2020-2021 College Catalog

Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma

Diesel Equipment Technology Diploma (Major Code: DET4)

Program Description

The Diesel Equipment Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, marine systems, emergency power generator repair theory and practical applications necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a Diesel Equipment Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level Diesel Equipment technician.

Career Information


Auto Diesel Equipment Tech

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12% nationally and 9% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $50,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Rubin Williams

Instructor, Auto Diesel Technology

Academic Building C2324




Brian Ford

Automotive Technology Instructor

Academic Building C2324



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 4 Terms

Credit Hours: 52

Estimated Program Cost: $7,668

Course Outline


General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Occupational Courses (30 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


COMP 1000Intro to Computers


DIET 1000Intro Diesel Tech Tools&Safety


DIET 1010Diesel ELCT&Electronic Syst


DIET 1020Preventive Maintenance


DIET 1030Diesel Engines


DIET 1040Diesel Truck&Heavy Equip HVAC


Medium/Heavy Truck Specialization (14 Credits)

DIET 2000Truck Steering&Suspension Syst


DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems


DIET 2020Truck Drivetrains


DIET 2021Truck Transmissions


Total Credit Hours: 52


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to follow a methodical diagnostic process while performing all repairs in a service shop.
2. The graduate will be able to display competence in performing basic maintenance procedures for all diesel vehicles, engines and equipment serviced in the shop.
3. The graduate will be able to pursue update training and certification to maintain current knowledge on diesel systems and equipment.
4. The graduate will be able to display the ability to seek and use technical information to diagnose problems.
5. The graduate will be able to communicate knowledgeably and professionally with peers and customers regarding all repairs and display appropriate industry work ethics.