Jul 12, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Diesel Systems Technology: CC (CTE)

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Certificate of Completion | 33 credits minimum

Transportation and Related Technology Division
Meadowbrook Campus
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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
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 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

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

Obtain entry level employment skills in Diesel engine service and repair

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for hydraulic systems and servicing procedures

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for brake systems, testing and maintenance

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for electrical and electronics areas of Diesel Systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for transmissions

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for heavy-duty drive trains

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Obtain entry level employment skills for truck suspensions systems

1, 3, 4, 6, 7

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


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.

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.


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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