2007-2008 Academic Catalog

Degree Programs

Diesel/Heavy Equipment

College of Rural and Community Development
Tanana Valley Campus
(907) 455-2809


Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 41 Credits

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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 form 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.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the certificate requirements (As part of the certificate requirements, the computation content is embedded in the major required courses for this program.)
  3. Major Requirements

    Complete the following:
    DSLT 121--Drive Axles--1 credits
    DSLT 122--Heavy Duty Drivelines--1 credits
    DSLT 123--Heavy Duty Braking Systems--2 credits
    DSLT 135--Internal Combustion Engines--5 credits
    DSLT 154--Diesel Fuel Injection--2 credits
    DSLT 201--Manual Transmissions and Differentials--4 credits
    DSLT 202--Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions--2 credits
    DSLT 253--Diesel Fuel Delivery Systems--5 credits
    DSLT 254--Advanced Engine Overhaul--4 credits
    DSLT 255--Final Drives, Tracked Vehicles--2 credits
    MECN 103--Starting and Charging Systems--1 credits
    MECN 210--Hydraulics--2 credits
    WMT 103--Welding I--3 credits
    WMT 105--Welding II--3 credits

  4. Minimum credits required--41 credits