Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma – DET4

Program Description:

The Diesel Equipment Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, marine systems, or emergency power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a Diesel Equipment Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level Diesel Equipment technicians.

Entrance date: Each semester

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER – Sentence Skills60COMPASS – Writing32
Reading Comp.55Reading 70
Arithmetic34Math26

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 48

Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma Curriculum Essential Courses

Basic Skills Courses 8 credits

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics

3

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I

3

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

Occupational Courses 40 credits

DIET 1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety

3

DIET 1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems

7

COLL 1020Albany Success Course

3

DIET 1030Diesel Engines

6

DIET 1040Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment HVAC Systems

3

DIET 1020Preventive Maintenance

5

AND

Completion of one of two Specializations:

Medium/Heavy Truck Specialization-8MT2 12 credits

DIET 2000Truck Steering and Suspension Systems

4

DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems

4

DIET 2020Truck Drivetrains

4

Heavy Equipment Specialization-8HE2 12 credits

DIET 2001Heavy Equipment Hydraulics

6

DIET 2011Off Road Drivelines

6