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.
Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology career certificate, students have the opportunity to earn Skills Certificates.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) Skills Certificate trains students in theory, design, operation, troubleshoot and maintenance of heavy duty trucks and equipment and prepares students to pass the T8 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Preventative Maintenance Certifications Exam.
Students who complete this certificate are prepared to enter the diesel trade as an apprentice level technician specializing heavy duty truck and equipment maintenance.
- Perform maintenance inspections on trucks and agricultural construction equipment; and
- evaluate equipment condition and determine remedies using appropriate shop skills.