Feb 01, 2023  
2016-2017 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

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Redwood Campus CT 249, (801) 957-4550

Program Faculty:
Assistant Professor − Mark Kranendonk, 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. They also may use testing equipment like dynamometers-which measure engine power. Computer based diagnostic equipment of diagnose engines, transmissions, and other vehicle based systems.

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


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 at (801) 957-4550.


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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