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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

Diesel Service Technician (KDIS)

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.

Certificate of Proficiency: 745 Hours

OCCUPATIONS IN THIS AREA:

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

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

* The U.S. Education Department now requires institutions to provide Gainful Employment information to prospective students that provide consumer information on program costs, student debt and completion. The above Career & Program information will provide a comparison between similar programs at different institutions

CONTACT US

For more information about this program, please contact us at SATTS@slcc.edu or 801-957-4073

  • To contact an academic advisor, career advisor or faculty member, please see the appropriate tab on the left.

REQUIRED COURSES: (745 CLOCK HOURS)

Course
Title
Clock Hours
Semester
Prerequisite
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0100
Title Safety and Basic Shop Skills
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0110
Title Basic Diesel
Clock Hours 110
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0120
Title Basic Engine Performance
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0130
Title PM Brakes
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0140
Title PM Chassis
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0150
Title Drivetrains and Fluid Drives
Clock Hours 110
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0160
Title Drivetrains Gear Drives
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KHVT 0170
Title Heavy Duty Electrical Circuits
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Prerequisite
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A
Prerequisite

TUITION AND FEES

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,758.20
  • Student Fees: $111.75
  • Lab Fees: $168.00
  • Books/Supplies: $579.00

Total Estimated Cost: $2,656.95 (subject to change without notice)

AVAILABLE CLASS SCHEDULES

Westpointe Campus
1060 N. Flyer Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Mon-Fri 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

FINANCIAL AID

  • PELL
  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Benefits

REQUIREMENTS

TABE Test Required:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE

COURSE/PROGRAM DELIVERY MODEL

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.

OTHER

  • Ask your instructor about any required tools that you may need for this program.
  • If any College-owned equipment does not function properly, please report it immediately to the instructor.
  • Safety Glasses' must be worn in the lab class without exception.

All students must provide and maintain to industry standards three pair of coveralls to be worn in the lab class.

Salt Lake Community College cannot be held liable for personal tools lost or stolen. Please take the necessary precautions to secure your tools.