2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology, TC

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This program provides students with knowledge and laboratory experiences in the diagnosis, repair, service, and maintenance of diesel equipment. Preventive maintenance is stressed, as well as the importance of high-quality workmanship.

Job Opportunities

Mechanic (small shops) • Fleet Technicians (large shops) • Lead Technicians (trucking companies) Shop Foreman (dealerships) • Specialty Technicians (dealerships Part Technicians)


Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

Salary Expectations
To find current average salaries for Diesel occupations, visit: Home : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of industry and OSHA safety standards for mechanical safety, hazardous waste material control, handling and disposal, and proper vehicle lift safety
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of diesel repair hand tools and advanced diagnostic equipment commonly used in the service and repair of diesel technology
  3. Accurately calculate mathematical problems common to the diesel technology industry such as, but not limited to the following: gear ratios, conversion between metric and US measurements, electrical circuits (Ohm’s Law), alignment angles, voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter readings, and cubic inch replacement
  4. Demonstrate proper techniques involved in completely removing, disassembling, cleaning, servicing, and re-assembling a diesel engine
  5. Demonstrate proper technique while performing routine inspections and preventive maintenance on diesel technology
  6. Identify and assemble the parts of diesel fuel injection systems
  7. Diagnose and repair diesel truck brake systems
  8. Diagnose and repair diesel truck drive (power) train systems
  9. Diagnose and repair heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in diesel trucks
  10. Diagnose and repair electrical and electronic systems used in diesel trucks
  11. Demonstrate proficiency in basic operation of a tractor and trailer including the following: pre- trip inspection, proper clutch usage, coupling/uncoupling of trailer, and basic maneuvering.

General Education Courses

Complete all (6 credit hours)

Diesel Technology Courses

Complete all (23 credit hours)

Total 29 Credit Hours

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