Admit it: You love the rumbling roar of a strong diesel engine and have a passion about working on heavy duty equipment and machinery.

Our certificate program prepares students to diagnose and service diesel powered trucks and off-highway equipment, training future technicians how to analyze and repair diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, and all other related operating and controlling systems.

Program available in Berlin.

Fall SemesterLecLabCr
DSL111WIntroduction to Diesel Heavy Equipment Technology202
DSL113WHeavy Duty Electrical Systems334
DSL211WHeavy-Duty Power Trains334
DSL214WMobile Equipment Welding 143
Spring SemesterLecLabCr
DSL102WApplied Hydraulics233
DSL115WDiesel Power Systems334
DSL117WFuel & Emission and Systems334
DSL227WHeavy-Duty Chassis Brake & Climate Control Systems435
 Totals for Certificate  29

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to:

  1. Diagnose and repair:
    • Hydraulic systems and components,
    • Power shift transmission and driveline components,
    • Manual transmission and driveline components,
    • Engine mechanical components,
    • Fuel system components,
    • Electrical system components,
    • Brake system components,
    • Undercarriage components,
    • Air conditioning and heating components, and
    • Steering and chassis components.
  2. Demonstrate basic welding and cutting procedures.
  3. Demonstrate safe shop practices and procedures.

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29 Credits Required


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