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Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Technical and Professional Studies

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 5 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Spring 2024 registration opens October 30

Spring classes will fill quickly! Make sure you have a plan for Spring classes so you can register early and enroll in the classes you need to reach your goals. Need guidance? Our academic advising office is here to help!

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Why Choose Diesel Technology at PPSC

Through active industry partnerships and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of instructors, PPSC's Diesel Technology program can prepare you with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the medium and heavy duty diesel equipment, vehicle repair and parts-supply industry.


Diesel Classes You Might Take

Check out the classes you may take while studying Diesel Technology 

class 1

Focuses on maintaining a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop. Emphasis is placed on the proper use and care for hand, electric, air and hydraulic tools safely. Covers how to clean equipment properly, to handle and dispose of hazardous materials correctly, and to apply mandated regulations. Emphasis is also placed on proper lifting equipment.

class 2

Covers the theory of operation and repair of fuel injection systems. Provides laboratory assignments that involve disassembly, assembly, and service procedures on fuel system components.

class 3

Focuses on the student identifying and describing the many different types of diesel powered vehicles. Emphasis is placed on being able to research information in maintenance manuals and parts manuals along with demonstration of their abilities in properly identifying and select mechanical fasteners for a particular application. Specific coverage of precision fasteners, fuels, fluids as they relate to the diesel industry.

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Alana Lipscomb

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Alana Lipscomb
PPSC Graduate

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and use reference material found in the diesel industry

  • Inspect and service selective catalytic reduction components and diesel particulate filters

  • Interface with vehicle's on-board computer; perform diagnostic procedures using electronic service tool(s) (to include PC based software and/or data scan tools); determine needed action

  • Read and interpret electrical/electronic circuits using wiring diagrams

  • Use precision measuring tools as they apply to the diesel industry

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  • CIS 1018 - Introduction to PC Applications 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • COM 1150 - Public Speaking 3 Credit Hour(s)or COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication SS3 3 Credit Hour(s) or COM 2250 - Organizational Communication 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • MAT 1140 - Career Math 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • PSY 1001 - General Psychology I SS3 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • MAT 1140 - Career Math 3 Credit Hour(s)

  • ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)


Diesel Technology Faculty Contact

Aaron Brown 

Advising Team

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