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Diesel Truck Technology

Program Objective
The Diesel Truck Technology program prepares students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventive maintenance, and necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The course prepares students to take the voluntary mechanic certification test (ASE) in heavy-duty trucks. Graduates work as tune-up, brakes, transmission and refrigeration technicians; diesel truck repair and fleet maintenance technicians; service writing technicians; and sales and service representatives.

Career Opportunities
Typical employers of diesel truck technicians are truck, farm, and earth-moving equipment dealerships; trucking, power generation, and construction companies; truck service centers; engine repair/machine shops; truck equipment distributors; independent service garages; automotive parts manufacturers; sales representatives; and insurance companies.

Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Graduates will possess the appropriate skills and safety awareness that are needed for decision-making and critical thinking for entry into the Diesel Truck Technology field.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

  • Understand the use of proper safety equipment, for both themselves and shop practices.
  • Visualize situations to predict any concerns before attempting them.
  • Multitask and follow safety precautions while displaying well thought-out time management.

Goal 2: Graduates will understand the importance of professional behavior and life-long learning within the Diesel Truck Industry.

Student Learning Outcomes – Graduates will:

  1. Communicate with managers, supervisors, or company owners in a professional and technical manner.
  2. Seek opportunities for continued training after graduation and keep up with current technology.

Goal 3: Graduates will meet the needs of the Diesel Truck Technology field. Graduates will be provided the skills that will provide them the opportunities in various areas of the diesel profession.

Student Learning Outcomes – Students will:

  • Be able to troubleshoot heavy duty vehicle brake systems for safety concerns and faults.
  • Diagnose a diesel engine and repair a variety of different types of engines.

Diesel Instructor
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