The Diesel Equipment Mechanic Technical Diploma is a 27 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 1 (10412101)

3.00

Analyzes the fundamentals of electricity and electrical safety. Explores Ohm’s Law, use of a digital multimeter, wiring and components as well as intro to wiring diagrams. Learners will begin to apply their knowledge on the battery and starting systems.

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HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION & STEERING (10412102)

3.00

Explores the operation, maintenance and overhaul of various heavy-duty steering and suspension systems. Wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of fastener torque and proper torque techniques.

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DIESEL BRAKE SYSTEMS 1 (10412103)

3.00

Focuses on the air brake system component operation and maintenance for trucks and tractor/trailers. Learners will learn to perform overhaul procedures for cam, wedge and disc air operated foundation brakes, as well as heavy-duty hydraulic brakes. Provides the opportunity for learners to test and troubleshoot the entire air and hydraulic brake systems. Introduces learners to ABS systems found in trucks.

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DIESEL PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE (10412104)

3.00

Focuses on the techniques for performing preventive maintenance and DOT criteria for performing annual inspections. Discusses the importance of vehicle maintenance and inspections. Covers record-keeping requirements and the opportunity to earn an annual inspection certificate upon successful completion of the test at the conclusion of the course.

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INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10442101)

1.00

Compares equipment and techniques used in the major arc welding and thermal cutting processes. Learners perform introductory level welds in the SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes. Learners also perform material preparation skills including shearing, grinding and thermal cutting.

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Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Youth Apprenticeship Certificate

COMMERCIAL LEARNERS PERMIT PREP (10458104)

1.00

TBD

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • Contact Student Records for more information

DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 2 (10412105)

3.00

Emphasizes schematic interpretation with applications towards diagnosis and repair. In depth lighting, gauge, battery, starting and charging systems and their diagnostic strategies will be examined. Through a lab setting, learners will implement meter usage and electrical testing.

DIESEL ENGINES 1 (10412106)

3.00

Explores diesel engine theory and operation. Provides the learner with a diesel engine component overview. Perform cylinder head disassembly and evaluation, as well as proper tune-up procedures and application of service tools.

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DIESEL DRIVE TRAIN 1 (10412108)

2.00

Focuses on the various components that comprise the heavy duty drive train of heavy duty trucks and tractors. Learners will learn to service and adjust heavy duty clutches. Learners will also learn overhaul procedures on axles and differentials, as well as service procedures for driveshaft components.

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DIESEL DRIVE TRAIN 2 (10412109)

2.00

Instructs learners on the fundamentals of heavy duty transmissions. Learners will learn to overhaul manual and automatic shifting heavy transmissions, how to troubleshoot and repair fully automatic and automatic shifting manual transmissions and how to read wiring schematics and test data-link communications.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

Have Questions?

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