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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Diesel Service Technology, Certificate

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The Diesel Service Technology program gives the students an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge and to achieve a higher skill level in Diesel Service Technology than is offered in other one-year certificate programs. There is also a general education component integrated into the program to satisfy demands for appropriate workforce skills.  Upon completing the Certificate in Diesel Technology, students have the necessary skills to become employed as an entry-level Diesel Service Technicians. 

Program Outcomes:

  1. Employ safety skills in an industrial maintenance facility setting.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism with attitude, conduct and ethical work practices.
  3. Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various Diesel systems.
  4. Identify specifications related to the inspection, repair, and adjustment of Diesel systems.
  5. Use various test equipment to diagnose and repair defects.
  6. Apply basic electrical theory using wiring diagrams and schematics to diagnose and repair Diesel electrical circuits.
  7. Explain the operation of, and perform service on, automatic and manual transmissions, axles, and differentials.
  8. Analyze defects of Diesel air conditioning and climate control systems and identify necessary preventative maintenance or corrective repairs.
  9. Discuss the theory of alignment, braking, suspension and steering systems, problem diagnosis and correction of braking, suspension, steering, and alignment problems.

First Year

Total Semester Hours: 15

Total Program Hours: 30

Elective Course (Recommended)

Choose from any AOTE course designation, WELD115 or WELD135.

  • Any AOTE course designation Credits: 3

Developmental Courses

Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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