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Diesel Mechanics Technology

Certificate

PURPOSE: The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, welding, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, electrical circuits, power train maintenance, and fuel injection. The Diesel Mechanics Technology program will give graduates a practical background in basic diesel equipment technology principles. The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. The demand for trained diesel mechanic personnel and technicians is increasing.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Diesel Mechanics Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment in any of the following occupations: Diesel Equipment Repair, Diesel Truck Repair, Supervisor, Shop Foreman, Heavy Duty Repair, Purchasing Agent, Salesperson, Power Train Repair, Fuel Injection Repair, Diesel Engine Repair, and Automotive Diesel Repair.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the program head either before registering for their first semester or early in their first semester of study. Students will be required to furnish clear lens safety glasses, leather work footwear, and proper clothing for working in the lab.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/Gainful%20Employment/GE_Info_920.aspx to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS. 
CRE.

DSL 152

Diesel Power Trains, Chassis and Suspension

2

4

4

WEL 120

Fundamentals  of Welding

1

3

2

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

DSL 143

Diesel Truck  Electrical Systems

2

4

4

DSL 150

Mobile Hydraulics  and Pneumatics

2

2

3

ENG 111 or 
ENG 137

College Composition I  or Communication Processes

3

0

3

TOTAL

11

13

17

DSL 176

Transportation  Air Conditioning

1

2

2

DSL 126

Diesel Engine Reconditioning

3

6

6

DSL 131

Diesel Fuel Systems  and Tune-up

2

4

4

DSL 160

Air Brake Systems

2

2

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

TOTAL

11

14

18

DSL 1971

Cooperative Education or Approved Elective

0

15

3

TOTAL

0

15

3

Total Minimum Credits for Certificate in  Diesel Mechanics Technology  38

03.12.15

1 Approved electives include MEC 175 and other courses as approved by the program head.

 

Name Program Email Phone
Joey Hedrick Diesel Mechanics Tech C jhedrick@reynolds.edu 523-5951
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