Diesel Service Technology

2015-16 Edition

Rock Creek Campus
Building 2, Room 117 - Shop
Building 2, Room 230 - Office
971-722-7488 or 971-722-7331

www.pcc.edu/diesel

Career And Program Description

The diesel service technician repairs and maintains diesel powered trucks and equipment and their support systems.

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in diesel service technology. Training is varied to give students a broad understanding and background in the different phases of the diesel service industry. Students have additional cost for tools and books.

Students are strongly advised to complete MTH 63 or MTH 65 rather than MTH 58 in order to fulfill the AAS math competency requirement, in order to prepare for transfer options in the future. The MTH 58 pathway does not fulfill the requirements for many BS degrees.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Diesel Service Technology

Two-Year Certificate

Diesel Service Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Diesel Service Technology

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must complete every DS course with a grade of "C" or "P" higher to receive credit for that course towards a DS degree or certificate.

For the degree:

  1. Completion of RD 80 or higher or equivalent placement test score.
  2. Completion of MTH 20 or higher or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the diesel service technology math entrance exam.
  3. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) student certification testing is required upon completion of core classes.

For the certificate programs:

  1. Completion of RD 80 or higher or equivalent placement test score.
  2. Completion of MTH 20 or higher or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam.
  3. ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) student certification testing is required upon completion of core classes.

Diesel Service Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 92 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. In addition to required courses in the program of study, students must satisfy MTH 58/65 competency. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Diesel Service Degree Courses

CG 209Job Finding Skills1
DS 101Diesel Engine Rebuild and Lab Procedures12
DS 102Truck Power Train6
DS 103Fuel Injection Systems6
DS 104Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics6
DS 105Fundamentals of Hydraulics & Air Conditioning Systems6
DS 106PMI/Detroit Diesel Electronic Control4
DS 202Heavy Duty Power Train6
DS 203Fuel Injection System Diagnostics & Cat Elect Eng Controls6
DS 204Diesel Starting, Charging and Electrical Control Systems6
DS 205Mobile and Hydrostatic Hydraulics6
DS 206Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake, Suspension & Steering8
WLD 217Diesel Welding3
General Education16
Total Credits92

Two-Year Certificate

Diesel Service Technology

Less than One-Year Certificate

Diesel Service Technology

Diesel Service Technology Two-Year Certificate

Minimum 76 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.

Diesel Service Technology Certificate Courses

CG 209Job Finding Skills1
DS 101Diesel Engine Rebuild and Lab Procedures12
DS 102Truck Power Train6
DS 103Fuel Injection Systems6
DS 104Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics6
DS 105Fundamentals of Hydraulics & Air Conditioning Systems6
DS 106PMI/Detroit Diesel Electronic Control4
DS 202Heavy Duty Power Train6
DS 203Fuel Injection System Diagnostics & Cat Elect Eng Controls6
DS 204Diesel Starting, Charging and Electrical Control Systems6
DS 205Mobile and Hydrostatic Hydraulics6
DS 206Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake, Suspension & Steering8
WLD 217Diesel Welding3
Total Credits76

Diesel Service Technology Less than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 40 credits. Students must also meet all certificate requirements.

Diesel Service Technology Certificate Courses

CG 209Job Finding Skills1
WLD 217Diesel Welding3
Diesel Service Technology Electives36
Total Credits40


Diesel Service Technology Certificate Electives

DS 101Diesel Engine Rebuild and Lab Procedures12
DS 102Truck Power Train6
DS 103Fuel Injection Systems6
DS 104Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics6
DS 105Fundamentals of Hydraulics & Air Conditioning Systems6
DS 106PMI/Detroit Diesel Electronic Control4
DS 202Heavy Duty Power Train6
DS 203Fuel Injection System Diagnostics & Cat Elect Eng Controls6
DS 204Diesel Starting, Charging and Electrical Control Systems6
DS 205Mobile and Hydrostatic Hydraulics6
DS 206Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake, Suspension & Steering8

Courses

DS 101. Diesel Engine Rebuild and Lab Procedures. 12 Credits.

Examines engine theory, engine components, and proper diesel engine rebuild procedures. Introduces basic engine electrical and fuel systems, shop tool use and maintenance. Includes lift truck inspection and operator training. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

DS 102. Truck Power Train. 6 Credits.

Explores concepts in gear transmissions, differentials and clutches involved in the application of diesel-powered vehicles. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

DS 103. Fuel Injection Systems. 6 Credits.

Covers fuel injection systems and how they relate to diesel engine performance and operation. Explores the operations of all major fuel injection devices including diesel fuels, fuel transfer pumps, fuel nozzles, fuel injectors, filtration systems, metering systems and governing systems. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

DS 104. Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics. 6 Credits.

Covers basic electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electric diagnostic procedures. Introduces basic electrical systems, diagnostic tool use and maintenance. Includes Cummins Electronic Engine controls and basic multiplexing. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

DS 105. Fundamentals of Hydraulics & Air Conditioning Systems. 6 Credits.

Covers fundamentals of hydraulics in theory and shop practice. Provides a solid background in applications of hydraulics in the trucking and heavy equipment industry. Covers heavy duty air conditioning operation, trouble shooting and system repair. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

DS 106. PMI/Detroit Diesel Electronic Control. 4 Credits.

Covers Preventive Maintenance Inspection (PMI) of vehicles, Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) out of service criteria, PM scheduling, lubricants and Winterizing. Covers Detroit Diesel Electronic Control (DDEC) operation and diagnostics. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology math entrance exam. Audit available.

DS 202. Heavy Duty Power Train. 6 Credits.

Introduces advanced theory and applications of automatic and power shift transmissions used in the heavy equipment industry. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology math entrance exam. Audit available.

DS 203. Fuel Injection System Diagnostics & Cat Elect Eng Controls. 6 Credits.

Covers fuel injection pumps and their applications, fuel system diagnostics and Caterpillar electronic engine controls. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology math entrance exam. Audit available.

DS 204. Diesel Starting, Charging and Electrical Control Systems. 6 Credits.

Covers advanced automotive electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electric diagnostic and repair procedures. Includes advanced automotive electrical systems, diagnostic tool use and maintenance. Prerequisite: DS 104. Audit available.

DS 205. Mobile and Hydrostatic Hydraulics. 6 Credits.

Covers advanced hydraulics and hydrostatics used on heavy equipment, farm machinery, marine equipment, hydraulic cranes, backhoes and other equipment. Emphasizes troubleshooting. Prerequisite/concurrent: DS 105. Audit available.

DS 206. Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake, Suspension & Steering. 8 Credits.

Examines concepts in medium/heavy duty truck brake systems, suspension and steering. Covers air brake systems, hydraulic brake systems, truck foundation brakes, antilock brakes, automatic slack adjusters, wheels, tires and fifth wheels. Emphasizes safety and the use of service manuals and textbooks. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology math entrance exam. Audit available.

DS 9112. Small Marine Diesel Engine Preventive Maint and Tune-up. 2 Credits.

Analyze and diagnose each supporting system of the small diesel engine to properly tune the engine for maximum performance. Audit available.