Diesel Service Technology – A.A.S. Degree

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Program Information

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

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