This program is designed to prepare students for employment as entry-level truck/heavy equipment technicians. The Diesel Technology 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 into the program are courses 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.
Current industry professionals may enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis and with the instructor's permission.