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 Class B Commercial Drivers
License (CDL) training. Integrated in the program is a
course in welding and cutting using both oxy-acetylene
and electric arc. 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
(see page 43 of the catalog).
Note: Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.