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2022-2023 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Diesel Specialist

Certificate of Completion

About the Program

The Diesel Specialist four-term certificate program is designed for students seeking an entry-level 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.

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 the Diesel Technology Certificate of Completion are:

  • Work safely within OSHA and industry safety standards.
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain air and hydraulic brake systems.
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain parts of the power train.
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain the HVAC system.

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.

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 completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their degrees. Certain prerequisite and 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.

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.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

61-62
Program email address: [email protected]
Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Alternate Course(s) Comments

MTH20

Pre-algebra

 

or designated placement score

WR90

Fundamentals of Composition

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

RD90

College Reading

WR91

or designated placement score, WR91 fulfills RD90/WR90

Prerequisites - credits vary based on Placement Score(s): 0-12

 

 

Fall
      Check in with Advisor

MTH63

Applied Algebra I

MTH60

or higher-level math

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I

 

 

DS111

Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians I

 

 

DS120

Diesel Practices

 

 

 

Term Credits: 17

 

 

Winter

DS131

Diesel Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis

 

 

WLD101

Welding Fundamentals I

 

or approved Program elective (credits vary)

DS141

Heavy Equipment Power Trains

 

 

EET101

Introduction to Electronics

MFG121

or approved Program elective (credits vary)

 

Term Credits: 14

 

 

Spring

DS113

Diesel Engine Overhaul

 

 

DS151

Heavy Equipment Brakes

 

 

BT113

Business English I

WR115

or higher-level composition course

 

Term Credits: 15

 

 

Summer

BT101

Human Relations in Organizations

PSY101

 

DS232

Heavy Equipment Fuel Systems

 

DS270

Air Conditioning for Diesel Technicians

 

 

DS275

Preventative Maintenance Inspection

 

 

Term Credits: 16

 

 

Approved Program Electives

(Students must complete a sufficient number of electives from the list below in order to complete total program credits, 5-6 credits.)

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

EET101

Introduction to Electronics

3

EET112

Introduction to Mechatronics

3

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

WLD101

Welding Fundamentals I

3

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: [email protected]
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/deisel
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711