Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Diesel Systems Technician: CP (SLTC)(CTE)


Certificate of Proficiency | 780 clock hours

Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Description
This Certificate of Proficiency program will allow students to be able to be prepared and obtain a job in the Diesel industry at an earlier time.  This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation (ASE-EF) Accredited program offers our students technician training encompassing the study and application of heavy-duty systems theory, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures. Where possible, students complete “live work” to gain practical experience and to demonstrate proficiency to industry standards.

Students receive training at the ASE-EF Master Heavy Duty Service Technician (MAST) level in four ASE Heavy Duty disciplines: T1 Engine Repair; T5 Suspension & Steering; T4 Brakes; T7 Heating & Air Conditioning and at the ASE-EF Maintenance and Medium to Heavy Duty Repair (MLR) level in four additional areas: T3 Fluid gear drives and drivetrains; T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems; T2 Diesel engines.  Technicians who earn ASE certification in each of these eight areas, become ASE Certified Master Technicians. In addition, students are taught industry soft skills by assessing vehicle system damage, completing invoices, parts requisitions, and post repair inspections as part of the “live work” practicum. Ethics, professionalism, safety, and environmental impact are stressed in all areas of training. 

Career Opportunities 
This Automobile Service Excellence-Education Foundation Accredited program offers students a wide range of career opportunities and career paths in an established and evolving Heavy Duty repair industry. Job opportunities are available in, but not limited to: fleet maintenance and repair; mobile technician; independent and chain repair shops; manufacturer dealership shops; parts and supply distributors; parts remanufacturing shops; and a host of specialty shops. 

O.net:  https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.00
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:  https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes493023.htm 

Transfer/Articulation Information
Please check with the department for current articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx.
Supplies: $120
Other (Tools):  up to $3600.00, for complete list see program website.
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

NOTE: Fees may vary based upon specific registration and are subject to change.

Program Entry Requirements
Student must have basic math and reading skills according to TABE

  • Math 8
  • Reading 8

A prospective diesel technician should be in good physical condition and have above-average mechanical ability and eye-hand coordination.

Program Requirements


Additional Program Notes


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.

Students are required to have their own basic Journeyman tools for this program, students can buy their own tools through various vendors for a substantial discount.  The cost of a basic set of tools for diesel mechanics can be as high as $3600.00.  Most employers require mechanics to have their own tools.  See your instructor for more information.

Time to Completion


Time to completion is 2 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 375-405 hours per semester. Less than program mapped hours per semester will increase the time to completion. 

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in entry-level heavy-duty engine repair skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in entry-level heavy-duty drivetrain and axle maintenance skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in entry-level heavy-duty suspension and steering maintenance skills in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in entry-level maintenance procedures related to heavy-duty air brake systems in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in entry-level maintenance procedures related to heavy-duty electrical systems in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

  • Students will demonstrate entry-level proficiency in maintaining heavy-duty heating and air conditioning systems in accordance with ASE-EF standards. [1,4,7,8]

Individual skills can be viewed at: https://www.aseeducationfoundation.org/uploads/2022-Truck-ProgramStandards.pdf