Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Diesel Mechanics Technology Certificate

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CIP Code: 47.0605


The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, welding, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, electrical circuits, power train maintenance, and fuel injection. The Diesel Mechanics Technology program will give graduates a practical background in basic diesel equipment technology principles. The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. The demand for trained diesel mechanic personnel and technicians is increasing.

Occupational Objectives

The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in any of the following occupations: Diesel Equipment Repair, Diesel Truck Repair, Supervisor, Shop Foreman, Heavy Duty Repair, Purchasing Agent, Salesperson, Power Train Repair, Fuel Injection Repair, Diesel Engine Repair, and Automotive Diesel Repair.

Admission Requirements

General college curricular admission

Program Notes

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the program head either before registering for their first semester or early in their first semester of study. Students will be required to furnish clear lens safety glasses, leather work footwear, and proper clothing for working in the lab.

Computer Competency Requirement

Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 152 .

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English. Students whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English. Although developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate-level work. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.


Total Minimum Credits: 38

1 Approved electives include MEC 175 and other courses as approved by the program head.

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