School of Applied Technology

Diesel Service Technician (KHDM)

Certificate of Proficiency - Starting March 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..

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: $1,564.50
  • Student Fees: $111.75
  • Lab Fees: $TBD
  • Books/Supplies: $TBD

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: contact advisor
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA (pending)

Requirements

TABE Test Required (Basic Skills Assessment):

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Available Class Schedule

Meadowbrook Campus

250 West 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107

TBD

Required Courses: (745 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KAOS 0170

Computer Concepts

30

A

 

KHVT 0100

Safety and Basic Shop Skills

30

A

 

KHVT 0110

Basic Diesel

110

A

KHVT 0100 Safety and Basic Shop Skills

KHVT 0120

Basic Engine Performance

90

A

KHVT 0110 Basic Diesel

KHVT 0130

PM Brakes

90

A

KHVT 0120 Basic Engine Performance

KHVT 0140

PM Chassis

90

A

KHVT 0130 PM Brakes

KHVT 0150

Drivetrains and Fluid Drives

110

A

KHVT 0140 P M Chassis

KHVT 0160

Drivetrains Gear Drives

90

A

KHVT 0150 Drivetrains and Fluid Drives

KHVT 0170

H.D Electric Circuits

90

A

KHVT 0160 Drivetrains Gear Drives

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

 


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, 2, 3, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

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

1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Students will obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions

1, 4, 6

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

1, 4, 6

Students will obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems 1, 4, 6
Students will obtain entry level employment skills for advanced engine performance 1, 3, 4, 6
Department Contact Info

Meadowbrook Campus

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Lynda Gray
801-957-5127

Program Faculty

Instructor
TBD