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Diesel Technology, AAS

Location(s): Cherokee County Campus

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Program Start Date: Fall
Minimum Program Length: 84 academic weeks; 6 terms; 74 credits
Program ID: AAS.DT
Curriculum Code: 35368

Program Description

Students will learn recommended diagnosis and repair procedures on diesel engines and their associated components using service publications, special service tools, and equipment.  Students will also learn proper diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of heavy trucks and equipment.  Additionally, students will learn emerging technologies such as alternative fuel sources, hybridization of conventional propulsion systems, and evolving federal and state mandates, rules, and regulations for diesel engine emissions systems.

Practical Experience

Students will have lab hours or cooperative work experiences at approved repair facilities to apply what they have learned in the classroom.  During the cooperative work experiences, under the direction of an experienced technician, service and repair customer vehicles and equipment to familiarize themselves with the repair facility’s organization, environment, and learn to work as a team.

Professional Opportunities

Diesel Engine Technician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Heavy Truck Technician, Shop Foreman, Service Manager

Unique Aspects

Students will be prepared for current and emerging technologies.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Transportation and Logistics

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate safe shop practices as recognized by OSHA and industry standards to promote a safe working environment.
  2. Communicate clearly using written, verbal, and electronic means to promote professionalism.
  3. Diagnose and repair powertrain and driveline systems and components.
  4. Diagnose and repair electrical and electronic control systems and components.
  5. Diagnose and repair body and chassis systems and components.
  6. Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems and components.
  7. Read and interpret schematics and diagrams. 

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 74

Semester Display

Total Credits: 74

**A grade of C or better is required

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