Diesel Mechanics Technology C
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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.

 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

DSL 143

Diesel Truck Electrical Systems

4

2

DSL 152

Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension

4

3

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

4

DSL 150

Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics

3

5

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

6

DSL 176

Transporation Air Conditioning

2

7

WEL 155

Ornamental Welding

2

8

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

9

DSL 126

Diesel Engine Reconditioning

6

10

DSL 131

Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-Up

4

11

DSL 160

Air Brake Systems

3

12

DSL 197

Cooperative Education

3

TOTAL

Diesel Mechanics Technology Certificate

38

 

3.09.20


Name Program Email Phone
Alan Crouch Diesel Mechanics Technology C Acrouch@reynolds.edu 804/523-5023
Louis Luchsinger Diesel Mechanics Technology C LLuchsinger@reynolds.edu 804/523-5454

 

Common Job Titles1: Bus Mechanic; Diesel Mechanic; Diesel Technician; Fleet Mechanic; General Repair Mechanic; Mechanic; Service Technician; Trailer Mechanic; Transit Mechanic; Truck Mechanic


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 1,347

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $40,800 - $58,500


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.