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    ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN

    DIESEL TECHNOLOGY?
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
    Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
    Certificate of Specialization (CS)
  • Overview

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    Associate in Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology is a 65-credit-hour program that prepares graduates for positions repairing diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, preventive maintenance, drive train, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

    Certificate of Proficiency in Diesel Technology is a 45-credit-hour program for persons desiring positions repairing diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical systems, preventative maintenance, drive train, and heating and air-conditioning.

    Certificate of Specialization in Diesel Technology is an 18-credit-hour program that prepares students to become repair technicians. Graduates will be qualified for positions requiring diagnosis and repair of diesel engines, suspension and steering, brakes, and electrical and electronic systems.

    This program prepares students for careers as medium/heavy truck repair technicians. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in new vehicle dealerships, truck and bus leasing companies, street and highway departments and metropolitan transit facilities.

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is expected to increase at an average rate through the year 2014. The department also states that openings will result from employment growth and opportunities created from the need to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations.

  • Career Opportunities

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    Job Resources

    • For information on the job outlook in the diesel technology profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
    • To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
    • For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
    Gainful Employment Data (CP)
    Gainful Employment Data (CS)
  • Program Curriculum

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    Diesel Technology 65 Credits

    Associate in Applied Science Degree

    Program Total: 65 credits
    I. Career General Education 21 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics 3
    SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
    PSI:101 Physical Science Lecture I 3
    XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
    II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
    III. Area of Concentration 42 credits
    DIE:101 Diesel Engine Operation and Repair 3
    DIE:102 Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering 3
    DIE:103 Medium/Heavy Truck Electricity 3
    DIE:104 Electronic Information Systems and Manuals 3
    DIE:105 Diesel Fuel Systems 3
    DIE:106 Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes 3
    DIE:107 Medium/Heavy Truck Electronics 3
    DIE:201 Preventive Maintenance Inspection 3
    DIE:206 Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrains 3
    DIE:203 Truck Heating, Ventilation and
    Air Conditioning
    3
    DIE:204 Service and Parts Management 3
    DIE:202 Co-op Work Experience I-Diesel Technology 3
    DIE:205 Co-op Work Experience II-Diesel Technology 3
    ME:101 Welding Technology 3

    CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

    Program Total: 45 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I (or)
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics (or)
    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    DIE:101 Diesel Engine Operation and Repair 3
    DIE:102 Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering 3
    DIE:103 Medium/Heavy Truck Electricity 3
    DIE:104 Electronic Information Systems and Manuals 3
    DIE:105 Diesel Fuel Systems 3
    DIE:106 Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes 3
    DIE:107 Medium/Heavy Truck Electronics 3
    DIE:201 Preventive Maintenance Inspection 3
    DIE:202 Co-op Work Experience I-Diesel Technology 3
    DIE:203 Truck Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning 3
    DIE:204 Service and Parts Management 3
    DIE:205 Co-op Work Experience II-Diesel Technology 3
    DIE:206 Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrains 3
    ME:101 Welding Technology 3

    CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION

    Program Total: 18 credits
    ENG:101 College Composition I (or)
    MTH:108 Elementary Applied Mathematics (or)
    BUS:104 Introduction to Business Administration 3
    DIE:101 Diesel Engine Operation and Repair 3
    DIE:102 Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering 3
    DIE:103 Medium/Heavy Truck Electricity 3
    DIE:104 Electronic Information Systems and
    Manuals
    3
    DIE:206 Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrains 3
    Recommended Academic Plan (AAS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
    Recommended Academic Plan (CP) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
    Recommended Academic Plan (CS) Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.
  • Additional Information

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    1/4″ Drive Tools
    1 Ratchet
    1 6-13mm shallow sockets
    1 6-13mm deep sockets
    1 3″ Extension
    1 6″ Extension

    3/8″ Drive Tools
    1 Ratchet
    1 9-19mm shallow sockets
    1 9-19mm deep sockets
    1 3″ Extension
    1 6″ Extension
    1 12″ Extension

    1/2″ Drive Tools
    1 10-24mm shallow sockets
    1 10-24mm deep sockets
    1 5″ Extension
    1 10″ Extension
    1 10″ Ratchet
    1 18″ Breaker bar

    Miscellaneous Sockets
    Torx T-10 to T-50
    1 2-10mm Allen socket set
    1 5/8″ Spark plug socket
    1 13/16″ Spark plug socket
    Lug nut impact sockets – 3/4″, 13/16″, 19mm, or impact flip sockets

    Combination Wrenches
    1 6-24mm Combination wrnch set

    Flare Nut Wrenches
    1 1/4-13/16″ Standard flare wrench set
    1 9-21mm Flare wrench set

    Pliers
    1 5 1/2′ Standard
    1 6″ Diagonal cutter
    1 6″ Needle nose
    1 Slip joint
    1 10″ Vise grip

    Screwdrivers

    1 Eight piece screwdriver set

    Hammers
    1 2lb. Ball peen
    1 Soft face

    Chisels and Punches
    1 Punch and chisel set

    Pinch/Pry Bar
    1 16′ Pry bar

    Miscellaneous Tools
    1 Feeler gauge set
    1 Angle or wire feeler gauge set
    1 Gasket/carbon scraper
    1 Magnet – extending
    1 Steel brush
    1 Test light
    1 Inspection mirror
    1 Tape Measure
    1 Battery post brush
    1 Safety glasses with Z-87 certification*
    1 Tire gauge (100+ lbs.)
    1 Strap wrench
    1 Pick set
    1 Hacksaw
    1 Rubber Mallet
    1 Interior trim panel tool
    1 12″ Crescent wrench

    *Safety glasses must be approved. Prescription eye glasses must have impact resistant lenses and side shields.

    Tool Box
    1 Lockable bottom roll cabinet or lockable tool cart with drawers

     

    Location

    The Diesel Technology program is offered at our Forest Park campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.

     

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