Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate in Applied Science
This program provides students with an understanding of diesel equipment systems with an emphasis on over-the-road trucks.
The Diesel Technology certificate is designed to prepare graduates with the necessary technical skills to become a diesel heavy equipment mechanic. The student will receive a well-rounded education including basic knowledge and mechanical theories with significant hands-on experience. Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to confidently execute the well-acclaimed ASE certifications.
Acceptable placement test score(s); high school diploma or GED required (or department head approval)
Type of Program
Day or evening
ASE Automotive Service Excellence Technician (subject to passing exam)
Truck repair shops, fleet service, heavy equipment repair centers
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 107||Diesel Equipment, Service & Diagnosis||3|
|DHM 173||Electrical Systems I||3|
|DHM 255||Air Brake Systems||3|
|DHM 273||Electrical Systems II||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|DHM 101||Introduction to Diesel Engines||4|
|DHM 108||Diesel Engine Tune-Up||2|
|DHM 121||Introduction to Diagnostic Testing||2|
|DHM 125||Diesel Fuel Systems||3|
|DHM 265||Hydraulic Systems||3|
|Total Semester Hours||14|
|DHM 251||Suspension and Steering||3|
|DHM 151||Drive Trains||4|
|DHM 232||Heating, Cooling, & Air Conditioning Systems||3|
|Total Semester Hours||10|
|Total Required Credit Hours||36|