Transportation Technologies, Certificate of Achievement

Diesel General Service Technician

The Certificate of Achievement, Transportation Technologies, Diesel General Service Technician is a one-year, two-semester training program for the student that would like to enter the heavy equipment/over the road repair field with skills in basic maintenance. All general service training may be applied toward other diesel degree programs.


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Identify and implement safety procedures involved in diagnosis, service, and repair of all major medium/heavy duty truck and heavy equipment components and systems.
  • Demonstrate correct repair strategies and techniques by applying knowledge of system operation and demonstration of mechanical skills to accomplish repair tasks.

Gainful Employment

While all of the educational programs at Truckee Meadows Community College are designed to lead to either employment or transfer, the Department of Education requires that we provide information on specific certificate programs. Specific information on the cost of this program is available here.  We hope this information is helpful to you as you make your career and educational choices.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business Speech Communications
Technical Communications I
Human Relations[3]
Satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses: DT 101, DT 201, DT 211, DT 235, DT 250, OSH 222
Satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses: AUTO 111, DT 101, DT 201, DT 211, DT 235, DT 250
Certificate Requirements
AUTO 111Automotive Electricity4
DT 211Light Duty Performance2
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
DT 101Basic Diesel Engines4
DT 201Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics3
DT 235Steering and Suspension2
DT 250Preventive Maintenance2
Elective Requirements
Select at least 9 units from the following:9
Introduction to General Mechanics
Automotive Electricity II
Automotive Brakes
Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains
Heavy Duty Drive Trains
Heavy Duty Electrical Systems
Heavy Duty Hydraulics
Advanced Diesel Engines
Electronic Fuel Injection II
Total Units30
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Elective 1 3
AUTO 111 Automotive Electricity 4
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines 4
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Elective 1 6
Communications 1 3
DT 211 Light Duty Performance 2
DT 235 Steering and Suspension 2
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance 2
 Semester Total15
 Total Units30

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