Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician - DTM1

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Coffee Campus

Program Overview

The Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician certificate program provides training in the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for employment as a maintenance technician on semi-trucks, trailers or other diesel equipment. The topics covered include diesel shop safety, tools and equipment, preventive maintenance procedures, truck brake systems, and truck drive trains.

 

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

**This program qualifies for the HOPE Career Grant (formerly Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG)).**

Please visit Georgia's HOPE Career Grant for more information.**

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (23 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course introduces basic knowledge and skills the student must have to succeed in the Diesel Equipment Technology field. Topics include an overview of diesel powered vehicles, diesel technology safety skills, basic tools and equipment, reference materials, measuring instruments, shop operation, mechanical fasteners, welding safety, and basic welding skills. Classroom and lab experiences on safety, precision measuring, and basic shop practices are highly emphasized.
Choose one of the following Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems Options (7 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1000

This course introduces students to electrical and electronic systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: general electrical system diagnosis, battery diagnosis and repair, starting system diagnosis and repair, charging system diagnosis and repair, lighting system diagnosis and repair, gauges and warning devices, and an introduction and familiarization with electrical and electronic systems.
Diesel Electronic Systems I and II (7 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1000

This course introduces students to diesel electrical and electronic systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics
include: general electrical systems diagnosis; battery diagnosis and repair; starting system diagnosis and repair; and basic lighting diagnosis
and repair.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1011

This course continues the study of electrical and electronic systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include:
advanced lighting diagnosis; charging system diagnosis and repair; gauges and warning devices; and related electrical systems and
diagnosis.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1010

This course introduces preventive maintenance procedures pertaining to medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: engine systems; cab and hood; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical and electronics; frame and chassis.
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1000, DIET 1010

This course introduces air and hydraulic brake systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Classroom theory on brake systems along Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is strongly emphasized. Topics include: introduction to hydraulic systems and safety; air brakes air supply and system service; air brakes mechanical service; parking brakes; hydraulic brake system and service; hydraulic brakes mechanical service; hydraulic brakes power assist units; anti lock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC); and wheel bearings.
DIET
2020
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: DIET 1000, DIET 1010

This course introduces drive train systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Topics include: clutches, transmissions, drive shafts and universal joints, and drive axles.

 

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Related Program Options:

Automotive Fundamentals Diploma
Automotive Technology Diploma
Automotive Engine Performance Technician TCC
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Technician Specialist TCC
Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist TCC

Advisors

Ashley Merritt
Diesel Mechanics Instructor
Email:
Campus: Coffee Campus