Diploma Courses

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

Course # Course Name Description Credits
DSL 356 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. 6
DSL 366 Diesel Engines II Instruction in diagnosing problems and the nature of repairs needed. Information on preventative measures to eliminate failures. Prerequisite: DSL356 6
MAT772* Applied Math 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. 3
DSL546 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. 6
DSL605 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. 5
DSL145 Basic Electricity An introduction to basic electricity and electronic principles that apply to diesel powered equipment. Systems and components covered include starting, charging, lighting and accessories. 5
DSL733 Air Conditioning A course on basic air conditioning theory and design. Emphasis will be placed on various system controls and on service operations. 3
DSL830 Operation and Maintenance Instruction in the proper methods of maintaining all equipment. Safety will be emphasized. 5
Option Courses - Select one of the below
COM703* Communication Skills 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. 3
ENG105* Composition I 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 3
Total credits required to complete the diploma: 42

View required courses for the Diesel Emphasis AAS Degree.