Diesel: Auto Equipment Technician

Applied Science & Technology Division
Upon successful completion of the Diesel Automotive Technology Certificate, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge, and training for entry-level employment for the following positions: technician for truck dealerships/repair shops, technician for truck fleet, technician for engine dealerships/repair shops, technician for truck transmission dealerships/ repair shops, technician for marine engine companies, technician for agricultural dealerships / repair shops, technician for automobile and light-duty truck dealerships/repair shops, technician for automobile and light-duty truck fleets. The student demonstrates skills for state or 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 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) National.

Total Units Required: 54-55
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
DIESL 41 Heavy Duty Brakes 3
DIESL 44 Diesel Engine Principles 3
DIESL 45 Diesel Engine Repair 4.5
AGEGR 30C Equipment Electrical & Electronics 5

Second Semester
DIESL 42 Heavy Duty Power Trains 3.5
DIESL 43 Heavy Duty Truck Components 3
DIESL 46 Diesel Engine Fuel and Tune-Up 3
DIESL 47 Diesel Air Conditioning 2
DIESL 49 Computer Diagnosis and Troubleshooting 2

Third Semester
INDUS 35 Mobile Hydraulics 4
INDUS 94 Industrial Mathematics 3
DIESL 48 Allison Transmission Service 2
MECH 10 Basic Welding for the Trades 4

Fourth Semester
(minimum of 12 units from the following)
AUTO 50 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 6
AUTO 53 Brakes, Suspension, and Steering 7
AUTO 55 Ignition Systems & Electronic Engine Controls 6
AUTO 57 Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical Systems 6