Diesel Technology, A.O.S. Major #1604  

Diesel Technology is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

This A.O.S. program consists of courses in vehicular and industrial mechanics. The curriculum is best suited for those students who wish to find immediate employment working on diesel and all aspects of industrial and agricultural equipment. The student is allowed to take a variety of courses to gain a broad background in state-of-the-art technology.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical function of the compression-ignition engines

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of electrical systems and electronic controls used for diesel-powered equipment

    Develop a comprehensive understanding of hydraulic systems, components and control systems used for transmitting hydraulic power in diesel-powered equipment

  • Develop the ability to accurately and efficiently diagnose and repair failures in mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems in diesel-powered equipment

 Curriculum Requirements - 60 Credits

Course

credits

DTEC 105 - Diesel Powertrains I

4

DTEC 110 - Diesel Powertrains II

4

DTEC 125 - Diesel Electrical Systems

4

DTEC 150 - Diesel Systems

3

DTEC 225 - Diesel Electronics

4

AGEN 131 - Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3

DTEC 350 - Advanced Diesel Fuel Systems

3

AGEN 161 - Basic Hydraulics

3

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

AGEN 261 - Advanced Hydraulics

4

AGEN 270 - Tractor Overhaul and Repair

5

OR

DTEC 300 - Diesel Equipment Technology Internship II

4

AUTO 260 - Automotive Air Conditioning

1

OFFT 110 - Intro to Spreadsheet Software

1

RENG 102 - Renewable Energy Resources

3

AGEN 100 - Tractor Care and Maintenance

3

General Elective Course Selection  - 12 Credits from the courses below:

DTEC 151 - Seminar Caterpillar Power Systems

2

DTEC 290 - DET Internship I

1

DTEC 295 - DET Internship III

1

DTEC 300 - DET Internship II

4

AGEN 103 - Natural Resources Equipment Operation

2

AGEN 120 - Water Supply and Sanitation

3

AGEN 210 - Small Power Equipment II

3

AGBS 230 - Agricultural Business Management

2

AUTO 109 - Chassis Analysis I

4

AUTO 202 - Auto Body Fundamentals

3

AUTO 259 - Auto Body Non-structural Repair and  Refinishing 

3

DTEC 325 - Electrical Power Generation

3

Suggested Course Sequence

Course

Credits

Year 1/Fall - 17 Credits

AGEN 100 - Tractor Care and Maintenance

3

AGEN 131 - Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3

DTEC 125 - Diesel Electrical Systems

4

RENG 102 - Renewable Energy Systems

3

OFFT 110 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Software

1

Elective as Advised (MAGN if needed)

3

Year 1/Spring - 14 Credits

AGEN 161 - Basic Hydraulics

3

DTEC 105 - Diesel Powertrains I

4

DTEC 225 - Diesel Electronics

4

AUTO 102 - Metals

3

Year 2/Fall - 14 Credits

AGEN 261 - Advanced Hydraulics

4

DTEC 150 - Diesel Systems

3

Major Electives as Advised

 4

AUTO 260 - Automotive Air Conditioning

1

Year 2/Spring - 13-14 Credits

AGEN 270 - Tractor Overhaul and Repair

OR

DTEC 300 - Diesel Equipment Technology Internship II

4-5

Major electives as Advised

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