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Diesel Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

About the Program

The Diesel Technology Associate of Applied Science degree program is designed for students seeking a career in today’s diesel repair industry. The program builds rapidly from fundamentals and theory into diagnosis and repair of today’s modern equipment based upon Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and industrial standards.

The design of the program places heavy emphasis upon actual hands-on work in diesel labs. Approximately two-thirds of the time spent in the program is in a lab (shop) environment where the student applies theory to diagnosis and repair of a wide variety of equipment. As students’ skill levels develop, so does the difficulty of repairs performed.

If students intend to transfer to either SOU's (www.sou.edu/degreecompletion) or Oregon Tech’s (http://www.oit.edu/academics/academic-agreements/articulations) Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information, or visit www.sou.edu/degreecompletion.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for diesel technology programs are:

Work within OSHA, RCC, and current industry safety guidelines and standards to promote a safe working environment.

Read wiring diagrams and schematics, measure voltage, amperage and resistance with common industry equipment, evaluate and troubleshoot wiring, charging and starting problems.

Evaluate, troubleshoot and repair diesel engines, heavy-duty brakes, suspension and steering, power train assemblies, air conditioning and basic hydraulics.

Evaluate and troubleshoot computerized systems on the chassis, engine, brakes and suspension, evaluate fault codes, and make repairs as needed.

Work in a cohesive group on a collective project from beginning to end, producing high quality work while adhering to safety and lab procedures.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification or industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

90-91

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

0-4

 

 

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

RD90

College Reading

0-4

WR91

WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-12

 

 

Fall

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

4

MTH60

MTH105 or higher recommended for transfer

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I

2

 

 

DS111

Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians I

6

 

 

DS120

Diesel Practices

5

 

 

 

Total Credits:

17

 

 

Winter

DS141

Heavy Equipment Power Trains

4

 

 

DS131

Diesel Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis

4

 

 

DS160

Heavy Equipment Suspension and Steering Systems

5

 

 

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

LIB101

 

 

Total Credits:

14

 

 

Spring

DS113

Diesel Engine Overhaul

6

 

 

DS151

Heavy Equipment Brakes

5

 

 

BT113

Business English I

3-4

WR115

or higher level composition course

 

Total Credits:

14-15

 

 

Summer

DS270

Air Conditioning for Diesel Technicians

5

 

summer term only

BT114

Business English II

4

WR121

 

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

3

PSY101

PSY101 recommend for transfer

 

Total Credits:

12

 

 

Fall

DS233

Computerized Vehicle Management Systems

4

 

 

WLD111D

Technology of Industrial Welding for Diesel

6

 

 

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

 

or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

DS232

Heavy Equipment Fuel Systems

3

 

 

HE112

Emergency First Aid

1

HE261

 

 

Total Credits:

15

 

 

Winter

DS280

CWE/Diesel Technology

3

DS290

w/Program Advisor approval

DS199

Selected Topic Workshop

7

 

or approved program elective (credits vary by course)

DS260

Hydraulic Systems for Heavy Equipment

3

 

 

DS275

Preventative Maintenance Inspection

5

 

 

 

Total Credits:

18

 

 

Approved Program Electives

Course No. Course Title Credits

AM190

Automotive Repair Lab I

4

BA109

Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job

2

DS199

Selected Topic Workshop

1-6

DS280

Cooperative Work Experience/Diesel

variable

DS290

Diesel Repair Lab

3-6

EET101

Introduction to Electronics

3

EET112

Introduction to Mechatronics

5

GS104

Physical Science w/lab

4

MEC103

Industrial Safety

1

MEC124

Hoisting and Rigging

3

MFG121

Manufacturing Processes I

4

MTH65

Fundamentals of Algebra II or higher level math

4-5

WLD112

Technology of Industrial Welding II

6

WR122

English Composition II

4

WR227

Technical Writing

4

_____

Approved humanities elective (see catalog for approved list of electives)

3-4

_____

Approved social science elective (see catalog for approved list of electives)

3-4

For more information, contact the Diesel Technology Department.

Diesel Technology Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: deisel@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/deisel
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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