This program is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of occupations and careers found in the diesel car, truck, and equipment industry. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in this high wage field.
Upon successful completion of the program,students will be able to:
A. Explain the operation of diesel engine components and systems.
B. Identify various diesel engine applications.
C. Apply the state and federal regulations of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
D. Apply general principles of preventive maintenance to diesel repair.
E. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of industry standard tools and precision measuring instruments.
F. Apply safe work habits and practices.
G. Troubleshoot and perform repairs on mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and electronic systems.
H. Use computers to diagnose equipment and research information.
I. Perform preventative maintenance such as engine tune-ups, front-end alignments, and brake adjustments.
J. Operate shop machinery and equipment including hoists, hydraulic jacks,steam cleaners, floor jacks, disassembly stands, grinders, drill presses,hydraulic presses, and bead blasters.
K. Select and use precision tools such as torque wrenches, micrometers,dial indicators, tap and dies, and bore gauges.
L. Maintain professional attitude in challenging working conditions.
M. Develop self-confidence and pride in workmanship.
N. Think analytically and make professional decisions.
20 students per semester
The program’s ultimate goal is to prepare students to enter the well-paying diesel industry. The “industry” includes dealerships, independent shops, fleet maintenance yards and heavy equipment facilities. With this goal in mind, the training covers the systems and sub systems found on diesel powered vehicles and equipment.
To enter the program, a perspective student would need to fill out the “GetStarted!” form on the department website. This prompts an appointment with the Department Chair at which time the student can have any questions answered as well as lean about the diesel repair industry. Tools, safety glasses and uniforms are provided as the student progresses through the program.Partnerships with various tool companies, which offer deep discounts to students while in the program, make it possible for students to purchase an entry level tool set prior to graduation.
|Required||WLD 20||Beginning Welding||4.0||Semester 1|
|Required||AUT 41||Specialized Automotive Electronics and Microcomputers||5.5||Semester 1|
|Required||AUT 52,53,56,57||Manual & Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles & Drivetrain Lecture & Lab||10.0||Semester 2|
|Required||AUT 8,9,22,23||Engines & Air Conditioning Lecture & Lab||10.0||Semester 3|
|Required||AUT 73,74||Fundamentals Of Over The Road Diesel Vehicles Lecture & Lab||10.0||Semester 4|
|Required||AUT 30,31||Engine Performance and Emission Controls Lecture & Lab||10.0||Semester 5|
|Required||AUT 72||Diesel Engine Performance||6.0||Semester 5|