Diesel Engine Performance Certificate in Applied Science
This program provides students with hands-on experience in overhaul procedures, timing adjustments, turbocharger matching, exhaust tuning diagnostics and on-board computer reprogramming experience necessary to succeed in today’s diesel engine performance field.
The Diesel Engine Performance certificate is designed to prepare graduates with the necessary technical skills to become a diesel heavy equipment mechanic. The student will specialize in overhaul procedures, timing adjustments, turbocharger matching, exhaust tuning diagnostics and on-board computer reprogramming. Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to confidently execute the well-acclaimed ASE certifications related to engine performance.
Acceptable placement test score(s); high school diploma or GED required (or department head approval)
Type of Program
Truck repair, fleet service, heavy equipment
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/diesel/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|DHM 125||Diesel Fuel Systems 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||3|
|DHM 101||Introduction to Diesel Engines 1||4|
|Total Semester Hours||4|
|DHM 105||Diesel Engines I||3|
|DHM 205||Diesel Engines II||3|
|DHM 216||Medium Diesel Engines||3|
|DHM 225||Electronic Fuel Systems||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|Total Required Credit Hours||19|
Prerequisite courses - students must complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better before advancing to the core courses for this certificate.