AAS, Transportation Technologies, Diesel Technician

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science, Transportation Technologies, Diesel Technician Program trains individuals for apprentice-level positions servicing, repairing, and maintaining medium and heavy duty transportation vehicles and equipment. The program emphasizes principles of operation, diagnosis and service procedures. 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.

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
DT 100 Introduction to Diesel Technologies 2
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines 4
DT 210 Advanced Diesel Engines 4
DT 217 Electronic Diesel Fuel Injection 4
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
DT 102 Basic Heavy Duty Electrical Systems 4
DT 110 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems 3
DT 105 Mobile Heating and Air Conditioning 3
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics 3
 Semester Total13
3rd semester
ENG 107 Technical Communications I 3
Science 3 3
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 Total16
4th semester
Communications 3 3
Social Science 3
Elective 3 3
DT 130 Heavy Duty Hydraulics 3
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance 2
 Semester Total14
 Total Units57

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree. 


See program recommendations or requirements.

ASE Education Foundation

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications - Recommended:
Business Speech Communications
English - Recommended:
Technical Communications I
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
History of the Automobile
Human Relations
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
U.S./Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
Emphasis 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 210Advanced Diesel Engines4
DT 217Electronic Diesel Fuel Injection4
DT 235Steering and Suspension2
DT 250Preventive Maintenance2
Elective Requirements3
Introduction to Information Systems
OR select any AUTO, WELD, HVAC
Total Units60

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Students completing the emphasis 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.
  • Analyze and interpret diagnostic and test information to formulate correct repair procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct repair strategies and techniques by applying knowledge of system operation and demonstrating mechanical skills to accomplish repair tasks.