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Diesel Equipment Technician with CDL New

32-412-5 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 59 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Times of Day: Day, 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 technical diploma, 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 the commercial driver’s license (CDL) will provide you skills required for test-driving heavy-duty trucks. Your first step in this program is to apply to the Diesel Equipment Mechanic technical diploma. From there, credits can be transferred into this program once requirements are met.

COURSE LIST

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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 (59 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Introduction to Diesel Technology
    10-412-102
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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 OR active in Diesel Tech Asst CERT; Coreq: Diesel Uniforms 94412002
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Steering & Suspension
    10-412-103
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Maintenance
    10-412-104
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • Heavy Duty Diesel HVAC & Cab Systems
    10-412-105
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Drivetrains
    10-412-106
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Air & Hydraulic Brakes
    10-412-107
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • 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.

  • Heavy Duty Diesel Foundation Brakes
    10-412-108
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181)
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical Systems
    10-412-109
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • 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.

    Prereq: Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Introduction to Diesel Technology 10412102 OR Intro to Diesel Co-op (10412180 AND 10412181); Diesel Electrical Kit 94412003
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Capstone
    10-412-124
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10412124
    • Credits: 1.00

    Perform preventive maintenance inspections, service, and repair of commercial motor vehicles. Students will also complete Department of Transportation annual inspections.

    Coreq: All HD courses in first three terms 10412103, 104120104, 10412105, 10412106, 10412107, 10412108, 10412109 OR equivalent Co-op courses
  • 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 OR equivalent Co-op courses
  • 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 OR equivalent Co-op courses
  • Commercial Driver's License-Theory
    30-458-301
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 30458301
    • Credits: 2.00

    Covers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) information, basic operation, vehicle review, and operating guidelines for a Class A commercial combination motor vehicle. Additional topics include safe operating procedures and advanced operating practices.

    Prereq: Active in Truck Driving (30-458-1) OR CDL Straight Truck (20-458-2) OR Diesel Equip Tech w/ CDL (32-412-5) plan; Coreq: Truck Driving Books and Supplies 94458001 OR Straight Truck Books and Supplies 94458006
  • Class A CDL-Behind the Wheel Range
    30-458-302
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30458302
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers behind the wheel activities including the operation of a combination commercial motor vehicle. Driving exercises related to basic vehicle control skills and mastery of basic maneuvers, necessary to operate the vehicle safely, are conducted. Proper techniques of vehicle inspections, backing exercises, coupling and uncoupling of a Class A commercial combination motor vehicle, are developed.

    Prereq: Active in Truck Driving (30-458-1) OR Diesel Equip Tech w/ CDL (32-412-5) plan; Coreq: CDL-Theory 30458301
  • 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 OR equivalent Co-op courses
  • 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 OR equivalent Co-op courses
  • Class A CDL-Behind the Wheel Public Road
    30-458-303
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 30458303
    • Credits: 3.00

    Covers behind the wheel activities driving a Class A commercial combination vehicle in a variety of public roadway situations and conditions. Road driving prepares the student with the necessary skills required to earn a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).

    Prereq: Active in Truck Driving (30-458-1) OR Diesel Equip Tech w/ CDL (32-412-5) plan; Coreq: Class A CDL-Behind the Wheel Range 30458302
  • Commercial Driver's License-Theory 2
    30-458-304
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 30458304
    • Credits: 1.00

    Covers federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) information for a Class A commercial combination motor vehicle. Additional topics include professional operating procedures and specialty vehicle operations.

    Prereq: Active in Truck Driving (30-458-1) OR Diesel Equip Tech w/ CDL (32-412-5) plan; Coreq: Class A CDL-Behind the Wheel Public 30458303
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