Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

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Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Diesel Power Equipment Technology is to offer training and practical experience to qualified applicants interested in pursuing careers in the field of Diesel Power Equipment Technology and to provide entry level technicians for the diesel power equipment industry.

Program Description

The Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. The content includes, but is not limited to, disassembling engines and replacing parts, fuel injection systems, oil and water pumps, electrical systems, steering and suspension systems, brake systems, drive train, and chassis. Instruction also includes the use of technical manuals, preventive maintenance procedures, and safe and efficient work practices.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Diesel Engine Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Drive Train Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Diesel Engine Technician Apprentice
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Brakes
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Steering and Suspension
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Diesel Powered Equipment Technology: Air Conditioning Technician


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Describe the theory of basic diesel powered equipment systems.
Engage in servicing and maintenance of all types of diesel powered equipment.
Select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment.
Diagnose malfunctions and repair engines; transmissions; drive trains; fuel systems; emission systems; electrical, air-conditioning, and brake systems.
Demonstrate safe, efficient work practices, and basic occupational and employability skills.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

 

Core Courses

 

 

 

 

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

DPET1120

SAFETY SKILLS AND INTRODUCTION TO DIESEL

1

2

3

105

 

 

 

 

4

120

DPET2220

AIR CONDITIONING

2

2

4

120

 

TCA – Air Conditioning Technician

 

 

8

240

DPET2140

FUNDAMENTALS OF STEERING

1

2

3

75

DPET2210

FUNAMENTALS OF SUSPENSION

1

2

3

75

TCA – Steering and Suspension

 

 

10

270

DPET2110

BASIC HYDRAULICS

1

1

2

60

DPET2130

BRAKES

1

3

4

150

TCA – Brakes

10

330

DPET1130

DIESEL ENGINE PARTS ID & OPERATING PRINCIPLES

2

2

4

120

DPET1140

ENGINES I

1

2

3

105

 

TCA – Diesel Engine Technician Apprentice

 

 

11

345

DPET1310

INTRODUCTION TO POWER TRAINS

1

1

2

60

DPET1320

TRANSMISSIONS

1

2

3

105

DPET1330

DIFFERENTIALS

1

2

3

75

 

TCA – Drive Train Technician

 

 

12

360

 

Diesel Engine Technician Apprentice Plus

 

 

 

 

DPET1141

ENGINES II

1

2

3

105

DPET1240

DIESEL ENGINE FUEL SYSTEMS

1

2

3

90

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

DPET1210

BASIC DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

2

2

4

120

DPET1220

ADVANCED DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

1

2

3

105

DPET1231

DIESEL ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS

1

1

2

60

DPET1150

GENERAL ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS

1

2

3

90

CTS – Diesel Engine Technician

 

 

31

960

DPET2240

DIESEL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

1

2

3

105

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

 

TD – Diesel Powered Equipment Technician

 

 

60

1815