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Diesel Technology

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree Length: Four semesters & Two Summer Terms
Fall semester entry for full-time students


Interested in a career that keeps America moving? The Diesel Technology program is designed to teach the student repair and maintenance in the areas of trucks/trailers, construction equipment, and agriculture equipment. The Diesel Technology program has a rich history and a tradition of excellence. We train you on trucks/trailers, agriculture, and construction equipment that is “in-service” to make it “real.” The latest technology is incorporated into curriculum and training. Students work in modern shop areas using their own tools, supervised by instructors with real-life experiences in the diesel field.

The program instructs students in theory, industry standards, technical skills (lab work), safety, and required related skills. Equipment from brand names such as Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Case IH, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner, John Deere, Eaton, Meritor, Terex, Komatsu and others are studied.

The college has formed industry partnerships that offer student scholarships and sponsorship opportunities.

Where will I get a job?
Diesel technicians are employed by truck dealerships, truck fleets, owner/operators, construction contractors, farm implement dealers, heavy equipment dealerships and independent repair shops.

With the increasing demand in transporting materials and products, the need for qualified techs continues to rise. There is a high demand for well-trained techs. Placement is 100% in most years and most are employed before graduation. Students should have no problem pursuing a career in this industry.

How much $ will I make?
$15–$17.00 an hour as a beginning wage

What kind of classes will I take?
You will spend time in the classroom learning theory, work procedures, technical skills, and safety. We’ll take that theory and turn it into reality in our diesel labs. We train our students on the current technologies. You’ll enter the workforce familiar with Cummins, Cat, Detroit, Eaton, Spicer, Meritor, and others.

What’s unique about this program?
• Opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment and many various brands.
• Students can work independently on their own projects and will receive help as needed.
• Local industry also supports the program by donating components and equipment for students to work on.
• NCC’s Diesel Technology program is currently working toward AED accreditation. (Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation Affiliate)

Student Profile
• Enjoy and have deep interest in mechanical equipment
• Follow directions and work well with others
• Self-motivated and a positive work ethic
• Good math, communication skills, and ability to read and comprehend new information
• Basic computer skills
• Physical strength

First Year
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Fall Semester 


18

Course
Title Credits
DSL101
Diesel Shop Safety
1
DSL152
Heavy Duty Electrical Systems
6
DSL154
Introduction to Equipment Service
4
DSL324
Introduction to Diesel
4
Elective
Math* 3

Spring Semester


19

DSL636 Air Systems and Breaks
4
DSL157 Introduction to Diesel Electronics
4
DSL158
Hydraulics Fundamentals
4
AUT139
Basic Welding Theory and Applications
1
Elective
Communications*
3
Elective Humanities/Social Science*    
3

Summer Term 


7

DSL710 Heating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
4
DSL881 Diesel Internship I
3



Second Year ____________________________

Fall Semester 


18

Course
Title Credits
DSL159 Power Trains/Drive Lines & Suspensions
5
DSL810 Truck and Diesel Lab I
10
CSC110
Introduction to Computers 3

Spring Semester 


17

DSL811 Advanced Diesel Electonics
2
DSL812 Advanced Diesel Engines & Fuel Systems
2
DSL820 Truck and Diesel Lab II 10
Elective
Humanities/Social Science*
3

Summer Term


7

DSL813 Advanced Hydraulics
3
DSL824 Truck and Diesel Lab III
4

 *You may select any course with A or E suffix.
View course descriptions in the catalog.




 
Dennis Wallace
Instructor at NCC since: 1993
Email me at dwallace@nwicc.edu








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712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

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