Diesel Equipment Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 79 credits

About this program
The diesel equipment technician works in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. This program prepares individuals to diagnose and repair diesel engines, clutches and transmissions, starting and suspension systems, wheel alignment, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, drive lines, differentials, hydraulic and air brake systems, electrical systems, electronically controlled fuel systems and transmissions, and involves instruction in the use of a wide variety of tools and diagnostic testing equipment. Students are prepared for careers in the maintenance of trucks and trailers, farm equipment, construction equipment, stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and other related equipment. About two-thirds of the instruction time is spent in the diesel lab working on live work and training models. Students learn to diagnose problems and disassemble, recondition and replace faulty parts, and get hands-on training in all program areas. This program is an Association of Diesel Specialists TechSmart program participant.
Program outcomes
  1. Demonstrate professionalism and related soft skills.
  2. Apply theory of vehicle operating systems.
  3. Diagnose vehicle operating systems.
  4. Repair vehicle operating systems.
  5. Interpret service information.
  6. Exhibit safety practices and procedures.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
72 Required courses
7 Restricted electives in courses
79 Total

GENERAL OPTION

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1140 Supervised Occupational Experience I 7
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
DSET2210 Mobile Hydraulics 4
DSET2238 Transmissions & Drive Systems 4
DSET2240 Supervised Occupational Experience II 3
DSET2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
DSET1114 Vehicle Brakes 3
DSET1116 Fall Supervised Occupational Experience 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
75 Required courses
4 Restricted electives in courses
79 Total

CASE NEW HOLLAND sponsored

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DCNH1116 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) I 3
DCNH1118 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) II 7
DCNH2210 Mobile Hydraulics 4
DCNH2218 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) III 3
DCNH2238 Transmissions and Drive Systems 4
DCNH2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
75 Required courses
4 Restricted electives in courses
79 Total

TRUCK OPTION

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1114 Vehicle Brakes 3
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
DTRK1140 Supervised Occupational Experience 1 7
DTRK2214 Suspension and Alignment 3
DTRK2238 Transmissions and Drive Systems 4
DTRK2240 Supervised Occupational Experience II 4
DTRK2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 19 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
DSET1114 Vehicle Brakes 3
DSET1116 Fall Supervised Occupational Experience 3

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

2nd Summer Term - 7 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET1140 Supervised Occupational Experience I 7

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
DSET2210 Mobile Hydraulics 4
DSET2238 Transmissions & Drive Systems 4
DSET2240 Supervised Occupational Experience II 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 19 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DCNH1116 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) I 3
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

2nd Summer Term - 7 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DCNH1118 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) II 7

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DCNH2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DCNH2210 Mobile Hydraulics 4
DCNH2218 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) III 3
DCNH2238 Transmissions and Drive Systems 4
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1

PDF downloads:

1st Fall Term - 19 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
DSET1100 Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1101 Software Systems in Transportation 2
DSET1106 Fuel Systems 2
DSET1112 Hydraulics I 4
DSET1114 Vehicle Brakes 3
DSET1124 Diesel Shop Management 1
DSET1130 Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET1110 Power Train I 3
DSET1132 Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 Electrical Troubleshooting 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
TRNS1112 Heating Ventilation A/C 3

2nd Summer Term - 7 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DTRK1140 Supervised Occupational Experience 1 7

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET2204 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DTRK2214 Suspension and Alignment 3
DTRK2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 Interpersonal Communication 3

2nd Spring Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET2206 Electronic Controls 3
DTRK2238 Transmissions and Drive Systems 4
DTRK2240 Supervised Occupational Experience II 4
ECON1150 Essentials of Economics 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

1 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
HLTH1122 CPR-First Aid 1
PDEV1102 Contemporary Career Search 1