Diesel Equipment Technology (Diploma)

Program DescriptionThe Diesel Equipment Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, or emergency power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a Diesel Equipment Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level diesel equipment technicians.

Program Details

  • Location: Flint River Campus and Butts Center
  • Major Code: DET4
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 4 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 47

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses Credits

First Term
DIET 1000—Intro to Diesel Tech., Tools, and Safety (Required) 3
DIET 1010—Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems 7
Choose One: (Required)
COLL 1500—College Success and Career Exploration OR 3
COMP 1000—Introduction to Computers
Second Term
DIET 1030—Diesel Engines 7
DIET 1040—Diesel Truck and Heavy Equipment HVAC Systems 3
MATH 1012—Foundations of Mathematics 3
Third Term
DIET 2010—Truck Brake Systems 4
DIET 2020—Truck Drivetrains 6
EMPL 1000—Interpersonal Relations and Prof Development 2
Fourth Term
DIET 1020—Preventive Maintenance 5
DIET 2000—Truck Steering and Suspension Systems 4
ENGL 1010—Fundamentals of English I 3

Program Advisors
Eddie Boronkas
Butts County Center

John Balser
Flint River Campus

Career and Academic Planning
Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A