Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma (DET4) Diploma
The Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma that qualifies them as entry-level diesel equipment technicians.
The standard curriculum for the Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the Diesel Equipment Technology program each semester. The program generally takes four (4) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 47 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $4,820
- Books/Supplies: $1,550
- ASE Student Certifications Exams: $30
|General Core Curriculum (11 hours)||11|
|COLL 1040College Foundations (Institutional Credit Only)
(Prerequisite: None) This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/technical program of study. Topics include: Computer Applications/Technology Skills, Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communication Skills, and Career Exploration.
|EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations/Professional Development
(Prerequisite: Provisional admission) Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
|ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I
(Prerequisite: ENGL 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score AND READ 0097 OR Appropriate Placement Test Score) Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.
|MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics
(Prerequisites: MATH 0097 OR Appropriate arithmetic placement test score.) Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.
|Occupational Curriculum (24 hours)||24|
|DIET 1000Intro to Diesel Technology, Tools, & Safety
(Prerequisites: None) This course introduces basic knowledge and skills the student must have to succeed in the Diesel Equipment Technology field. Topics include an overview of diesel powered vehicles, diesel technology safety skills, basic tools and equipment, reference materials, measuring instruments, shop operation, mechanical fasteners, welding safety, and basic welding skills. Classroom and lab experiences on safety, precision measuring, and basic shop practices are highly emphasized. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of personal protection equipment and consumable supplies.
|DIET 1010Diesel Electrical & Electronic Systems
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces students to electrical and electronic systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: general electrical system diagnosis, battery diagnosis and repair, starting system diagnosis and repair, charging system diagnosis and repair, lighting system diagnosis and repair, gauges and warning devices, and an introduction and familiarization with electrical and electronic systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.
|DIET 1020Preventive Maintenance
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces preventive maintenance procedures pertaining to medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: engine systems; cab and hood; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical and electronics; frame and chassis. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluid, cleaner, and hardware.
|DIET 1030Diesel Engines
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces diesel engines used in medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, cylinder head and valve train, engine block, engine lubrication system, engine cooling, air induction, exhaust, fuel supply systems, electronic fuel management, and engine brakes. Using and interpreting test and measuring equipment is highly emphasized. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluid, cleaner, and hardware.
|DIET 1040Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment HVAC Systems
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces systems used in medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Classroom instruction on HVAC theory and operation along with local, state, and federal regulations are strongly emphasized. Topics include: HVAC safety, HVAC system theory and operation, A/C system component diagnosis and repair, HVAC system diagnosis and repair, HVAC operating systems and related controls, and refrigeration recovery, recycling, and handling procedures. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.
|Specialization Area - Choose One of the Following Specializations (12 hours)||12|
|Medium/Heavy Truck Specialization (12 hours)||12|
|DIET 2000Truck Steering & Suspension Systems
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces steering and suspension systems used on medium/heavy trucks. Classroom instruction on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is strongly emphasized. Topics include: hydraulic assist steering systems; suspension systems; wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment, and repair; wheels and tires; and frame and coupling devices. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of supplies.
|DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces air and hydraulic brake systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Classroom theory on brake systems along Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is strongly emphasized. Topics include: introduction to hydraulic systems and safety; air brakes air supply and system service; air brakes mechanical service; parking brakes; hydraulic brake system and service; hydraulic brakes mechanical service; hydraulic brakes power assist units; anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC); and wheel bearings. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of supplies.
|DIET 2020Truck Drive Trains
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces drive train systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Topics include: clutches, transmissions, drive shafts and universal joints, and drive axles. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of gaskets and hydraulic fluids.
|Heavy Equipment Specification (12 hours)||12|
|DIET 2001Heavy Equipment Hydraulics
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces the student to basic hydraulic fundamentals, components, system servicing, symbols and schematics. The student will learn component operation and service techniques for maintaining a hydraulic system. The student will also learn to identify the ISO symbols used on hydraulic schematics and to trace the hydraulic schematics. Topics include: general system operation; basic hydraulic principles; hydraulic system components; hydraulic pumps, hydraulic control valves; load sensing pressure control systems; pilot operated hydraulic system operation; and hydraulic actuators. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.
|DIET 2011Off Road Drivelines
(Co-requisites: DIET 1000) This course introduces power trains used on heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, back-hoe loaders and skidders. Classroom and lab instruction on components and systems with use and interpreting testing and diagnosing equipment are highly emphasized. Topics include: power train theory and principles, clutches, manual transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, final drives, special drives, final drive failure analysis, torque converters, hydraulically shifted transmissions, electronic transmissions, hydrostatic transmissions, and transmission failure analysis. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of gaskets and hydraulic fluids.
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