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Diesel Equipment Mechanic Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Mathematics

COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE (CDL) PREP (10412107)

Credits: 2.00

Instructs learners on the laws, regulations and various certification levels of a CDL. Provides learners the ability to complete a "pre-trip" inspection as required for CDL endorsement testing. Learners will be instructed on the legal and situational components included in CDL written testing. After completion of this course, learners will have the ability to successfully complete the Department of Motor Vehicle administered CDL testing.

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Valid Class A Commercial Drivers License

DIESEL BRAKE SYSTEMS 1 (10412103)

Credits: 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, including ABS systems found in trucks.

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DIESEL DRIVE TRAIN 1 (10412108)

Credits: 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)

Credits: 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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DIESEL ENGINES 1 (10412106)

Credits: 3.00

Covers 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 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE (10412104)

Credits: 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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HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION & STEERING (10412102)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the operation, maintenance and overhaul of various heavy-duty steering and suspension systems. Wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair will be covered. Introduces learners to wheels and tires, as well as frame and coupling devices. Emphasizes the importance of fastener torque and proper torque techniques.

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INTRODUCTION TO WELDING (10442101)

Credits: 2.00

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

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is 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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

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.