DET4 Diesel Equipment Technology, Diploma

Offered at the Flint River Campus and Butts Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 4 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 47

Program Description

The Diesel Equipment Technology diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the diesel equipment service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of truck, heavy equipment, or emergency power generator repair theory and practical application necessary for successful employment depending on the specialization area a student chooses to complete. Program graduates receive a Diesel Equipment Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level diesel equipment technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Program Courses

First Term

DIET 1000Intro Diesel Tech Tools&Safety


DIET 1010Diesel ELCT&Electronic Syst


Choose One: (Required)

COLL 1500Student Success



COMP 1000Intro to Computer Literacy


Total Credit Hours:3

Second Term

DIET 1030Diesel Engines


DIET 1040Diesel Truck&Heavy Equip HVAC


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Third Term

DIET 2010Truck Brake Systems


DIET 2020Truck Drivetrains


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


Fourth Term

DIET 1020Preventive Maintenance


DIET 2000Truck Steering&Suspension Syst


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I