Diesel Truck Technology
The two-year Diesel Truck Technology Associates Degree 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.
Senior Testing Fees
In addition to tuition, Diesel Truck Technology students will have fees associated with their major reflected yearly per the Enrollment Agreement. These fees cover State and Federal Licensing Requirements. These are all mandatory to complete the program.
State inspection fees can be waived for those students who have achieved this credential and/or out-of-state students not needing such a credential.
Watch the video below to learn why Diesel Truck Technology might be right for you.
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:
- Communicate with managers, supervisors, or company owners in a professional and technical manner.
- 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.
- Diagnose and repair steering and suspension components
- Diagnose and repair drive line component issues
- Diagnose and repair HVAC components issues
Major Courses (42 Credits)
|VMR 151||Intro. to Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology||1|
|VMR 153||Brake Systems||2|
|VMR 154||Brake Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 155||Steering and Suspension Systems||2|
|VMR 156||Steering and Suspension Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 157||Introduction to Welding for Auto and Diesel||2|
|VMR 159||Electrical & Electronic Systems||2|
|VMR 160||Electrical & Electronic Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 251||HVAC Vehicle Systems||2|
|VMR 252||HVAC Vehicle Systems Lab||1|
|VMR 253||Certifications for Automotive and Diesel Students||1|
|DTT 285||Diesel Engine Overhaul||2|
|DTT 286||Diesel Engine Overhaul Lab||2|
|DTT 177||Diesel Fuel Injection Systems||2|
|DTT 178||Diesel Fuel Injection Systems Lab||1|
|DTT 179||Diesel Engine Performance and Tune-up Procedures||2|
|DTT 180||Diesel Engine Performance and Tune-up Procedures Lab||2|
|DTT 277||Manual Transmission Overhaul||2|
|DTT 278||Manual Transmission Overhaul Lab||1|
|DTT 279||Differentials and Drive Line||2|
|DTT 280||Differentials and Drive Line Lab||1|
|DTT 281||Automatic Transmission Diagnostics, Basic Hydraulics||2|
|DTT 282||Automatic Transmission Diagnostics, Basic Hydraulics Lab||1|
|DTT 283||Applied Diesel Truck Principles and Applications||2|
or INT 299
|Applied Diesel Truck Principles and Applications Lab
|IET 101||Introduction to Automotive and Diesel Electronics||2|
|Core Career Courses (22 Credits)|
|BUS 101||Introduction to Business||3|
|COM 212||Public Speaking||3|
|CPT 101||Microcomputer I||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 101||College Algebra I and Trigonometry||3|
|MAT 105||Math for Transportation Division|
|ART ###||Art Elective||3|
|SCI ###||Science Elective||3|
|SSS 101||Student Success Seminar||1|
|Minimum Credits to Graduate||64|
|This course prepares students with skills labeled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as those used in traditional or evolving green occupation.|
For course descriptions, please visit the Course Catalog.