Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Technical Certificate of Credit


Campus Locations: Swainsboro

The Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Certificate program provides training in the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for employment as a maintenance technician on semi-trucks, trailers, or other diesel equipment. The topics covered include diesel shop safety, tools and equipment, preventive maintenance procedures, truck brake systems, and truck drive trains.

The standard curriculum for the Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician is designed for the semester system and students may enter the program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in two (2) semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 23 semester credit hours.

Requirements

  • 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.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $2,410
  • Books/Supplies: $660
Curriculum Outline (23 hours)
Occupational Courses (23 hours) 23
DIET 1000

(Prerequisites: Provisional admission) 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.

3
DIET 1010

(Prerequisites: None) 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.

7
DIET 1020

(Prerequisites: None) 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.

5
DIET 2010

(Prerequisites: None) 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.

4
DIET 2020

(Prerequisites: None) This course introduces power train systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Topics include: introduction to power trains, clutches and flywheels, powertrain electronic systems, auto-shift mechanical transmissions, power take-offs, truck drive lines, differentials and final drives, torque converters, and automatic transmissions.

4
Faculty
Advisor

Diesel Equipment Technology Program Director/Instructor

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