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Diesel Technology

 

Program Overview

Department Chair

Beloit: Kris Jones



Locations

Beloit

Program Instructors

Roger Meier
Jonathan Ruthstrom

The Diesel Technology Program provides specialized training in engine overhaul, electrical systems, torque converters, power trains and diesel equipment testing. First year students learn the basics of large equipment diesel engines and gain practical application of classroom training. During the second year of study, students develop skills in electronic engine control and diagnostic evaluations. Internships with employers are available and, upon successful completion of the two-year program, students earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safety practices when working in a diesel engine shop.
  • Apply the theory of diesel technology to the service and repair of equipment.
  • Utilize mathematical reasoning and communication skills in relation to diesel mechanics profession.
  • Perform tasks necessary for an entry-level position in diesel mechanics profession.
  • Demonstrate ability to handle computers and hand-held diagnostic equipment, to make engine adjustments and diagnose problems.
  • Demonstrate competence in mobile air conditioning, diagnostics, and the service of A/C systems.
  • Proficiency in reading basic wiring diagrams and recognize electrical symbols.
  • Identify all Federal and State Standards in regard to OSHA and EPA regulations in a diesel shop.
  • Identify the various electronic controls of a Cat, Detroit, and Cummins engine.
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Post Graduate Jobs

Job Title Annual Salary
Shop Mechanic $32,000
Line Mechanic $32,000
Field Mechanic $32,000
Product Support Technician $32,000
Shop Service Technician $34,000
Partsmen $34,000
Service Dispatch Manager $34,000

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Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
First Semester
DT-101 Diesel Shop Equipment & Tool Safety 2
DT-102 Diesel Engines I 5
DT-103 Drive Trains 5
OSHA-110 OSHA Training 1
TOTAL
Second Semester
DT-104 Hydraulics 5
DT-105 Electrical/Electronic Systems 5
DT-106 Mobile HVAC 3
TOTAL
Third Semester
DT-201 Diesel Shop Management 2
DT-202 Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems 5
DT-203 Advanced Diesel Engines 5
DT-204 Diesel Engine Emission 1
TOTAL
Fourth Semester
DT-205 Brakes 3
DT-206 Suspension & Steering 3
DT-207 Alternative Fuels & Bio-Fuel 2
DT-208 Truck & Heavy Equipment RepairOR 6
DT-209 Internship 6
TOTAL
General Education Course Requirements
COM-103 English Composition I T▸ 3
COM-105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication T▸ 3
CIS-100 Computer Applications T▸ 3
MA-101 Business MathOR 3
MA-110 Intermediate AlgebraOR 3
MA-111 College Algebra T▸ 3
SS-100 General Psychology T▸ 3
TOTAL
PROGRAM TOTAL

T▸ - Course eligible for transfer to a state university.

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