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Diesel Technology AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  68
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to DIE TECH Cohort and hold a current and valid driver's license, or instructor consent.

Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Diesel Technology AAS Degree prepares students for employment as diesel technicians with an array of career opportunities within the industry. A typical graduate will seek employment with an equipment dealer, equipment rental company, or a heavy highway construction company. Students receive training applicable for serving and repairing all types of diesel equipment.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/Diesel_and_Heavy_Equipment_Technology/Gedt.html

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Diesel Technology AAS Degree (68 credits)

Prerequisites
Students must be admitted to DIE TECH Cohort and hold a current and valid driver's license, or instructor consent.

General Education Requirements (19)

Written Communications (3)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
Select a COM course, or an AGEC course.

Art and Humanities (3)
Select an Art, Humanities, Literature, Music, Philosophy or Theater course numbered 100 or above, or an AGEC course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select an Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology course numbered 100 or above, or an AGEC course.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a Biological and Physical Lab Science course numbered 100 or above, or an AGEC Science Lab course.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT106 Technical Math I (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (46)
DIE116 Introduction to Diesel Technology (3)
DIE132 Diesel Engines and Fuel Systems (8)
DIE133 Diesel Power Trains (8)
DIE215 Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems (8)
DIE216 Diesel Hydraulic Systems (8)
DIE222 Mobile Refrigeration (3)
DIE118 Computer Systems for Equipment
Technicians (3)

Select one:
HEO100 Introduction to Heavy Equipment Operations (5)
OR
HEO121 Heavy Equipment Operations I (5)


Other Requirements:
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
OR
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy or higher (3)

Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.

This AAS Degree requires 68 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Model safe procedures in the workplace, per OSHA. (CSLO #2)
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of diesel engine and fuel system design and operation used in Heavy Equipment. (CSLO #2)
3. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to diesel engines and fuel systems used in Heavy Equipment.(CSLO #4)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of power train and chassis system design and operation used in Heavy Equipment.(CSLO #2)
5. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to power train and chassis systems used in Heavy Equipment.(CSLO#4)
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the fundamentals of hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems used in Heavy Equipment. (CSLO #2 & #4)
7. (Analysis Level) Diagnose and repair malfunctions related to hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems used in Heavy Equipment.(CSLO #4)
8. (Application Level) Operate Heavy Equipment in accordance with the operator's handbook.(CSLO #2 & #4)
9. (Application Level) Recondition Heavy Equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's service and repair manual. (CSLO #2 & #4)
Standards for Program
Students will be tested in written form such as quizzes, tests, mid terms, and final exams to prove understanding of learning outcomes as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology attachment, effective 2014.