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Diesel Equipment Mechanic

31-412-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 34 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Diesel technicians with advanced diagnostic and analytical expertise are in demand. Get the skills you need to repair and maintain electronic-controlled diesel engines, air conditioning systems, electronic-controlled air brake systems and drive lines. Because you’ll be working directly on FVTC’s fleet of 60 diesel powered tractors, you’ll have a unique opportunity for hands-on learning every day "in the shop" dealing with real-life customer and vehicle issues. This setting builds your technical expertise and helps you learn to use the complex equipment needed to diagnose and correct problems. You will have the skills to service any type of diesel-powered equipment.

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.

Occupational Specific (32 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Heavy Duty Diesel Steering & Suspension
10-412-103
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics of heavy duty steering & suspension systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Maintenance
10-412-104
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on heavy duty diesel engines used in over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Introduction to Diesel Technology
10-412-102
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Air & Hydraulic Brakes
10-412-107
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on air and hydraulic brake system used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel HVAC & Cab Systems
10-412-105
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Drivetrains
10-412-106
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical Systems
10-412-109
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on vehicle electrical system components used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Foundation Brakes
10-412-108
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on foundation brake systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.

Occupational Supportive (2 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Transportation Welding, Intro to
10-442-111
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.
Related Welding
10-442-120
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.

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