College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 36 credits
The diesel and heavy equipment mechanics program offers the student training in the maintenance and repair of trucks, buses and heavy equipment. This one-year certificate program emphasizes hands-on training and in-class experience as students perform preventive maintenance inspections, determine causes of equipment problems and make necessary repairs and adjustments from tune-ups to complete engine and equipment overhauls. Students work on large truck fuel, electrical and air systems, diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, crawler tractor undercarriages, steering and final drives. A student may request credit by examination for any DSLT or MECN class. See department coordinator for details.
- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the certificate requirements. (As part of the certificate requirements, the communication, human relations, and computation content is embedded in the major required courses for this program.)
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
DSLT F101--Safety Including Rigging and Lifting--1 credit
DSLT F103--Basic Equipment and Truck Operation--1 credit
DSLT F105--Preventive Maintenance--3 credits
DSLT F107--Basic Electrical Systems and Electrical Fuel Injection--3 credits
DSLT F110--Basic Industrial Fabrication--2 credits
DSLT F111--Diesel Emissions--2 credits
DSLT F123--Heavy Duty Braking Systems--3 credits
DSLT F154--Diesel Fuel Injection--3 credits
DSLT F201--Manual Transmissions and Differentials--3 credits
DSLT F202--Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions--2 credits
DSLT F210--Heavy Equipment Fabrication--2 credits
DSLT F254--Engine--5 credits
MECN F103--Starting and Charging Systems--3 credits
MECN F210--Hydraulics-- 3 credits
- Minimum credits required--36 credits
*Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.