Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician (DTM1) Technical Certificate of Credit
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.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores, Georgia Milestones Literature/Composition or Georgia Milestones American Literature/Composition (for meeting English requirement only) or GED score of 145 or higher, or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a High School overall GPA of 2.0, a HOPE Scholarship GPA of 2.6 or higher after the completion of 10th grade, or have 2 years documented work experience in the subject area. 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 begins each Spring semester on the Coffee campus.
Experienced Worker Certification Form
This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.
|DIET 1000Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, & Safety
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture – 1.5 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 2 Pre-Requisite: Provisional Admission Co-Requisites: 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.
|DIET 1020Preventative Maintenance
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisites: 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.
|DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 4.5 Pre-Requisite: None Co-Requisites: 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 2020Truck Drive Trains
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 1.5 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: 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.
|Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems Option: Choose One of the Following (7 Hours)||7|
|DIET 1010Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 7.5 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisites: 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.
|OR Complete Both of the Following (7 Hours)||7|
|DIET 1011Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems I
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 2.5 Lab 3 - 3.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.
|DIET 1012Diesel Electrical and Electronic Systems II
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 1.5 Lab 3 - 3.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.
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