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Diesel Power Train (T3) Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 9
Term Effective: Fall 2018


The Diesel Power Train (T3) Skills Certificate trains students in theory, design, operation, troubleshoot and maintenance of heavy duty power train and prepares students to pass the T3 Drive Train Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications Exams.

Students who complete this certificate are prepared to enter the diesel trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in power train maintenance.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Inspect, evaluate and repair heavy duty drive train components, including clutches, transmissions, drive lines and rear axle assemblies using appropriate shop skills.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Diesel Power Train (T3) Certificate program are:

  • Complete 9 units from
    • Diesel Power Train (T3) Requirements

Diesel Power Train (T3) Requirements - complete 9.00 units
DET 179Diesel Equipment Foundation and Safety3.00
DET 184Mobile Hydraulic Systems3.00
DET 188Heavy-Duty Power Train Systems3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Previous Versions:

Diesel Power Train (T3) - effective Spring 2015
Diesel Power Train (T3) - effective Fall 2011

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


In order to receive this certificate, all courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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