Sep 30, 2023  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Diesel Technology, A.A.S.

Offered at North Campus

This is a 21-month (seven-term) program. Students will acquire skills in a variety of mechanical, electrical and computer systems necessary to diagnose, repair and maintain agricultural equipment, trucks, locomotive engines and other types of heavy construction equipment. Students will study diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, drivelines, power dividers, brakes, air conditioning and automated guidance systems (GPS).

To enroll, complete an application and attend any required academic orientation and information sessions. Students may enter this major at the beginning of the Fall term. Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice shop safety.
  2. Select and use proper tools and equipment to perform diesel power systems repairs according to industry procedures.
  3. Diagnose and repair diesel engine malfunctions.
  4. Diagnose and repair suspension and steering systems.
  5. Diagnose and repair problems associated with diesel braking systems.
  6. Diagnose and repair problems associated with vehicle or equipment electrical systems.
  7. Demonstrate preventative maintenance inspections.
  8. Diagnose and repair drive trains.
  9. Diagnose and repair heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  10. Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems.
  11. Understand Geospatial Technologies for farm, construction, railroad and other sites.
Program Total: 74 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 10 Credits

Term III

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

Total: 10 Credits

Term V

Total: 11 Credits

Term VI

Total: 10 Credits

Total: 11 Credits


*Refer to General Education Course Requirements (A.A.S.)  for approved courses.

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