You can choose between three options in the Diesel Technology Program:
Below are the courses required for the Diesel Technology - Diploma. If you would like to find out when a course is offered, use our Search and Find tool under Courses and Programs on DMACC's main site.
Diesel Technology - Diploma Courses
||Diesel Engines I
||Instruction provided in the technical and non-technical aspects of diesel engines. This information will give the students the basic understanding needed to continue in the Diesel Mechanic program.
||Diesel Engines II
||Instruction in diagnosing problems and the nature of repairs needed. Information on preventative measures to eliminate failures. Prerequisite: DSL356
||A course in elementary mathematical skills for technicians. Topics covered include fundamental operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and signed numbers; percents; geometric figures and basic constructions; area and volume formulas; English/Metric systems; measurements; and the interpretation of graphs and charts.
||Power Trains I
||Class and lab activities in the design and operation of drive train components including clutches, manual transmissions, drive lines, rear axles, and wheel bearings.
||Hydraulics and Brakes
||The study of basic mobile hydraulics. Introduces principles, components, fluid systems and circuits of hydraulic systems. Vehicle braking includes study of hydraulic and air brake systems.
||An introduction to basic electricity and electronic principles that apply to diesel powered equipment. Systems and components covered include starting, charging, lighting and accessories.
||A course on basic air conditioning theory and design. Emphasis will be placed on various system controls and on service operations.
||Operation and Maintenance
||Instruction in the proper methods of maintaining all equipment. Safety will be emphasized.
|Option Courses - Select one of the below
||Reading, writing, speaking, and listening are studied as methods of exploring and evaluating technological advances in trades and industry. Adapting communication for different audiences, evaluating industry-related literature, and basic business writing are emphasized.
||Designed to help students read and write effectively. Exploration of the relationship of audience to writer and material. Emphasis on developing concrete detail to support main ideas. Prerequisite: Satisfactory writing skills
|Total credits required to complete the diploma:
View required courses for the Diesel Emphasis AAS Degree.