Transportation Technologies, Skills Certificate

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Diesel Technician: Light and Heavy Duty (HD) Diesel Engines

The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Diesel Technician. Light and Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Skills Certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions as diesel technicians for light and heavy duty diesel engines. Students will diagnose, adjust, and repair light and heavy duty diesel engines. The light and heavy duty diesel engines skills certificate will help prepare students to take the ASE-Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9) and Diesel Engines (T2) exams. Students must pass all coursework with a score of 70% or higher.

These courses may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Analyze and apply the proper light and heavy duty diesel engines diagnoses, rebuild, and repair procedures.
  • Identify, test, and interpret failed light and heavy duty diesel engine components, and apply appropriate repair strategies.
  • Analyze and apply appropriate workplace skills and tools, including the application of personal and mechanical safety measures in the workplace.


Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirement
DT 101Basic Diesel Engines4
DT 110Heavy Duty Electrical Systems3
DT 210Advanced Diesel Engines4
DT 211Light Duty Performance2
DT 217Electronic Fuel Injection II3
Total Units16
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines 4
DT 110 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems 3
DT 210 Advanced Diesel Engines 4
 Semester Total11
2nd semester
DT 211 Light Duty Performance 2
DT 217 Electronic Fuel Injection II 3
 Semester Total5
 Total Units16