2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology AAS Degree

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For more information please see the Diesel Technology Program Overview .


Graduates of the associate of applied science degree in diesel technology will have "hands-on" skills and knowledge in drive trains, engines, electrical systems, brake systems, and hydraulics. In addition, graduates apply professional behavior, research and technical information, and demonstrate basic shop skills. Graduates will be qualified to find entry-level employment with building blocks necessary for career advancement in diesel engine, on-highway truck, diesel power generation, agricultural, and construction equipment distributors and dealerships.

Note:  Program available at the Hastings Campus only.

Subtotal 38

Select from one of the following specializations:

Note: Only one Diesel AAS degree may be earned by any student

Subtotal: 17

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:

   1. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment Placement (MAP) scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0980 Math Essentials with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with an AA, AS, AAS or ADN will complete a minimum of 15 credits of General Education from the following (AA and AS students will have additional requirements):

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group C: Life and Career Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
  • GEN ED Group A, B, C, D or E 6 credit(s)

Subtotal: 15

Total Credits for AAS Degree: 70

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