Diesel Equipment Technician, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Diesel Equipment Technician AS Degree, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level employment for the following positions: technician for truck dealerships/repair shops, technician for truck fleet shops, technician for agricultural dealerships/repair shops, technician for industrial engine dealers, and technician for marine engine repair facilities. The student demonstrates skills to receive state and national certification in two areas: Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions Control by the state of California Air Resource Board (ARB); and Air Conditioning Certification by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diesel Equipment Technician AS Degree, 70 percent of the program students will demonstrate the necessary skills to receive state and national certification in two areas: Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Emissions Control by the state of California Air Resource Board (ARB); and Air Conditioning Certification by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 39 units

AGEGR 030C

Industrial Equipment:
Electrical and Electronic Systems

5

DIESL 091

Heavy Duty Brakes

3

DIESL 092

Heavy Duty Power Trains

3.5

DIESL 093

Heavy Duty Truck Components

3

DIESL 094

Diesel Engine Principles

3

DIESL 095

Diesel Engine Repair

4.5

DIESL 096

Diesel Engine Fuel and Tune-Up

3

DIESL 097

Diesel Air Conditioning

2

DIESL 098

Allison Transmission Service

2

DIESL 099

Computer Diagnosis and Troubleshooting

2

INDUS 035

Mobile Hydraulics

4

WELDING 010

Basic Welding for the Trades

4

Minimum Major Units Required: 39

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 63