Diesel Service Technology - A.A.S. Degree

Turn your passion into a career!

Our dedicated team of staff and faculty will help you from your application to graduation. Sussex provides a solid framework on which to build your college education for a successful future.

More Details

The Diesel Service Technology program gives the students an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge and to achieve a higher skill level in Diesel Service Technology than is offered in other one-year certificate programs. There is also a general education component integrated into the program to satisfy demands for appropriate workforce skills. Upon completing the A.A.S. degree program, students have the necessary skills to become employed as an entry-level Diesel Service Technicians.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ safety skills in an industrial maintenance facility setting.
  • Demonstrate professionalism with attitude, conduct and ethical work practices.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various Diesel systems.
  • Identify specifications related to the inspection, repair, and adjustment of Diesel systems.
  • Use various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
  • Apply basic electrical theory using wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose and repair Diesel electrical circuits.
  • Explain the operation of, and perform service on, automatic and manual transmissions, axles, and differentials.
  • Analyze defects of Diesel air conditioning and climate control systems and identify necessary preventative maintenance or corrective repairs.
  • Discuss the theory of alignment, braking, suspension and steering systems, problem diagnosis and correction of braking, suspension, steering, and alignment problems

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

Once you have been accepted, choose the correct path with, What Type of Student are you? This will give you the important Steps to follow from application to registration.

Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
MATH105 Technical Mathematics 3
DESL102 Diesel Engines 3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Option Elective*
3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core or
Program Option Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - First Year
ENGL125 Technical Writing & Communication I 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
DESL103 Diesel Drivetrain 3
DESL106 Electrical Systems 3
GNED000 General Education Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
15
Fall - Second Year
GHMN000
GSOC000
Humanities or
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement*
3
DESL104 Brake Systems 3
DESL107 Heating & Air Conditioning Systems 3
GNED000 General Education Elective* 3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core
Program Option Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
Spring - Second Year
DESL105 Steering and Suspension 3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core
Program Option Elective*
3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core
Program Option Elective*
3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core
Program Option Elective*
3
TSC000
DESL000
Technical Studies Core
Program Option Elective*
3
Total Semester Credits
15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
60

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.