Dec 19, 2018  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology

Program Description

The diesel technology program provides opportunities to obtain the fundamental knowledge, skills, and training needed for employment or career advancement as a diesel technician. The awards include associate of applied science degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Students in this program will work with their advisers to decide which courses are necessary to complete their educational goals in on-highway truck, diesel power generation, agriculture, or construction equipment repair.

Student Learning Outcomes

Diesel Technology graduates are prepared to:

  • Analytically diagnose, service, and maintain on-highway truck, agricultural, and construction equipment using recommended procedures, and service information.

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand new systems as they are introduced.

  • Exhibit professional conduct and ethics in the workplace.

  • Establish safe shop practices and work environment.

  • Understand basic service management objectives.

Career Opportunities

Depending on the area of specialization, a variety of employment opportunities are available. These include diesel service departments, independent repair shops, factory representative, or private ownership of a repair business. Career and employment services are offered by the college.

Typical Program of Study

To assist students in determining the sequence of courses they will take to complete their educational goals, a proposed program of study is provided. A student’s final program of study will be influenced by many factors such as placement test scores, prior college experiences, course availability, transfer requirements, program admission requirements, and special areas of interest. A student intending to major in this program must consult with his/her adviser prior to any academic planning and registering.


Associate of Applied Science