Diesel Equipment Technology

Diploma - 65 credits

About this program
The diesel equipment technician works in an exciting and rapidly changing industry. Students in this program receive the diagnostic and service training needed to be successful in their chosen field. Entering students should have good mechanical aptitude, good communication skills and the ability to comprehend service literature. The program prepares individuals to diagnose and repair all components, including diesel engines, transmissions, drive lines, differentials, hydraulic and air brake systems, electrical systems, electronically controlled fuel systems and transmissions. Students receive instruction in the use of a wide variety of tools and diagnostic testing equipment. Students are prepared for careers requiring them to inspect, diagnose, repair and maintain trucks, trailers, farming equipment, diesel and construction equipment, stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment. Instruction includes diagnosing, disassembling, repairing and adjusting systems and parts, vehicle service, air brake systems, brakes, starting and suspension systems, wheel alignment, fuel systems, differentials, electronic fuel control, clutch and transmissions, air conditioning and refrigeration. 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 they get hands-on training on such components as electrical, transmissions, air conditioning, brakes, fuel system hydraulics and engines. 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. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
59 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
65 Total

Diesel Equipment Technology - Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL1107 BIOL1107 - Environmental Science Issues 3
CPTR1100 CPTR1100 - Fund Computer Concepts 1
DSET1100 DSET1100 - Diesel Equipment Fundamentals 2
DSET1106 DSET1106 - Fuel Systems 2
DSET1110 DSET1110 - Power Train I 3
DSET1112 DSET1112 - Hydraulics I 4
DSET1114 DSET1114 - Vehicle Brakes 3
DSET1130 DSET1130 - Trans Elec/Start/Charge 4
DSET1132 DSET1132 - Introduction to Engine Theory 2
DSET1134 DSET1134 - Introduction to Engines 3
DSET1144 DSET1144 - Electrical Troubleshooting 3
DSET2204 DSET2204 - Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2206 DSET2206 - Electronic Controls 3
DSET2210 DSET2210 - Mobile Hydraulics 4
DSET2220 DSET2220 - Internship 3
DSET2238 DSET2238 - Transmissions & Drive Systems 4
DSET2242 DSET2242 - Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
TRNS1112 TRNS1112 - Heating Ventilation A/C 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
DSET2214 DSET2214 - Suspension and Alignment 3
DSET2218 DSET2218 - Advanced Fuels 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM1130 COMM1130 - Small Group Communication 3
COMM1140 COMM1140 - Interpersonal Communication 3
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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

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

1st Spring Term - 17 credits

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

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
BIOL1107 BIOL1107 - Environmental Science Issues 3
DSET2204 DSET2204 - Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems 3
DSET2242 DSET2242 - Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems 6

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
DSET2214 DSET2214 - Suspension and Alignment 3
DSET2218 DSET2218 - Advanced Fuels 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2nd Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
DSET2206 DSET2206 - Electronic Controls 3
DSET2210 DSET2210 - Mobile Hydraulics 4
DSET2220 DSET2220 - Internship 3
DSET2238 DSET2238 - Transmissions & Drive Systems 4