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Diesel Service Technician (KDIS)

Not Currently Accepting New Students Until Further Notice

Certificate of Proficiency - Starting July 2015
745 Hours

This program 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.  Diesel technicians use testing equipment like dynamometers, which measure engine power. Computer based diagnostic equipment is also used to assist in diagnoses of engines, transmissions, and other vehicle based systems..

Further Educational Opportunities

The Diesel Service Technician Certificate of Proficiency is articulated with SLCC’s AAS Diesel Systems Technology degree program. Students who successfully complete the full certificate program may earn 29 credits towards the AAS degree. No credits will be awarded for partial completion of the certificate program.

Occupations in this Area

For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 49-3031.00 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,661.35
  • Student Fees: $111.75
  • Lab Fees: $168.00
  • Books/Supplies: $1,160.35

Students are not required to have their own tools for this program, but students can buy their own tools through various vendors for a substantial discount.  The cost of a basic set of tools for diesel mechanics can be as high as $3600.00.  Most employers require mechanics to have their own tools.  See your instructor for more information.

Total Estimated Cost: $3,141.45
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA (pending)

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 15 hours per week on coursework and will enroll in one course at a time according to the established sequence with tuition and fees assessed for each course individually.  Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

Requirements

TABE Test Required (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Other

Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.

Available Class Schedule

Meadowbrook Campus

250 West 3900 South 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

Monday - Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

1. Students will obtain entry level employment skills in Diesel engine service and repair

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

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

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

5. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions

1, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

7. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems

1, 4, 6

8. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for advanced engine performance

1, 3, 4, 6

Required Courses: (745 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semester

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

KHVT 0100

Safety and Basic Shop Skills

30

A

KHVT 0110

Basic Diesel

110

A

KHVT 0120

Basic Engine Performance

90

A

KHVT 0130

PM Brakes

90

A

KHVT 0140

PM Chassis

90

A

KHVT 0150

Drivetrains and Fluid Drives

110

A

KHVT 0160

Drivetrains Gear Drives

90

A

KHVT 0170

H.D. Elec. Circuits 

90

A

KWRK 0515

Job-seeking Skills

15

A


Advising Notes

A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination.

Additional Program Notes

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 see: http://www.skillsusa-utah.org.

Students are not required to have their own tools for this program, but students can buy their own tools through various vendors for a substantial discount.  The cost of a basic set of tools for diesel mechanics can be as high as $3600.00.  Most employers require mechanics to have their own tools.  See your instructor for more information.

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