Career and Technical Program
The Diesel Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level truck/heavy equipment technicians. The program emphasizes extensive shop work using actual customer projects, as well as mock-up units and assemblies similar to those found in industry. Instruction includes theory and troubleshooting of problems involved in the repair and maintenance of engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering, suspension, cooling, as well as hydraulics, undercarriages, fuel and air systems, and introduction to vehicle/equipment operation. Integrated in the program is a course in safety and basic welding procedures. Successful completion of each semester or permission of the instructor is required to continue into the next semester. Placement in specific English and math courses is determined by the college assessment test. Prospective students who do not meet the initial eligibility requirements for a professional-technical limited enrollment program will need to take selected courses to receive necessary skill building prior to entering the program (see page 43).
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.