Automotive Technology: Diesel Mechanics Technology, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Manassas

This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, electrical circuits, power train maintenance, and fuel injection. The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. Graduates will have a background in basic diesel equipment technology principles. The program prepares graduates for employment in the following areas: diesel equipment repair, diesel truck repair, supervisor, shop foreman, heavy duty repair, purchasing agent, salesperson, power train repair, fuel injection repair, diesel engine repair, automotive diesel repair, and marine diesel repair.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
DSL 111 Introduction to Diesel Engine 2
1DSL 141 Transportation Electrical Systems I 2
DSL 153 Power Trains I 3
DSL 155 Heavy Duty Suspension and Service 3
Choose One
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 14
2nd Semester
DSL 123 Diesel Engine Systems I 2
DSL 143 Diesel Truck Electrical Systems 4
DSL 150 Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
DSL 160 Air Brake Systems 3
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 2
Total 14
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 28
One Year Credits
1st Semester
DSL
111
2
1DSL
141
2
DSL
153
3
DSL
155
3
Choose One
ENG
111
3
ENG
131
2SDV
100
1
Total 14
2nd Semester
DSL
123
2
DSL
143
4
DSL
150
3
DSL
160
3
WEL
120
2
Total 14
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 28

1 May substitute AUT 241.

2 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

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