Diesel/Heavy Equipment

College of Rural and Community Development
Community and Technical College


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Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 36 credits

The diesel and heavy equipment mechanics program offers 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.

Certificate Program

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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
  4. Minimum credits required--36 credits

* Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.