Automotive Light Duty Diesel Engine Tech (ALD1)  Technical Certificate of Credit


Program Description:

The light duty diesel engine tech TCC program allows auto service students to pursue a short term training program to learn the basics of maintaining and servicing light duty diesel vehicles and trucks. There will also be an emphasis on electrical/electronic systems diagnosis as well as engine performance and emissions systems.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 28

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 28 credits
AUTT 1010

Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.

AUTT 1020
Corequisite: AUTT 1010

Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.

AUTT 1040
Corequisite: AUTT 1020

Introduces basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls and diagnosis, ignition system diagnosis and repair, fuel and air induction, exhaust systems, emission control systems diagnosis and repair, and other related engine service.

AUTT 2010

This course introduces the student to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines.  Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair; lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.

AUTT 2110
Prerequisite: AUTT 2010

This course allows students in the auto service tech programs to learn about the basic systems and service procedures on modern light duty diesel vehicles. Topics covered include diesel engine operating principles and diagnostics; diesel fuel induction systems; diesel air induction systems; diesel exhaust and emissions systems; and basic preventive maintenance procedures followed for these types of vehicles in most service shops.  

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Program Chair

Automotive Technology Chair/ Instructor
Freedom Hall, Room 117

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Instructor/Automotive Technology

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