Certificate of Achievement, Diesel ASE Technician

Program Description

This Certificate of Achievement, Diesel ASE Technician, combines with the Diesel General Service Technician Certificate of Achievement to complete the Diesel AAS adding a deeper level of understanding and experience for systems operations, diagnosis, and repair of medium and heavy-duty transportation vehicles and equipment.  Using the latest technology in diagnosis and repair equipment, this comprehensive training prepares graduates with skills that are in high demand in the diesel repair industry. Combined with the General Service Technician Certificate students will be further prepared to take the ASE T-series of exams and become nationally certified and possibly gain master technician status.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
DT 100 Introduction to Diesel Technologies 2
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines 4
Communications 3
 Semester Total9
2nd semester
DT 105 Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning 3
DT 102 Basic Heavy Duty Electrical Systems 4
DT 110 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems 3
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics 3
 Semester Total13
3rd semester
DT 130 Heavy Duty Hydraulics 3
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance 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 Total15
 Total Units37
ASE Education Foundation

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 Certificate of Achievement.
  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 102, DT 110, DT 130, DT 201, DT 250.
Satisfied through embedded curriculum in the following courses: DT 101, DT 102, DT 110, DT 130, DT 201, DT 250.
Certificate Requirements
DT 100Introduction to Diesel Technologies2
DT 101Basic Diesel Engines4
DT 102Basic Heavy Duty Electrical Systems4
DT 105Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning3
DT 106Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains4
DT 107Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions and Drive Trains4
DT 110Heavy Duty Electrical Systems3
DT 130Heavy Duty Hydraulics3
DT 201Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics3
DT 235Steering and Suspension2
DT 250Preventive Maintenance2
Total Units37

Students completing the certificate will:

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