Diesel Equipment Technology
Associate in Applied Science
PurposeThe Diesel Equipment Technology program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment as a technician in the maintenance, repair or overhaul of heavy equipment (i.e. logging, construction, mining), agriculture equipment, or trucking. Centralia College has a transfer agreement partnership with Montana State University Northern, which enables a Centralia College graduate to attend the Bachelor of Science degree program in Diesel Technology at MSU Northern.
Program OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program should be able to:
- Perform repair procedures using proper hand and power tools in a safe manner.
- Diagnose and repair electrical problems in failed circuits and components.
- Disassemble and re-assemble a twin countershaft transmission to proper specifications.
- Diagnose engine malfunctions and perform repairs as needed.
- Test and repair failed hydraulic systems.
- Diagnose repair and charge air conditioning systems using proper approved equipment.
Recommended Course Schedule
Fall Quarter, First Year
|CNT 117||Windows OS||2|
|DET 100||Shop Skills||2|
|DET 101||Shop Skills Lab||4|
|DET 125||Power Transmissions||3|
|DET 126||Power Transmissions Lab||4|
|MATH 095||Basic Math*||5|
*Compass scoring below college level student will be required to take MATH 095 prior to MATH 116
Winter Quarter, First Year
|DET 110||Electric Systems I Theory||3|
|DET 111||Electric Systems I Lab||4|
|DET 130||Mobile Hydraulics Theory||2|
|DET 131||Mobile Hydraulics Lab||5|
|MATH 116||Industrial Mathematics||5|
Spring Quarter, First Year
|COMM 101||Written Communications ^||3|
|DET 120||Engine I Theory||3|
|DET 121||Engine I Lab||5|
|WELD 151||Welding Theory for Mechanics||3|
|WELD 152||Welding Procedures for Mechanics||5|
Fall Quarter, Second Year
|DET 200||Electric Systems II Theory||2|
|DET 201||Electric Systems II Lab||4|
|DET 215||Preventive Maintenance Theory||1|
|DET 216||Preventive Maintenance Lab||2|
|DET 220||Engine II Theory||2|
|DET 221||Engine II Lab||4|
|HLTH 145||Safety & Fitness||3|
Winter Quarter, Second Year
|BTEC 191||Cooperative Work Experience Seminar**||1|
|DET 210||Power Transmissions II Theory||1|
|DET 211||Power Transmission II Lab||2|
|DET 225||Heavy Duty Chassis Theory||4|
|DET 226||Heavy Duty Chassis Lab||6|
|HR 110||Human Relations-Workplace||5|
Spring Quarter, Second Year
|DET 230||Practical Applications Theory||3|
|DET 231||Practical Applications Lab||5|
|DET 190||Cooperative Work Experience***||8|
|DET 235||Mobile HVAC Theory||2|
|DET 236||Mobile HVAC Lab||4|
**BTEC 191 can be taken any quarter prior to or in the same quarter as DET 190.
***A minimum of eight Cooperative Work Experience credits will substitute for DET 230 & DET 231.
Students will need to purchase tools for class. Please see a diesel instructor for tool list.
^ Students interested in fulfilling BASM program admission requirements should take ENGL& 101. Students will also need a Quantitative Skills Distribution course, Science, Social Science, and five additional credits of English, Math, Science or Social Science.