Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanic

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South Campus

Gene Gablehouse
Instructor
253.680.7438

Mick McGuire
Instructor
253.680.7436

Mike Sartore
Instructor

Ray Shjerven
Instructor
253.680.7435

Bob Traufler
Career Advisor
253.680.7412

Location South Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

Diesel and Heavy Equipment MechanicStudents prepare for employment in the diesel and heavy equipment industry, diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding components of diesel-powered vehicles in an on-campus shop setting. Local industry training partnerships provide practical experience that enhances student instruction. Graduates may find employment as technicians in diesel and heavy duty apprenticeships, working with on/off highwaytrucks, construction equipment, hydraulics, material handling equipment, agricultural equipment, marine, and utilities.


Program Length:
Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 106 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDIT

DIESL 103 Introduction to Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 104 Diagnosis and Testing of Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 105 Introduction to Diesel Technology
DIESL 106 Engine Construction
DIESL 107 Engine Systems
DIESL 108 Engine Reassembly
DIESL 109 Fuel Systems
DIESL 110 Introduction to Air Brakes
DIESL 111 Introduction to Basic Electrical Systems
DIESL 112 Electrical Systems Application
DIESL 113 Electronic Engine Systems
DIESL 114 Mobile Air Conditioning Systems
DIESL 115 Introduction to Power Trains
DIESL 116 Manual Transmission Service
DIESL 117 Automated Manual Transmission Service
DIESL 118 Clutch Service
DIESL 119 Automatic Transmission Service
DIESL 120 Driveline Service
DIESL 121 Differentials/ Final Drive
DIESL 122 Wheel End Service
DIESL 201 Basic Vehicle Service
DIESL 203 Advanced Service Applications
DIESL 204 Employment Preparation
DIESL 205 Advanced Service Techniques *
WBAS 101 Welding Basics

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* This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.

Certificate of Competency: 45 Credits
Diesel Service Helper

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 103 Introduction to Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 104 Diagnosis and Testing of Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 105 Introduction to Diesel Technology
DIESL 106 Engine Construction
DIESL 107 Engine Systems
DIESL 108 Engine Reassembly
DIESL 109 Fuel Systems
DIESL 110 Introduction to Air Brakes
DIESL 111 Introduction to Basic Electrical Systems
DIESL 112 Electrical Systems Application

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Certificate of Training: 14 Credits
Electrical

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 111 Introduction to Basic Electrical Systems
DIESL 112 Electrical Systems Application
DIESL 113 Electronic Engine Systems
DIESL 114 Mobile Air Conditioning Systems

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Certificate of Training: 15 Credits 
Engines

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 105 Introduction to Diesel Technology
DIESL 106 Engine Construction
DIESL 107 Engine Systems
DIESL 108 Engine Reassembly
DIESL 109 Fuel Systems
DIESL 110 Introduction to Air Brakes

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Certificate of Training: 8 Credits
Hydraulics and Pneumatics

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 103 Introduction to Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 104 Diagnosis and Testing of Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 105 Introduction to Diesel Technology

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Certificate of Training: 6 Credits
Brake Systems

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 110 Introduction to Air Brakes
DIESL 111 Introduction to Basic Electrical Systems

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Certificate of Training: 21 Credits
Lube Technicians 

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 103 Introduction to Hydraulic Systems
DIESL 201 Basic Vehicle Service
DIESL 203 Advanced Service Applications

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Certificate of Training: 15 Credits
Power Trains

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

DIESL 105 Introduction to Diesel Technology
DIESL 115 Introduction to Power Trains
DIESL 116 Manual Transmission Service
DIESL 117 Automated Manual Transmission Service
DIESL 118 Clutch Service
DIESL 119 Automatic Transmission Service
DIESL 120 Driveline Service
DIESL 121 Differentials/ Final Drive
DIESL 122 Wheel End Service

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