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Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

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Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences
Oak Creek Campus
Program Code: 31-412-3

 
For Information:
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500

Overview — This one-year program is structured to meet the needs of the personnel involved in servicing equipment powered by gas or diesel engines, such as stationary engines, construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis in the heavy truck field. When employment opportunities arise, and with the employer’s and instructor’s consent, portions of this program may be taken off campus for co-op credit. To be successful in this program, it is important to be attentive and follow directions to ensure personal safety and avoid costly errors.

After admission to the program, each student will need a basic, hand tool set.

The program is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.


Career Outlook — In the transportation and construction equipment industries, truck and heavy equipment mechanics are strongly in demand for positions with the many dealerships, distributors, independents, fleets and companies employing heavy equipment.

Typical job titles of positions available to program graduates are diesel mechanic, truck mechanic, service technician and construction equipment mechanic. Placement can also be found as engine test technician, engineering assistant, diesel technician and sales/service technician.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to demonstrate:

  • Preventive maintenance skills relative to checking, lubricating and making necessary adjustments and minor repairs to extend serviceability
  • Skill in working with specialized test equipment and machine tools
  • Accuracy in identifying component parts and assemblies to assist in proper replacement
  • Sufficient skills in troubleshooting and repairing engines, drive components and electrical components
  • Organized work habits, neatness and safety consciousness


Preparation for Admission — The following is required for admission to the program:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

A high school diploma or GED is recommended. 

 

Possible Careers:
Diesel Mechanic
Truck Mechanic
Service Technician

Related Programs:
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Automotive Technology
Aviation Technician

Start Dates: August/January

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

EIGHT-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 

DIESEL-301

Diesel Fuel Systems ‡

2

 

 

DIESEL-307

Electrical/Electronics Shop ‡

5

 

 

SOCSCI-330

Applied Economics and Human Relations
(16 weeks)

1

 

 

DIESEL-319

Driveline Components ‡

5

 

 

DIESEL-345

Preventive Maintenance ‡

2

 

 

DIESEL-306

Engine Construction and Installation ‡

5

 

 

DIESEL-338

Emission Control Systems ‡

2

 

 

ENG-345

Communications 1 (16 weeks)

     1     

 

 

WELD-305

Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Welding (16 weeks)

1

 

 

DIESEL-333

Heavy Truck HVAC Systems ‡

2

 

 

DIESEL-341

Front-End, Brake and Suspension Systems ‡

5

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 31

 

 

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.