Diesel Technology

Our Diesel Technology programs offer a unique, hands-on technology education recognized by industry leaders as one of the nation's leading diesel programs.  Our curriculum is relevant to students' lives and careers, valuable in terms of content and competencies and connected to the needs of industry.  It strives to provide an environment that fosters excellence in learning and one that nurtures discovery of knowledge for advancement, academic excellence in the classroom , and personal growth through collaboration and teamwork.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diesel Technology program is to provide students with the working knowledge, technological proficiency, and professional skills necessary to be successful in a variety of careers related to diesel technology. Our faculty instructors and cutting-edge Diesel Technology Center provide students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on and technology-driven educational experiences that reflect industry standards and expectations.

Learning Outcomes for Diesel Technology, BS

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to, in accordance with industry standards:

  • Apply advanced diagnostic and repair procedures for machine systems and components.

  • Apply advanced diagnostic and repair procedures for hydraulic systems.

  • Demonstrate effective shop operation and management practices.

  • Use computer-based resources to diagnose and repair on and off-highway equipment.

  • Use diagnostic devices to communicate with equipment and machine controllers.

  • Work within current industry safety guidelines and standards to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Use written communication to analyze and convey information in a clear, concise, and

    professional manner.

  • Use verbal communication and visual aids to convey information to an audience in an effective, professional manner.

  • Learning Outcomes for Diesel Technology, AAS

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to, in accordance with industry standards:

  • Apply basic diagnostic and repair procedures for machine systems and components.

  • Apply basic diagnostic and repair procedures for hydraulic systems.

  • Use computer-based resources to diagnose and repair on and off-highway equipment.

  • Use diagnostic devices to communicate with equipment and machine controllers.

  • Work within current industry safety guidelines and standards to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Use basic written communication to convey technical information in a clear, concise, and

    professional manner.

    Learning Outcomes for Diesel Technology, CAS

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to, in accordance with industry standards:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of diagnostic and repair procedures for machine systems and components.

  • Use computer-based resources to diagnose basic systems.

  • Use basic diagnostic devices to communicate with equipment and machine controllers.

  • Work within current industry safety guidelines and standards to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Use written communication to convey technical information in a clear, concise, and

    professional manner.

    Learning Outcomes for Diesel Technology, Minor

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to, in accordance with industry standards:

  • Apply basic diagnostic and repair procedures for machine systems and components.

  • Apply basic diagnostic and repair procedures for hydraulic systems.

  • Work within current industry safety guidelines and standards to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Use written communication to convey technical information in a clear, concise, and

    professional manner.

Bachelor of Science Diesel Technology

Learning Outcomes: The successful completion of assigned e-training on NAPAAutoTech.com and DATO HVAC. Successful completion and submission of electronic work-orders. Successful completion of Co-op objectives and electronic submission of required paperwork.

Required Courses

General Education Core 133
Required Courses
ATDI 134Electrical/Electronic Sys I6
ATDI 257Automatics4
ATDI 264Electrical/Electronic Sys II6
ATDI 265Heating and Air Conditioning4
ATDI 384AT/DI Elctrcl/Elctrn Sys III4
ATDI 400Shop Procedures3
DST 104Intro to Diesel Engines3
DST 114Intro to Diesel Engines Lab3
DST 115Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems5
DST 204Intro to Hydraulics Pneumatics2
DST 214Intro to Hydr Pneumatics Lab2
DST 216Heavy Duty Power Trains4
DST 219Heavy Duty Chassis4
DST 264Diesel Engine Diagnosis Repair3
DST 274Diag Diesel Engine Repair Lab3
DST 273Diesel Shop Practices4
DST 314Hydraulics and Pneumatics II4
DST 420Diesel Shop Management2
DST 434Current Model Year Technology3
DST 440Advanced Fuel Systems4
DST 450Diag Pwr Shifts and HD Atmtics4
DST 498Cooperative Education3
MCH 200Machining3
WLDG 110Welding Theory I2
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical2
WLDG 260Repair & Maintenance Welding3
Total minimum credits required for degree120

Associate of Applied Science Diesel Technology

WRIT 108Elementary Technical Writing 13
Select one of the following: 23
Technical Mathematics
College Algebra
Math for the Liberal Arts
COMX 111Intro to Public Speaking 33
or COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc
Required Courses
ATDI 134Electrical/Electronic Sys I6
ATDI 257Automatics4
ATDI 264Electrical/Electronic Sys II6
ATDI 265Heating and Air Conditioning4
DST 104Intro to Diesel Engines3
DST 114Intro to Diesel Engines Lab3
DST 115Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems5
DST 204Intro to Hydraulics Pneumatics2
DST 214Intro to Hydr Pneumatics Lab2
DST 216Heavy Duty Power Trains4
DST 219Heavy Duty Chassis4
DST 264Diesel Engine Diagnosis Repair3
DST 274Diag Diesel Engine Repair Lab3
DST 273Diesel Shop Practices4
WLDG 110Welding Theory I2
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical2
Total minimum credits required for degree66

 Certificate of Applied Science Diesel Technology

First Year
FallCredits
ATDI 134Electrical/Electronic Sys I 6
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc 3
DST 104Intro to Diesel Engines 3
DST 114Intro to Diesel Engines Lab 3
DST 216Heavy Duty Power Trains 4
 Term Credits19
Spring
DST 219Heavy Duty Chassis 4
DST 115Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems 5
WLDG 110Welding Theory I 2
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical 2
WRIT 108Elementary Technical Writing 3
 Term Credits16
 Total Credits 35

Minor Diesel Technology

Required Courses
DST 104Intro to Diesel Engines3
DST 114Intro to Diesel Engines Lab3
DST 115Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems5
DST 204Intro to Hydraulics Pneumatics2
DST 214Intro to Hydr Pneumatics Lab2
Select ten (10) credits from the following:10
Hydraulics and Pneumatics II
Diesel Shop Management
Current Model Year Technology
Advanced Fuel Systems
Diag Pwr Shifts and HD Atmtics
Total minimum credits required for minor25