CATALOG: Diesel Mechanics Technology Career Studies Certificate

Length: 28 credits

Purpose: The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, welding, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, electrical circuits, power train maintenance and fuel injection. The Diesel Mechanics Technology program will give graduates a practical background in basic diesel equipment technology principles. The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. Career Studies Certif­icate is designed for the investigation of career possibilities, upgrading occupational skills and/ or to provide entry level skills in electronics for those students who are proficient in electrical concepts. It is also an articulated pathway to the Engineering General Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree.
***Currently only offered in part-time evening program. Takes two years to complete.

Admissions Requirements: General college curricular admissions.

Employment The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in any of the following occupations: Diesel Equipment Repair, Diesel Truck Repair, Supervisor, Shop Foreman, Heavy Duty Repair, Purchasing Agent, Salesperson, Power Train Repair, Fuel Injection Repair, Diesel Engine Repair, and Automotive Diesel Repair.

PROGRAM NOTES: Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the program head either before registering for their first semester or early in their first semester of study. Students will be required to furnish clear lens safety glasses, leather work footwear, and proper clothing for working in the lab.


Course # Title Lecture Lab Credit
DSL 152 Diesel Power Trains, Chassis and Suspension 2 4 4
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 1 3 2
DSL 143 Diesel Truck Electrical Systems 2 4 4
DSL 150 Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics 2 2 3
DSL 176 Transportation Air Conditioning 1 2 2
DSL 126 Diesel Engine Reconditioning 3 6 6
DSL 131 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-up 2 4 4
DSL 160 Air Brake Systems 2 2 3
Total 15 27 28
Total Minimum Credits: 28

Last modified on 08-01-2019