Printed on 4/17/2021

Diesel Equipment Technology

10-412-1 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 65 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Skilled diesel technicians are in high demand. Get the skills you need for a great career in commercial motor vehicle maintenance, repair and advanced diagnostics. With this associate degree, you’ll receive in-depth theory and extensive hands-on training in heavy-duty diesel engine maintenance, air brake and hydraulic brake systems, drivetrains, steering and suspensions, and electrical systems. You’ll also gain skills in diesel engine rebuild and repair, engine systems, computer control systems and advanced drivetrain systems while you work on our fleet of over 75 diesel-powered over-the-road tractors and 55 trailers. The addition of math, communication, and social science courses provides you with a well-rounded education to help advance your career.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (50 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Steering & Suspension
    10-412-103
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412103
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics of heavy duty steering & suspension systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Maintenance
    10-412-104
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412104
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on heavy duty diesel engines used in over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Introduction to Diesel Technology
    10-412-102
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412102
    • Credits: 4.00

    Introduces the diesel shop environment, and emphasizes shop safety and general shop practices. Introduces over the road commercial motor vehicle preventative maintenance, and prepares students for success in the core diesel program classes.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Diesel Uniforms 94412002
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Air & Hydraulic Brakes
    10-412-107
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412107
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on air and hydraulic brake system used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Drivetrains
    10-412-106
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412106
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on drivetrains used in heavy duty over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students service clutches, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, and wheel ends used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Heavy Duty Diesel HVAC & Cab Systems
    10-412-105
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412105
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems used in heavy duty over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students learn to maintain and repair cab components used on over the road commercial motor vehicles, and prepare for the Federal EPA 609 certification test.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical Systems
    10-412-109
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412109
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on vehicle electrical system components used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101; Diesel Electrical Kit 94412003
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Foundation Brakes
    10-412-108
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412108
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on foundation brake systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

    Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR 10412101
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Computer Controls
    10-412-110
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412110
    • Credits: 4.00

    Introduces computer control systems used in over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students learn to diagnose and repair current computer control systems.

    Prereq: All HD courses in first three terms (10412103, 104120104, 10412105, 10412106, 10412107, 10412108, 10412109).
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Advanced Drivetrain
    10-412-116
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412116
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers diagnosing and repair of over the road commercial vehicle drivetrains. Students diagnose and repair manual, automated, and automatic transmissions.

    Prereq: All HD courses in first three terms (10412103, 104120104, 10412105, 10412106, 10412107, 10412108, 10412109).
  • Transportation Welding, Intro to
    10-442-111
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10442111
    • Credits: 1.00

    Focuses on welding and cutting safety, and develops skills in welding and cutting of metals used in the transportation trades. Methods of welding include gas metal arc welding (MIG) in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Methods of cutting include oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting of metals. Students will learn to set up and maintain welding equipment and weld and cut a variety of types and thicknesses of materials commonly used in the transportation trades.

    Coreq: PPE for Welding 94405002
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Systems
    10-412-123
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412123
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers diagnosing and repair of over the road commercial motor vehicle engine systems. Students perform engine diagnostics that relate to engine performance issues and/or customer complaints.

    Prereq: All HD courses in first three terms (10412103, 104120104, 10412105, 10412106, 10412107, 10412108, 10412109).
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Advanced Engine Repair
    10-412-120
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10412120
    • Credits: 4.00

    Covers major repair and diagnostics on heavy duty diesel engines found in modern commercial motor vehicles. Students disassemble, repair, assemble, and perform major diagnostics.

    Prereq: All HD courses in first three terms (10412103, 104120104, 10412105, 10412106, 10412107, 10412108, 10412109).
  • Related Welding
    10-442-120
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10442120
    • Credits: 1.00

    Prepares students with the common techniques and procedures for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding in a repair or machine shop environment. Topics include welding metal, cutting metal with plasma and oxy-fuel, and metal identification. Laboratory activities will provide the student with hands-on practice.

    General Studies (15 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Written Communication
    10-801-195
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Math w Business Apps
    10-804-123
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804123
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
    10-809-166
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809166
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
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