Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Certificate and Associate of Applied Science

The Diesel Technology industry is a rapidly growing industry which is requiring a growing number of qualified technicians. The Diesel Technology student will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the repair of diesel engines, electrical and electronic control systems, hydraulic systems, air brakes, suspension, steering, and transmissions through a combination of lecture and lab work, to include troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures.

Clyde Syester, Service Manager, Rush Truck Center
Jesus Pena, Sales Department, Holt Cat
Rodrigo Martinez, Shop Foreman, Rush Truck Center
Ted Ackerman, Service Manager, Thermo King
Guadalupe Pena, Service Manager, Holt (Trucks)
Guadalupe Guajardo Jr., Service Manager, Holt Cat
Scott Freeman, Shop Foreman, HEB
Robert Alaniz, Service Director, Valley Truck Center
Richard Estevanes, PR/GM, MVT&T

Certificate

Associates Degree

Diesel Technology Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DEMR 1401 Diesel Shop Safety and Procedures 4
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 4
DEMR 1229 Preventative Maintenance 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DEMR 1442 Power Train Applications I 4
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 1416 Basic Hydraulics 4
DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Troubleshooting and Repair 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1230 Steering and Suspension I 2
DEMR 1303 Basic Driving Skills 3
Capstone: Successful completion of a departmental exit exam  
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours42 Credit Hours

Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
DEMR 1401 Diesel Shop Safety and Procedures 4
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 4
DEMR 1229 Preventative Maintenance 2
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
DEMR 1442 Power Train Applications I 4
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 1416 Basic Hydraulics 4
DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Troubleshooting and Repair 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1230 Steering and Suspension I 2
DEMR 1303 Basic Driving Skills 3
DEMR 1266 CAPSTONE: Practicum 2
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 1 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Identifies courses to fulfill minimum 15 credit hour General Education requirement