Diesel Technology ATC

The Diesel Technology Program provides a well-rounded education in the service and repair of trucks and heavy equipment related to areas including farming, logging, marine, locomotive, and construction. Students learn theory and gain shop practice in diesel engines, safety, hydraulics, DC electrical systems and microcomputers, power trains, brakes, and chassis and suspension. The student will also receive comprehensive safety training applicable to the work environment. Employment opportunities are available with a wide variety of diverse companies including trucking, logging, mining, construction, general and specialty repair shops, dealerships, and government agencies including the park service, the state, county shops, city shops, and other state and federal agencies. Students entering with prior training from high school, military, or industry can challenge portions of the training program by examination and/or performance testing. Students must achieve competencies in course work before moving to the next instructional area. Shop experience is combined with related theory. A specified set of tools is required upon entry. The tool list can be found on the program website.

All students will be subject to a Driver’s License Validation check and must hold a valid driver’s license while enrolled in the mechanics programs. Students also will be required to obtain certification in First Aid/CPR. This program has physical requirements that may affect the student’s ability to perform in this program.

Entrance requirements for Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) degree seeking students include:

  • A valid driver’s license with no DUI conviction within the past year.
  • Students must score a 30 or higher in math on ALEKS.
  • Physical recommendations as listed on US Bureau of Labor Statistics for Diesel Technology.

Advanced Technical Certificate Requirements

General Education Core
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
SURVEY OF ART
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Total Credits3.00

Program Requirements

Technical Component
DSLTC-102ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (or DSLTC-102A, DSLTC-102B and DSLTC-102C)6.00
DSLTC-105DIESEL ENGINES6.00
DSLTC-200SHOP SKILLS AND CLIMATE CONTROL6.00
DSLTC-210HYDRAULICS6.00
DSLTC-220DIESEL ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS AND TUNE-UP6.00
DSLTC-230POWER TRAINS6.00
DSLTC-240CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND AIRBRAKES6.00
GENMC-103POWER TRAINS LECTURE AND LAB6.00
GENMC-126SAFETY2.00
MTHPT-103APPLIED ALGEBRA3.00
Total Credits53.00

Summary

General Education3
Program Requirements53
Total56