Diesel Technology

More than just turning a wrench

Diesel Technology prepares students to enter various segments of the diesel repair industry as an entry-level technician. This includes, but is not limited to agricultural, industrial equipment and the heavy-duty diesel truck repair industry. This program provides comprehensive training in maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of related electrical/electronic systems, mobile hydraulic systems, manual and hydraulic drive trains, brakes, air systems, diesel engines, general maintenance, alignment and undercarriages, HVAC, and transport refrigeration systems as used in equipment common to the diesel repair industry.After graduating, you will be well prepared for a career as a diesel technician.

You will receive hands on training with state of the art equipment in a facility designed for comprehensive training in:Get Ahead LogoNC3 Logo

  • Maintenance
  • Diagnosis and repair of related electrical/electronic systems
  • Mobile hydraulic systems
  • Manual and hydraulic drive trains
  • Brakes
  • Air systems
  • Diesel engines
  • Alignment and undercarriages
  • HVAC, and transport refrigeration systems
  • Welding fundamentals

You will become certified in Snap-On software systems and tools. Incorporated into your course of study are the Cummins Virtual College Training system as well as the Daimler Trucks North America Get Ahead program.

Gainful Employment Information

Diesel Technology C.A.S. Required Courses First Semester (17 Credits)

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 105 Inds Safety for Diesel
DST 110 Diesel Electrical I
DST 111 Diesel Electrical II
DST 142 Hydraulics
M 111T Technical Math
WLDG 101 Welding Fund for Diesel
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 145 Diesel Engine Repair
DST 240 HD Manual Drive Trains
DST 245 HD Hydraulic Drive Trains
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace
WRIT 121T Intro to Tech Writing

Diesel Technology A.A.S. Required Courses

First Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 105 Inds Safety for Diesel
DST 110 Diesel Electrical I
DST 111 Diesel Electrical II
DST 142 Hydraulics
M 111T Technical Math
WLDG 101 Welding Fund for Diesel
Second Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 145 Diesel Engine Repair
DST 240 HD Manual Drive Trains
DST 245 HD Hydraulic Drive Trains
WRIT 121T Intro to Tech Writing
Third Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 200 Diesel Engine Performance
DST 210 Diesel Maintenance Practices
DST 255 HD Brakes and Undercarriage
Fourth Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 130 Heating and Air Conditioning
DST 211 Electronic Systems
DST 265 Applied Lab Experience
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace

Diesel Technology Tool Set

$3,000 – $4,000 (Approximately)
  1. Roll Cabinet Tool Box, 7 drawer minimum
  2. Stiff Bladed Putty Knife
  3. 1/2 Drive Breaker bar
  4. 10” Slip Joint Pliers [water pump]
  5. 1/4 Drive Metric Sockets, Shallow 4mm to 15 mm; 13 pc.
  6. Battery Service Pliers
  7. 3/8 Metric Sockets, Deep and Shallow 8 mm to 19 mm
  8. Side Post Battery Wrench and Wire Brush
  9. 1/2 Drive Standard Sockets, Shallow 1/2 to 1-1/8
  10. Top Post Battery Brush
  11. 1/4 Drive Standard Sockets, Deep and Shallow; 3/16 to 9/16 20 pc.
  12. Reversible Snap Ring Pliers
  13. 3/8 Standard Sockets, Deep and Shallow 1/4 to 7/8 22 pc.
  14. 10” Vise Grip Type Pliers
  15. 5/8 and 13/16 Spark Plug Sockets
  16. Wire Stripper Cutters 10-20 ga. wire
  17. Torx Sockets T8 to T55 11 pc. set
  18. 10 pc. Punch and Chisel set
  19. 1/2 Drive Ratchet
  20. 16 oz. Ball Peen Hammer
  21. 1/4 Drive Ratchet
  22. 16 oz. Dead Blow Soft Face Hammer
  23. 3/8 Flex Head Ratchet
  24. Hacksaw
  25. 3/8 Ratchet
  26. Wire Brush
  27. 1/2 Drive Extensions 5”, 11”
  28. Flashlight
  29. 1/4 Drive Extensions 2”, 4”, 6”
  30. 12’ Tape Measure
  31. 3/8 Drive Extensions 1”, 3”, 6”, 11”
  32. Circuit Tester
  33. 1/4 Drive Screwdriver Style Handle
  34. Radiator Hose Removal Tool
  1. 1/2 Drive Standard Impact Shallow; 3/8 to 1”
  2. 48oz Stubby Sledge Hammer
  3. 1/2 Drive Metric Impact Shallow; 10-24MM
  4. 20” Bearing Race Punch
  5. 1/2 Drive Air Impact
  6. Florescent Drop Light; 25 ft. minimum
  7. 3/8 Drive Torque Wrench; 5-75 ft. lbs.
  8. 24” Screwdriver Style Prybar
  9. Adapters 3/8” to 1/4”; 3/8” to 1/2”; 1/2” to 3/8”
  10. 4 pc. Seal Pick Set
  11. Universals 1/4”, 3/8”
  12. 16” Rolling Head [Heel] Bar
  13. Standard Wrenches 3/8” to 1”
  14. Inspection Mirror
  15. Metric Wrenches 10 mm to 19 mm
  16. Magnetic Retrieval Tool
  17. Standard Flare Nut Wrenches 1/4” to 13/16”
  18. Carbon Gasket Scraper
  19. Standard Allen Wrenches
  20. Ignition Gauge Set [Short Blade .010 through .035]
  21. Metric Allen Wrenches
  22. Feeler Gauge Set .0015 through .025
  23. 12” Adjustable Wrench
  24. Wire Gap Gauge .044 through .080
  25. 8 pc. Screwdriver Set
  26. Spark Plug Gap Gauge [Taper]
  27. Ratchet Type Screwdriver
  28. Safety Goggles
  29. 6” Needle Nose pliers
  30. Blow Gun
  31. 8” Needle Nose pliers
  32. 7” Side Cutters
  33. 7” Conventional Pliers [common]
  34. 2 Uniform Shirts
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