Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-Diesel Technician: Heavy Duty Power Trains, SC

This is a draft edition of the 2024-2025 catalog. Information is subject to change.

Program Description

The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Diesel Technician, Heavy Duty Power Trains Skills Certificate prepares students for entry-level positions as diesel technicians for medium-heavy truck drive trains. Students will diagnose, adjust and repair heavy duty transmission and power train components and equipment. The heavy duty power trains skills certificate will help prepare students to take the ASE Drive Train (T3) exam. This exam is part of the ASE T-Series Medium-Heavy Truck Certification Tests, a six-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 106 Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains 4
DT 107 Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions and Drive Trains 4
DT 235 Steering and Suspension 2
 Semester Total12
 Total Units12
ASE Education Foundation

Program Requirements

Skills Certificates can consist of a single course or a short set of courses that provide training for entry-level positions or career advancement. These short-term certificates may also 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. Students cannot declare a skills certificate as one's major. 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 106Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains4
DT 107Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions and Drive Trains4
DT 235Steering and Suspension2
Total Units12

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

PSLO1: Analyze and apply the proper heavy duty drive and power train components, diagnosis, rebuild, and repair procedures.

PSLO2: Identify, test, and interpret failed heavy duty drive and power train components, and apply appropriate repair strategies.

PSLO3: Analyze and apply appropriate workplace skills and tools, including the application of personal and mechanical safety measures in the workplace.