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Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology: Certificate Program

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair Pathway Description: Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Automotive Light-Duty Diesel program description: The Automotive Light-Duty Diesel program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul light duty diesel vehicles under one ton classification. Topics include instruction in electrical systems, diesel-electric drive, engine performance, engine repair, emission systems, and all types of diesel engines related to the light duty diesel vehicle. Program includes technicians working primarily with automobile diesel engines.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 44

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Intro Light-Duty Diesel

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Transportation Technology

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Basic Transp Electricity

Credit Hours: 

5.00
PC Skills for Transp

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Basic Welding for Transp

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Diesel Fuel & Power Sys

Credit Hours: 

3.00
LDD Fuel Systems

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Air, Exh, Emissions

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Transp Climate Control

Credit Hours: 

2.00

This is a corequisite course and cannot be taken by itself.

Transp Climate Cont Lab

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Summer Term

Intro Diesel Electric-Drive

Credit Hours: 

4.00
LDD Test and Diagnosis

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00