Certificate | SC Program: CT.3134

This curriculum prepares the student for entry into the mechanic trade related to heavy equipment and diesel engines. Award of apprenticeship credit for completion of the program will depend on the employer, local union regulations, aptitude of student, as well as the curriculum completed.

This certificate is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of the listed requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this certificate.

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Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

A program map shows all the required and recommended courses you need to graduate and a suggested order in which you should take them. The suggested sequence of courses is based on enrollment and includes all major and general education courses required for the degree.

Fall Semester, First Year

16.5 Units Total
ENGL 1A
M 4
College Composition
ENGL 1A
Units 4
This course develops the reading, critical thinking, and writing skills necessary for academic success, emphasizing expository and argumentative writing as well as research and documentation skills. As a transferable course, it presupposes that students already have a substantial grasp of grammar, syntax, and organization, and that their writing is reasonably free from errors. A research paper is required for successful completion of this course. This course may be offered in a distance learning format.
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INDE 1
M 1
Career Plan/Industrial Tech
INDE 1
Units 1
Career opportunities and training requirements in Industrial Technology will be examined as well as small business employment and entrepreneurship. Students will be assisted in identifying career and business opportunities and developing career goals. This class is required of all Industrial Technology majors. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 48
M 3.5
Hydraulics
DIES 48
Units 3.5
A study of the theory, application, and component parts of a hydraulic system. This course will emphasize fundamentals in dismantling, inspection, and troubleshooting hydraulic components and complete systems. Closed-loop application, inspection and troubleshooting will be studied. This course is required for all Diesel Technology, Welding Technology, and Equipment Operations and Maintenance majors. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 160
M 4
Diesel Engine Electronic Control
DIES 160
Units 4
This course will cover electronic diesel engine control systems as related to testing, calibrating and diagnostic procedures. The use of industry software generated computer programs will be utilized.
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DIES 164
M 4
Beginning Diesel Engines
DIES 164
Units 4
Diesel fuel systems, composition of fuels, combustion chamber design, manifolds, fuel and air filters, fuel transfer pumps, fuel-injection pumps and injectors are taught in this class. Mechanical and electronic fuel controls will be analyzed. The student will learn testing, calibrating and diagnostic procedures, using modern test equipment. Performance analysis of diesel engines as related to the California Air Resources Board Heavy Duty Vehicle Smoke and Tampering Inspection Program as mandated by Senate Bill 1997 of 1988 will be covered. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Spring Semester, First Year

15 Units Total
DIES 49
Pre. M 3
Advanced Hydraulics
DIES 49
Units 3
This course will emphasize the application of cylinders and motors used to control fluid power systems. Hydraulic-pneumatic circuitry, maintenance, repair, and closed loop drivers will be covered. Recommended for Equipment Operations and Maintenance, production, agriculture, and diesel majors. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 166
Pre. M 6
Diesel Engines
DIES 166
Units 6
This course is an in-depth study of various diesel engines, theory of design, operation and application. This lab will provide training in the disassembly and inspection of diesel engines, practical assembly procedures and technical analysis of engine services. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 161
M 2
Diesel Technology Field Training
DIES 161
Units 2
This course is designed to prepare the student for a career in the diesel technology field. Classroom instruction will include work-site expectations, interview techniques, and assessment of work performance. The student will be placed with local industry at various diesel repair facilities to expose them to actual industry standards. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 170
M 4
Heavy Duty Braking Systems
DIES 170
Units 4
This course will cover the basic design and repair of foundation brakes and air systems pertaining to heavy duty vehicles. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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Fall Semester, Second Year

14 Units Total
DIES 162
M 4
Heavy Duty Drive Train
DIES 162
Units 4
This course covers shop practices in service, repair, adjustment, and preventive maintenance of heavy duty drive trains. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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WELD 70
M 3
Beginning Welding
WELD 70
Units 3
Note: Students must provide safety glasses and welding gloves, and those materials which are of continuing value outside of the classroom setting. This cost will be explained at the first class meeting.

A beginning course designed for the student interested in acquiring basic welding skills to be used in a trade or service occupation. Emphasis is placed on oxyacetylene and arc welding in all positions. A portion of this course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 169
Pre. M 3
Adv Electrncs & Emissions Mgmt
DIES 169
Units 3
This is an advanced course that covers the computerized diesel engine management systems and emissions packages found on current medium and heavy duty trucks. Students will gain real world experience by testing, analyzing, and repairing these systems. This course may be offered in a distance education format.
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DIES 94
M 1
Worksite Learning/Diesel Tech
DIES 94
Units 1
Limitation on Enrollment: Financial aid students must maintain concurrent enrollment in seven (7) units which include worksite learning units. Students not receiving financial aid do not need to enroll in other courses in order to participate in Worksite Learning Classes.

The Diesel Technology Worksite Learning course allows the student to gain on-the-job experience through employment/volunteerism at an approved diesel technology job site that is acquired by the student and related to the student's major. A faculty member supervises all WSL courses to ensure that the work experience is of educational value. The course stresses good work habits and meeting of competencies through actual on-the-job performance. A student may earn up to 16 units through repeating this course since course content varies and skills are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice. A maximum of 8 units may be earned in a single semester.
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MATH 73
M 3
Contemporary Math for Technical Fields
MATH 73
Units 3
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra as determined by Multiple Measure, or Math Placement Level 4 or higher.

This course is designed to equip Career Technical Education students with college-level mathematical competencies required in today's workplace. Topics include college-level algebra, measurement units and conversion, estimation, solid figures, geometry, trigonometry, basic statistics, and probability. This course will promote quantitative reasoning through the use of mathematical applications and modeling with an emphasis on CTE topics. These applications and modeling will be reinforced by using requisite tools utilized by CTE courses to enhance students' visualization and problem-solving development.
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Please see a counselor to discuss options for meeting general education requirements for transfer to California State Universities (CSU) and/or University of California (UC) campuses, as well as any specific additional courses that may be required by your chosen institution of transfer.

*Alternative Courses: Please see a Shasta College counselor for alternative course options. You can also view the following to find other courses to meet degree/certificate requirements:

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