Diesel Technology, Associate in Applied Science
The AAS degree Diesel Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as medium/heavy truck repair technicians. Graduates will be qualified for positions requiring diagnosis and repair of the following truck systems: diesel engines, suspension and steering; brakes, electrical and electronics, preventive maintenance, drive train; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Graduates will be competent for entry-level positions in new vehicle dealerships, truck and bus leasing companies, street and highway departments, transit maintenance facilities, fleet carriers, and miscellaneous other vehicle-based operations.
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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
- diagnose, service, and repair truck engines.
- diagnose, service, and repair truck braking systems.
- diagnose, service, and repair truck steering and suspension systems.
- diagnose, service, and repair truck electrical and electronic systems.
- diagnose, service, and repair truck HVAC systems.
- perform truck preventive maintenance.
- diagnose, service, and repair truck drivetrains and axles.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3|
|MTH 108||Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)||3|
|BUS 104||Introduction to Business Administration||3|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)||3|
|PSI 101||Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)||3|
|XXX xxx||Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement||3|
|DIE 100||Introduction to Diesel Technology||3|
|DIE 101||Diesel Engine Operation and Repair||3|
|DIE 102||Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering||3|
|DIE 103||Medium/Heavy Truck Electricity||3|
|DIE 105||Diesel Fuel Systems||3|
|DIE 106||Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes||3|
|DIE 107||Medium/Heavy Truck Electronics||3|
|DIE 201||Preventive Maintenance Inspection||3|
|DIE 206||Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrains||3|
|DIE 203||Truck Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning||3|
|DIE 204||Service and Parts Management||3|
|DIE 202||Co-op Work Experience I-Diesel Technology||3|
|DIE 205||Co-op Work Experience II - Diesel Technology||3|
|ME 101||Welding Technology||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
|DIE 100||Introduction to Diesel Technology||3||MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency.||First 8 weeks|
|DIE 103||Medium/Heavy Truck Electricity||3||Reading Proficiency.||First 4 weeks|
|DIE 107||Medium/Heavy Truck Electronics||3||DIE 103 and Reading Proficiency.||Second 4 weeks|
|DIE 201||Preventive Maintenance Inspection||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||Third 4 weeks|
|DIE 102||Medium/Heavy Truck Suspension and Steering||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||Fourth 4 weeks|
|DIE 106||Medium/Heavy Truck Brakes||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||First 4 weeks; Apply for CS|
|DIE 101||Diesel Engine Operation and Repair||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||Second 4 weeks|
|DIE 105||Diesel Fuel Systems||3||DIE 100, DIE 101, DIE 107, and Reading Proficiency.||Third 4 weeks|
|DIE 203||Truck Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||Fourth 4 weeks|
|ME 101||Welding Technology||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|DIE 202||Co-op Work Experience I-Diesel Technology||3||DIE 102, DIE 106, DIE 107, and Reading Proficiency.||First 4 weeks|
|DIE 205||Co-op Work Experience II - Diesel Technology||3||Reading Proficiency.||Second 4 weeks|
|DIE 206||Medium/Heavy Truck Drivetrains||3||DIE 100 and Reading Proficiency.||First 4 weeks|
|DIE 204||Service and Parts Management||3||Reading Proficiency.||Second 4 weeks|
|MTH 108||Elementary Applied Mathematics (or higher)||3||MTH 020 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)||3||Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.|
|ENG 101||College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)||3||ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.||Apply for graduation|
|BUS 104||Introduction to Business Administration||3||Reading Proficiency.|
|PSI 101||Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110)||3||MTH 030 or higher with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.
*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice. Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.