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Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 7.5
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Term Effective: Fall 2020


Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology career certificate, students have the opportunity to earn Skills Certificates.

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Perform maintenance inspections on trucks and agricultural construction equipment; and
  2. evaluate equipment condition and determine remedies using appropriate shop skills.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) Certificate program are:

  • Complete 7.5 units from
    • Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) Requirements

Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) Requirements - complete 7.50 units
DET 179Diesel Equipment Foundation and Safety3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
DET 181Preventive Maintenance and Inspection3.00
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.50 units from the following:
CSKLS 373Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning3.50
IED 190Industrial Mathematics1.50

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2022

Previous Versions:

Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) - effective Fall 2018
Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) - effective Spring 2015
Diesel Preventative Maintenance (T8) - 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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