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Diesel Technology Certificate Level 1, 2, and A.A.S. (47.0605)

Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

L Limbrick
Lucas Limbrick
Instructor
Email
(830) 758-5067
V Caballero
Victor Caballero
Instructor
Email
(830) 758-5075

Purpose

The purpose of the Diesel Technology program is to provide students with training in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing heavy-duty diesel powered equipment.  Coursework emphasizes diesel engines, hydraulics, electrical, air conditioning, and diesel fuel injection systems.  The goal of the program is for graduates to be employable as entry-level technicians in a service shop or dealership.  Typical diesel industry employers include truck and automobile dealerships, trucking, bus, and construction companies; and firms that rent or lease trucks.


Admission Requirement

Students are admitted to the Diesel Technology program through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).  Students who complete the required program courses must make a formal application for graduation (see Curricula section).

The Diesel Technology program carries three award options, a one-year Certificate, two-year Certificate, and an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.  Students pursuing the one-year Certificate are TSI exempt, however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the two-year Certificate and/or the A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.


Program of Study

Diesel Technology One-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I 4
DEMR 1405  Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 13491 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
Total 11
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 22

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Diesel Technology Two-Year Certificate add

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I 4
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 13491 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
Total 11

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 4
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 3
DEMR 1447 Power Train II 4
Total 11

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 2348 Failure Analysis 3
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 22811 Coop Education - Diesel Mechanics
Technology/Technician 2
DEMR 1330 Steering and Supervision I 3
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.
Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1100π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I 4
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1349 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 14

Summer Session

Course Number Title Credit
Elective Speech Communications 3
Elecitve  Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 4
DEMR 1447 Power Train II 4
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1330 Steering and Suspension I 3
DEMR 2348 Failure Analysis 3
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 22811 Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics
Technology/Technician 2
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1100 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1100/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 


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