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Diesel Technology Certificate Level 1, 2, and A.A.S. (47.0605)

Diesel Technology Certificate Level 1, 2, and A.A.S. (47.0605) Eagle Pass Campus


Faculty and Staff

L Fernandez
Luis M. Fernandez
Business, Industrial, and Technical Studies Division Chair
Email
(830) 591-7304

L Limbrick
Lucas Limbrick
Instructor
Email
(830) 758-5067
V Caballero
Victor Caballero
Instructor
Email
(830) 758-5075

Purpose

The purpose of the Diesel Technology program is to provide students with training in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing heavy-duty diesel powered equipment. Coursework emphasizes diesel engines, hydraulics, electrical, air conditioning, and diesel fuel injection systems. The goal of the program is for graduates to be employable as entry-level technicians in a diesel engine service shop, dealership or industry.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the Diesel Technology program through regular college admission procedures (see Admission Regulations section).

Students will receive a Level One Certificate and/or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree upon satisfactory completion of the program of study and upon making formal application for graduation (See Curricula section). The Diesel Technology Program carries three award options, a Level One Basic Certificate, Level One Advanced Certificate, and an A.A.S. degree. The Level One Certificates are TSI exempt; however, those not meeting TSI requirements are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate developmental course(s).

Students who wish to pursue the A.A.S. degree must meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements.

Program of Study

Diesel Technology - Basic Level One Certificate add

Program of Study

Fall Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Basic Level One Certificate Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I 4
DEMR 1405  Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
Total 11

Spring Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Basic Level One Certificate Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 13491 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
Total 11
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 22

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
Diesel Technology - Advanced Level One Certificate add

Program of Study

(Prerequisite: Diesel Technology - Basic Level One Certificate)

Fall Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Advanced Level One Certificate Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 4
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 3
DEMR 1447 Power Train II 4
Total 11

Spring Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Advanced Level One Certificate Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 2348 Failure Analysis 3
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 22811 Coop Education - Diesel Mechanics
Technology/Technician 2
DEMR 1330 Steering and Supervision I 3
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for Certificate 45

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree add
Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree
General Education Courses Credit
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Natural Science & Math 3
Other 6
Total General Education Courses 15
Technical Education Courses 45
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

 

Program of Study

First Year

Fall Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree First Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
EDUC 1300π Learning Framework
or
COLS 0300 College Success Skills
DEMR 1406 Diesel Engine I 4
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
Elective Humanities & Fine Arts 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree First Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1349 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 1417 Basic Brake Systems 4
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
COSC 1301 Microcomputer Applications 3
Total 14

Summer Session

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree Summer Session
Course Number Title Credit
Elective Speech Communications 3
Elective  Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Total 6

Second Year

Fall Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree Second Year Fall Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
(HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 4
DEMR 1447 Power Train II 4
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 3
Elective College Level Mathematics 3
Total 14

Spring Semester

Diesel Technology Program of Study - Associate of Applied Science Degree Second Year Spring Semester
Course Number Title Credit
DEMR 1330 Steering and Suspension I 3
DEMR 2348 Failure Analysis 3
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
DEMR 22811 Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics
Technology/Technician 2
Total 12
Total Credit Hours for A.A.S. 60

Notes:

  1. Capstone course that consolidates the student's learning experiences.
π All students are required to take EDUC 1300 or COLS 0300; however, EDUC 1300/COLS 0300 do not count toward degree requirements.

 


Tuition and Fees

Standard tuition and fees are assessed to each student as indicated in Finances section. Lab and uniform fees are also assessed (see Course Descriptions). Each student can also expect to purchase the following required textbooks and tools.


1 Tool Set* (approximate cost) $600

* A tool list will be provided by instructor.

Textbooks (approximate cost) $225

Diesel Technology Resources

Occupations

Occupational Profiles

Gainful Employment Disclosure (9-month Certificate)

Gainful Employment Disclosure (2-year Certificate)

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