Diesel - Clean Diesel Technology

Associate Degree

A.S. in Diesel Technology

This degree provides training in diesel technology. Topics include an introduction to diesel technology, diesel engine repair, basic hydraulic principles of diesel technology, diesel brake systems, and diesel power trains.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 101 Diesel Preventive Maintenance 4
DCDT 110 Diesel Engine Repair 4
DCDT 120 Basic Hydraulic Principles of Diesel Technology 4
DCDT 130 Diesel Brake Systems 4
DCDT 140 Diesel Electrical Systems 4
DCDT 150 Diesel Power Trains 4
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
Total Units: 28

The Diesel Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify and properly utilize shop equipment and chemicals used in the diesel repair environment including hazardous waste disposal.
  • apply proper techniques for complete engine removal, disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of diesel engine.
  • identify and explain brake system components, as well as application of proper technique for removal and repair of diesel brake system components.
  • select and use proper test equipment to evaluate electrical systems, including voltmeters, ammeters, and ohmmeters.
  • identify and explain diesel power train components and their functions to assist in diagnosis of drive train failure.

Career Information

This degree prepares the students as diesel technicians in the following areas of specialty: brakes, engine repair, hydraulics, and electrical.

Certificates of Achievement

Clean Diesel Hybrid Technology Certificate

This program covers hybrid-diesel components. Topics include heavy duty hybrid-diesel component application, diesel-hybrid motor generators, clean diesel software, and industrial software and systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 109 Hybrid Diesel Component Application 4
DCDT 113 Diesel Hybrid Motor Generators 4
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
DCDT 163 Industrial Software and Systems 4
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply basic principles of hybrid diesel component application to proper troubleshooting procedures.
  • explain electronic control in diesel hybrid vehicles.
  • apply procedural information, illustrations, diagnostic information, and wiring diagrams to Cummins INSITE and Eaton diesel systems.
  • locate, download, and apply retrieved data to diesel tractor conditions.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Clean Diesel Hybrid Technology Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Various entry-level positions exist in the hybrid diesel repair industry, such as entry-level technician and hybrid service advisor.


Clean Diesel Management Systems Certificate

This program covers hybrid diesel technology. Topics include hybrid diesel power trains, hybrid diesel high voltage systems, clean diesel software support, and industrial software systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 107 Hybrid Diesel Power Trains 4
DCDT 108 Hybrid Diesel High Voltage Systems 4
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
DCDT 163 Industrial Software and Systems 4
Total Units: 16

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe and explain power flow of hybrid diesel power trains.
  • diagnose and repair high voltage cables, connectors, and components.
  • locate, download, and apply retrieved information to diesel tractor conditions.
  • communicate technical information about Cummins INSITE and Eaton diesel systems.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Clean Diesel Management Systems Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Various entry-level positions exist in the hybrid diesel repair industry, such as entry-level technician and hybrid diagnostic technician.


Clean Diesel Technology Certificate

This program covers the diesel engine systems. Topics include biodiesel fuel and fuel systems, clean diesel technology, and clean diesel software support.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 102 Biodiesel Fuel and Fuel Systems 4
DCDT 103 Clean Diesel Systems 4
DCDT 104 Clean Diesel Rebuild, Retrofit, Repower, Retire 4
DCDT 110 Diesel Engine Repair 4
DCDT 112 Clean Diesel Retrofit 4
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • access requirements for converting fossil fuel to biodiesel vehicles.
  • apply basic principles to the modern diesel engine.
  • apply technical information for repowering, rebuilding, and replacing diesel engine components.
  • locate, download, and print information specific to diesel tractor manufacturers.
  • apply manufacturer specifications for diesel engine retrofit.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Clean Diesel Technology Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Various entry level positions exist in the diesel repair industry, such as entry level technician, hydraulic technician, and heavy equipment service advisor.


Diesel Engine Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed for students seeking employment in the diesel industry specializing in diesel engine repair.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 100 Diesel Technology Basics 4
DCDT 101 Diesel Preventive Maintenance 4
DCDT 110 Diesel Engine Repair 4
DCDT 111 Clean Natural Gas Engine Repair 4
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
Total Units: 20

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • comply with safety and environmental regulations and standards required in the diesel repair environment.
  • explain and identify natural gas diesel engines, including the proper cleaning, assembly and disassembly.
  • demonstrate correct welding techniques for diesel application.
  • utilize safety precautions that apply to diagnose and repair electrical/electronic components.
  • locate, download, and print information specific to diesel tractor manufacturers and apply it to the diesel tractor conditions.

Career Information

The diesel industry is growing and is in need of highly trained/skilled technicians that can step into the workforce.


Diesel Technology Certificate

This certificate provides training in diesel technology. Topics include diesel brakes, hydraulics, electrical systems, and power trains.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 101 Diesel Preventive Maintenance 4
DCDT 110 Diesel Engine Repair 4
DCDT 120 Basic Hydraulic Principles of Diesel Technology 4
DCDT 130 Diesel Brake Systems 4
DCDT 140 Diesel Electrical Systems 4
DCDT 150 Diesel Power Trains 4
Total Units: 24

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply established procedures in the diesel repair industry.
  • inspect and maintain various diesel engine systems.
  • diagnose and repair diesel engine systems.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Diesel Technology Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Various entry level positions exist in the diesel repair industry, such as entry level technician.


Light Duty Diesel Truck Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the diesel technology industry. Topics include theory and operation of light duty diesel engines, computer controlled injection, and emission control systems.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 162 Clean Diesel Software Support 4
DCDT 163 Industrial Software and Systems 4
DCDT 200 Light Duty Diesel/Green Diesel Technology 4
DCDT 201 Advanced Light Duty Diesel/Green Diesel Technology 4
DCDT 280 Professionalism in the Industry 3
DCDT 281 Diesel Shop Operations 4
Total Units: 23

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • describe the basic operations of diesel fueled vehicles.
  • perform basic diesel engine turbo charger diagnostic procedures.
  • test diesel engine emissions and emission control systems.
  • apply procedural information, illustrations, diagnostic information, and wiring diagrams to diesel tractors.
  • analyze and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of working in dealerships, independent shops, and fleet shops.

Career Information

Entry level positions in light duty diesel technology, agriculture, and construction industry. Additional career opportunities are likely as the light duty diesel industry continues to grow.


Preventive Maintenance Certificate

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in the diesel technology industry. The topics include safety and environmental regulations and standards, as well as the ability to identify various diesel engine applications.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
DCDT 100 Diesel Technology Basics 4
DCDT 101 Diesel Preventive Maintenance 4
DCDT 110 Diesel Engine Repair 4
Total Units: 12

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • comply with safety and environmental regulations and standards
  • explain the operation of diesel engine components and systems
  • identify various diesel engine applications
  • demonstrate complete engine reassembly
  • apply basic state and federal regulations including Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • apply basic principles of preventive maintenance to diesel repair

Career Information

Entry level positions in the diesel repair industry.