Diesel Technician (CP)

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General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
PTWR 135INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED TECHNICAL WRITING (recommended)5
Subtotal5
Computational Skills
PTCS 110PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS (recommended)5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
CMST&230SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION5
or CMST&210 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Subtotal5
Major Area Requirements
DIES 111DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS5
DIES 112DIESEL PROCEDURES10
DIES 113DIESEL ENGINES/FUEL SYSTEMS5
DIES 114DIESEL PROCEDURES10
DIES 115DRIVE TRAINS5
DIES 116DIESEL PROCEDURES10
DIES 120BASIC ELECTRICAL3
DIES 121ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS3
DIES 122ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS3
DIES 221ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS5
DIES 222DIESEL PROCEDURES6
DIES 223HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS5
DIES 224DIESEL PROCEDURES10
DIES 225BRAKES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION5
DIES 226DIESEL PROCEDURES10
Total Credits/Units110
Suggested Extra Courses for Preparation into the Trade
BUS  110CUSTOMER SERVICE3
DIES 096CUMMINS ENGINES3
DIES 135INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS3

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Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Troubleshoot engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Repair engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the diesel powered Industry.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.