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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Diesel Systems Technology: CC (CTE)


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Certificate of Completion | 33 credits minimum

Technical Specialties Division
Meadowbrook Campus
B116
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-5844
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor − Mark Kranendonk
Assistant Professor - Bill Kleman

Program Description
The one year Certificate of Completion is designed to train students in diesel systems technology. Technicians in this field repair and maintain diesel equipment, such as trucks, buses, construction and mining equipment. This includes bulldozers, earth movers, cranes and other diesel-power equipment.

Most diesel technicians are required to buy their own hand tools. Beginning students accumulate more tools as they gain experience. Several manufactures’ offer students discounts.

Career Opportunities
Jobs and employment opportunities are numerous and provide an excellent wage usually with good benefits. Graduates find many opportunities for employment as technicians in companies that maintain and repair both on- and off-highway equipment.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students who complete the Diesel Systems Technology Certificate of Completion may continue on to earn the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Systems Technology, or a Small Business Management Emphasis, or Associate of Science Transfer Emphasis. Upon completion of the AAS or AS options students may transfer to UVU to complete their BS in the Technology Management Program or in Integrated Studies.

Program Entry Requirements
A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination. Students may start this program Summer, Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit www.slcc.edu/students-future/admissions

Estimated Cost for Students

Tuition per semester: www.slcc.edu/students-future/tuition-fees
Tools and Supplies: $4,500
Books and Computer-assisted instruction per semester: $450

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy
1. Students will obtain entry level employment skills in Diesel engine service and repair 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
2. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for hydraulic systems and servicing procedures 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
3. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for brake systems, testing and maintenance 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
4. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for electrical and electronics areas of Diesel Systems 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
5. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
6. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for heavy-duty drive trains 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
7. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
8. Students will obtain entry level employment skills for advanced engine performance 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:*


Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Note:


Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to the AAS or AS degrees. Additional requirements include English Composition and courses in the Gen Ed Distribution Areas. For course selection, see the School of Technical Specialties Academic Advisor.

Sample Schedule


Advising Notes:


Students will need basic reading and math skills. Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of the first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached in Academic and Carerr Advising.

The Diesel Systems Technology courses are taught during the day.

SkillsUSA


All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA. This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employability skills. For more information see: http://www.skillsusa-utah.org

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