Heavy Diesel Service Technician (HD31) Technical Certificate of Credit
(Embedded in Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma)
The Heavy Diesel Service Technician certificate program provides training in both theory, diagnosis, and repair of basic systems on diesel engines and diesel equipment. Program instruction includes shop safety, shop equipment, diesel engines and fuel systems, electrical and electronic systems, off road power trains, and heavy equipment hydraulics. Successful completion of this program will prepare the student for entering industry as an entry level diesel service technician.
Entrance date: Each semester
Program admission requirements:
Minimum Test Scores
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High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.
Credits required for graduation: 31
Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.
|Courses 31 credits|
|DIET 1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety
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.
|DIET 1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems
Corequisite: 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.
|DIET 1030Diesel Engines
Corequisite: DIET 1010
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, hydraulic pumps, engine cooling, air induction, exhaust, fuel supply systems, electronic fuel management, and engine brakes. Using and interpreting test and measuring equipment is highly emphasized.
|DIET 2001Heavy Equipment Hydraulics
Corequisite: 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 control valves; load sensing pressure control systems; pilot operated hydraulic system operation; and hydraulic actuators.
|DIET 2011Off Road Drivelines
Corequisites: DIET 1000, DIET 1010
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.
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|DIET 1040Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment HVAC Systems
Corequisite: DIET 1010
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.
|DIET 1050Diesel Equipment Technology Internship
Prerequisites: DIET 1000, DIET 1010, DIET 1030
This internship provides the student work experience in the occupational environment. Topics include: application of prerequisite knowledge and skills, problem solving, adaptability to job setting equipment and technology, and development of productivity and quality job performance through practice. The student's internship experience may be implemented through the use of written individualized training plans, written performance evaluations, and required integrative experiences at the internship site.
Chair/Instructor Diesel Equipment Technology
Freedom Hall, Room 116
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