SLCC General Catalog

Diesel Systems Technology CC

Certificate of Completion
33 credits minimum

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Program Description

The one year Certificate of Completion is designed to train students in diesel systems technology. Technicians in this field repair and maintain diesel equipment, such as trucks, buses, construction and mining equipment. This includes bulldozers, earth movers, cranes and other diesel-power equipment.

Most diesel technicians are required to buy their own hand tools. Beginning students accumulate more tools as they gain experience. Several manufactures’ offer students discounts.  They also may use testing equipment like dynamometers-which measure engine power.  Computer based diagnostic equipment of diagnose engines, transmissions, and other vehicle based systems.

Career Opportunities

Jobs and employment opportunities are numerous and provide an excellent wage usually with good benefits. Graduates find many opportunities for employment as technicians in companies that maintain and repair both on- and off-highway equipment.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who complete the Diesel Systems Technology Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Systems Technology, or an Entrepreneurship Emphasis, or Associate of Science Transfer Emphasis. Upon completion of the AAS or AS options students may transfer to UVU to complete their BS in the Technology Management Program or in Integrated Studies.  Contact the University Center for current information.

Program Entry Requirements

A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination.  Students may start this program Summer, Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester:www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees

Tools and Supplies: $4,500

Books and Computer-assisted instruction per semester:  $450

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

IND 1120

Math for Industry (QS)

3

F

Prereq: MATH 0900 w/C grade or better.

OR

MATH 1010

 

Intermediate Algebra (QS)

4

A

Prereq: RDG 0900; and within the last year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score.

OR

Any MATH course numbered higher than MATH 1010

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1020

Public Speaking

3

A

OR

Any Approved CM Class

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LE 1220

Human Relations

3

A

OR

Any Approved HR Class

NOTE:  Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to the AAS or AS degrees.  Additional requirements include English Composition and courses in the Gen Ed Distribution Areas.  For course selection, see the School of Technical Specialties Academic Advisor.

Required Courses: (24 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

DST 1010

Intro & Orientation

1

A

 

DST 1045

Basic Diesel

4

F

 

DST 1065

Basic Engine Perf

4

F

 

DST 1145

PM Brakes

4

F

 

DST 1165

PM Electrical

4

Sp

 

DST 1245

Drivetrains Fluid Drvs

4

Sp

 

DST 1265

Drivetrains Gear Drvs

4

Sp

 

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

DST 1010

1

HR

2-3 

DST 1045

4

DST 1045

4

DST 1065

4

DST 1065

4

DST 1145

4

DST 1145

4

IND 1120

3

CM

3

Total

16

Total

17-18

 

Advising Notes

Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

SkillsUSA

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information, please visit the SLCC SkillsUSA webpage or the SkillsUSA Utah Chapter website.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy
  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills in Diesel engine service and repair

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for hydraulic systems and servicing procedures

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for brake systems, testing and maintenance

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for electrical and electronics areas of Diesel Systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for heavy-duty drive trains

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

  • Students will obtain entry level employment skills for advanced engine performance

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Department Contact Info

Technical Specialties Division

Meadowbrook Campus
Building B Room # B116

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-5844

www.slcc.edu/diesel

Academic Advisor
Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Assistant Professor
Mark Kranendonk

Instructor
Bill Kleman