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DIESEL AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT (EVENING PROGRAM)

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Diesel and Heavy Equipment

To provide students with skills needed to diagnose problems, and provide service and maintenance-related procedures for the diesel and heavy equipment industry.

The Diesel and Heavy Equipment certificate program trains technicians to diagnose problems and to provide service and maintenance-related procedures to diesel and heavy equipment.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

  1. Does Not Require High School Diploma or GED (NOTE: Non-high school graduates or those who do not have a GED, must score 61 or better on the reading portion of the COMPASS test. )

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 105 Diesel Engines I 2 3 3
DHM 107 Diesel Equipment Service And Diagnosis 2 3 3
DHM 125 Diesel Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 151 Drive Trains 2 6 4
DHM 173 Electrical Systems I 2 3 3
DHM 205 Diesel Engines II 1 6 3
DHM 225 Electronic Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 251 Suspension and Steering 2 3 3
DHM 255 Air Brakes Systems 2 3 3
DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
19 36 31
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  31

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 125 Diesel Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 173 Electrical Systems I 2 3 3
4 6 6

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 105 Diesel Engines I 2 3 3
DHM 107 Diesel Equipment Service And Diagnosis 2 3 3
4 6 6

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 205 Diesel Engines II 1 6 3
1 6 3

SEMESTER 4 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 225 Electronic Fuel Systems 2 3 3
DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems 2 3 3
4 6 6

SEMESTER 5 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 251 Suspension and Steering 2 3 3
DHM 255 Air Brakes Systems 2 3 3
4 6 6

SEMESTER 6 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
DHM 151 Drive Trains 2 6 4
2 6 4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  31

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Keith McKenzie

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $13.00

Local Average Salary: $15.00

National Starting Salary: $14.00

National Average Salary: $16.00