Diesel Technology Program

The Diesel Technology program is designed to provide training in the repair and maintenance of agricultural, over-the-road diesel trucks and off-road diesel power units.  The Diesel Mechanics graduates will be trained in entry level skills of mechanical, electrical, fuel systems, power trains, brake systems, air conditioning, welding and hydraulics. Upon completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree.

Course Schedule

Diesel Technology A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-743 Technical Math*
3.0
DSL-323 Intro to Diesel Technology
3.0
DSL-426 Intro to Medium & Heavy Duty Electronics
3.0
DSL-427 Advanced Medium & Heavy Duty Electronics
3.0
DSL-634 Service Tractor Trailer Pneumatic Brakes
3.0
DSL-620 Semi Tractor Trailer Suspension & Alignment
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DSL-357 Diesel Engines I
3.0
DSL-358 Diesel Engines II
3.0
DSL-445 Diesel Fuel Systems
3.0
DSL-804 Agricultural & Commercial Equipment Maintenance
3.0
DSL-547 Agricultural Power Train
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities/Social Science Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DSL-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DSL-840 Diesel Operations & Maintenance I
3.0
DSL-841 Diesel Operations & Maintenance II
3.0
DSL-403 Electronic Engine Control I
3.0
DSL-413 Electronic Engine Control II
3.0
DSL-850 On-Board Communication Systems
3.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
XXX-XXX Communications Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 20.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
DSL-838 Diesel Automotive Systems
3.0
DSL-615 Mobile Hydraulic Systems
3.0
DSL-743 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
3.0
DSL-545 Power Train Maintenance & System Procedures
3.0
DSL-835 Commercial Drivers License
2.0
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
 
Diesel Technology A.A.S Degree Hours: 78.0

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Instructors

Cory Beck 515-574-1939 beck@iowacentral.edu  
Mike Becker 515-574-1921 becker@iowacentral.edu  
AJ Langenwalter 515-574-1928 langenwalter@iowacentral.edu