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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, and HVAC 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 Logo NC3 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
  • 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.

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

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First Semester Courses
Course # Title
DST 108 Inds Practices
DST 112 Diesel Electrical Systems
DST 142 Hydraulics
HEO100 Commercial Truck Driver
M 111T Technical Math
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 108 Inds Practices
DST 112 Diesel Electrical Systems
DST 142 Hydraulics
HEO100 Commercial Truck Driver
M 111T Technical Math
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 295 Applied Field Works
COMX 106 Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace

Diesel Technology Tool Set

$3,000 – $4,000 (Approximately)
1 10” Slip Joint Pliers [water pump] 36 24” Screwdriver Style Prybar
2 12 pt Drive Metric Sockets, Shallow 4mm to 15 mm; 13 pc. 37 Adapters 3/8” to 1/4”; 3/8” to 1/2”; 1/2” to 3/8” 1/2” to 3/4”
3 Battery Service Pliers 38 4 pc. Seal Pick Set
4 12 pt Metric Sockets, Deep and Shallow 8 mm to 19 mm 39 Universals 1/4”, 3/8”
5 Side Post Battery Wrench and Wire Brush 40 16” Rolling Head [Heel] Bar
6 12 pt Drive Standard Sockets, Shallow 1/2 to 1-1/8 41 Standard Wrenches 3/8” to 1”
7 Top Post Battery Brush 42 Inspection Mirror
8 12 pt Drive Standard Sockets, Deep and Shallow; 3/16 to 9/16 20 pc. 43 Metric Wrenches 10 mm to 19 mm
9 Reversible Snap Ring Pliers 44 Magnetic Retrieval Tool
10 12 pt Standard Sockets, Deep and Shallow 1/4 to 7/8 22 pc 45 Standard Flare Nut Wrenches 1/4” to 13/16”
11 10” Vise Grip Type Pliers 46 Carbon Gasket Scraper
12 5/8 and 13/16 Spark Plug Sockets 47 Standard Allen Wrenches
13 Wire Stripper Cutters 10-20 ga. wire 48 Ignition Gauge Set [Short Blade .010 through .035]
14 Torx Sockets T8 to T55 11 pc. set 49 Standard & Metric Allen Sockets
15 10 pc. Punch and Chisel set 50 Feeler Gauge Set .0015 through .025 angle
16 1/2 Drive Ratchet 51 12” Adjustable Wrench
17 16 oz. Ball Peen Hammer 52 Wire Gap Gauge .044 through .080
18 1/4 Drive Ratchet 53 8 pc. Screwdriver Set
19 16 oz. Dead Blow Soft Face Hammer 54 Ratchet Type Screwdriver
20 3/8 Flex Head Ratchet 55 Safety Glasses
21 Hacksaw 56 6” Needle Nose pliers
22 3/8 Ratchet 57 Blow Gun
23 Wire Brush 58 8” Needle Nose pliers
24 1/2 Drive Extensions 5”, 11” 59 7” Side Cutters
25 Flashlight 60 7” Conventional Pliers [common]
26 1/4 Drive Extensions 2”, 4”, 6” 61 1/2 Deep Impact Sockets 12 pt
27 12’ Tape Measure 62 1/2 Torque Wrench
28 3/8 Drive Extensions 1”, 3”, 6”, 11” 63 Multimeter
29 1/4 Drive Screwdriver Style Handle 64 Brake Shoe Tool
30 Radiator Hose Removal Tool 65 Brake Slack Adjuster
31 1/2 Drive Standard Impact Shallow; 3/8 to 1” 12pt 66 1/4” torque wrench
32 20” Bearing Race Punch 67 Adjustable oil filter wrench
33 1/2 Drive Air Impact 68 2 Uniform Shirts
34 Florescent Drop Light; 25 ft. minimum
35 3/8 Drive Torque Wrench; 5-75 ft. lbs.
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