DIESEL AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS DEM 47.0605 (Degree)
Program Description: The Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain diesel engines in vehicles such as automobiles, buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, and construction equipment as well as stationary diesel engines in electrical generators and related equipment. The Program also includes a natural gas component which will prepare technicians to perform maintenance of alternative fuel vehicles and perform conversion of standard vehicles to utilize alternative fuels.
Job Opportunities: Diesel mechanics may work for tractor dealers, trucking dealers, construction companies, private contractors, or manage their own business.
Admission Requirements: High School diploma or GED.
Program-level Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the Diesel Mechanics Associate in Applied Science Program:
1. Students will be able to perform preventative maintenance on medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. 2. Students will be able to diagnose common problems with medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. 3. Students will be able to repair common problems with medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Typical Student Load and Courses by Semester
Note: This is a sample course sequence. Courses scheduled each semester may vary according to student progress and the need for developmental classes.
AAS Degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Course Number/Course Name
DEM 111 Equipment Safety/Mechanical
DEM 104 Basic Engines
1 1 3 3 1
6 6 0 0 0
3 3 3 3 1
DEM 105 Preventive Maintenance DEM 156 CDL License Test Preparation CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications
ORI 101 Orientation
2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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