DIESEL AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS CERTIFICATE DEM 47.0605 (Certificate)
Program Description: Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics consist of a study of the principles of diesel engines as well as laboratory experiences with actual diesel equipment. While there is an emphasis on diesel engines, all other components of diesel and gasoline equipment are studied to the extent that an individual completing this program should require nothing but additional experience to be able to perform at the level expected of a diesel mechanic.
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, or demonstrated ability to benefit.
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.
* Important Note for students and advisors: High school graduates (including students with a GED) may substitute ORI 101 Orientation for ORT 111 Orientation and SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication for SPC 103 Oral Communication Skills. High school graduates in certificate programs may wish to pursue an associate degree or higher at a later time and should note that ORI 101 and SPH 106 are associate degree eligible transfer courses while ORT 111 and SPC 103 are not. High school graduates scoring into higher level mathematics or English classes on the ACCUPLACER assessment may substitute the higher level classes for MAH 101 Introductory Mathematics I and COM 100 Introductory Technical English I which are not transferrable courses.
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
DEM 105 Preventive Maintenance DEM 156 CDL License Test Preparation DPT 103 Introductory Computer Skills II
ORI 111 *Orientation
DEM 137 13
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2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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