Diesel Technology Certificate of Achievement

The Diesel Technician Program trains individuals for front line technician positions servicing, repairing and maintaining over-the-road long-haul vehicles and heavy equipment.

The Diesel Technology Certificate of Achievement Program is a one-year, two semester training program that emphasizes principles of operation, diagnosis, and service procedures using modern diagnostic technology and service equipment.

You will learn the operating principles of diesel engines including fuel and emissions systems, automatic and manual transmissions and drivetrains, chassis electrical and computerized control systems, wheel-end brakes and heavy duty air systems, steering and suspension systems, basic hydraulics, and preventive maintenance inspections and service procedures.

You will also be able to identify and implement safety procedures common in the heavy duty repair industry, along with hands-on application of written course work to live equipment in the diesel equipment lab.

All classes in the certificate program may be applied toward other diesel degree programs.

Successful participants will earn:

  • TMCC Certificate of Achievement (1 Year Credential)
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course Completion Card
TMCC College Credits
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1 credit
AUTO 111 Automotive Electricity 4 credits
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines 4 credits
DT 130 Heavy Duty Hydraulics 2 credits
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics 3 credits
DT 210 Advanced Diesel Engines 4 credits
DT 211 Light Duty Performance 2 credits
DT 217 Electronic Fuel Injection 3 credits
DT 235 Steering and Suspension 2 credits
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance 2 credits
COMM Communications Requirement 3 credits
Total Certificate Requirement 30 credits
Suggested course for Spring Semester (not required)
DT 106 Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains 5 credits