road trucks, heavy equipment, and stationary type equipment. Students study hydraulics, electrical/electronic systems, fuel systems, standard/automatic and power shift style transmissions, air conditioning, braking systems, suspension systems, crawler tractor undercarriage, engine theory, engine diagnosis and engine rebuilding beginning with basic principles and proceeding to an advanced level of system technology. Along with these core courses, students take classes in welding, machining, computers, physics, and business technology. Program Instruction occurs at the West campus, 3639 South Avenue West. Upon completion of the Associates of Applied Science Degree a student may opt to further their education by completing the Bachelors of Applied Science Degree.

Credit for independent study is also available to those desiring additional instruction in diesel mechanics. Contact the program director, Jim Headlee, at 243-7648 for more information.

Most employers require diesel technicians to have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The ability to acquire a license is subject to age and insurance requirements and this course requires an additional fee. Students will also have an opportunity to complete certification on forklift operation and other industry recognized certifications.

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Length of Program: 4 Semesters
Award Upon Graduation: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Entry Times: Fall Semester

 

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