Skills Certificate, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Diesel Technician: Basic

Program Description

The Diesel Technician, Basic Skills certificate prepares students for entry-level positions as diesel technicians for medium-heavy duty truck repairs.  Students will diagnose, adjust and repair medium-heavy duty systems, components, and circuits on medium-heavy duty vehicles.  The Basic Skills Certificate will help prepare the students for the ASE brakes (T4) exam and the Preventive Maintenance Inspection Exam (T8).  These exams are part of the ASE T-series Medium-Heavy Duty Truck Certification Tests, an eight-part series, that may lead to a master medium-heavy truck technician status.  Students must pass all coursework with a score of 70% or higher.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
DT 100 Introduction to Diesel Technologies 2
DT 105 Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning 3
DT 130 Heavy Duty Hydraulics 3
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics 3
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance 2
 Semester Total13
 Total Units13
ASE Education Foundation

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 100Introduction to Diesel Technologies2
DT 105Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning3
DT 130Heavy Duty Hydraulics3
DT 201Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics3
DT 250Preventive Maintenance2
Total Units13

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Analyze and apply the proper heavy-medium duty system components, diagnosis, rebuild, and repair procedures.
  • Identify, test, and interpret failed heavy-heavy duty system 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.