Diesel and Powertrain Servicing

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Program Information

  • Location: Oak Creek Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: 31-412-3
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Diesel and Powertrain Servicing Diploma

DESCRIPTION

This program prepares you for servicing equipment powered by diesel or natural gas fueled engines, such as construction equipment and marine applications, with emphasis on the heavy truck field.

There is steady demand for truck and heavy equipment mechanics in the transportation and construction equipment industries.

This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Additional program details: To be successful in the program and on the job, it is important to be attentive and follow directions to ensure safe, accurate work.


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Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) DIESEL-301 Diesel Fuel Systems ‡ 2
(1) DIESEL-306 Engine Construction and Installation ‡ 5
(1) DIESEL-307 Electrical/Electronics Shop ‡ 5
(1) DIESEL-308 CNG for Heavy-Duty Applications 1
(1) DIESEL-338 Emission Control Systems ‡ 2
(2) DIESEL-319 Driveline Components ‡ 5
(2) DIESEL-333 Heavy Truck HVAC Systems ‡ 2
(2) DIESEL-341 Front-End, Brake and Suspension Systems ‡ 5
(2) DIESEL-345 Preventive Maintenance ‡ 2
(2) ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
(2) WELD-305 Fundamentals of Oxyfuel Welding 1
TOTAL CREDITS 32

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

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2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate preventive maintenance skills relative to checking, lubricating and making necessary adjustments and minor repairs
  • Apply skills in specialized test equipment and machine tools
  • Demonstrate accuracy in identifying component parts and assemblies
  • Apply skills in troubleshooting and repairing engines, drive components and electrical components

Career Outlook

In the transportation and construction equipment industries, there is steady demand for truck and heavy equipment mechanics 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.

Possible Careers

Diesel Mechanic
Truck Mechanic
Service Technician

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176; 703-669-6650www.aseeducationfoundation.org

QUESTIONS?

Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020