Diesel Technology One-Year Certificate (Level One)

Certificate Plan

This program follows a structured schedule, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.
Classes are held at TC @ TexAmericas Center which is near Red River Army Depot outside of New Boston, Texas.

The Diesel Technology certificate program offers a number of career options by providing students the opportunity to earn a one-year certificate. Most of our students go directly into the workforce as technicians while some go on to start their own business. A background in Auto and diesel technology can be a valuable asset in a number of careers; service technician, diesel parts counter tech, custom service/diagnostics, and fleet service maintenance. The Auto/Diesel technology program consists of 42 hours of coursework and commonly takes three semesters to complete when taken during the day. The range of study varies from shop safety to failure analysis. The courses in Diesel Technology are:

 

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
DEMR 1301
Shop Safety & Procedures
3 LEAD 1100
Workforce Development with Critical Thinking
1
DEMR 1405
Basic Electrical Systems
4 DEMR 1410
Diesel Engine Testing & Repair I
4
DEMR 1406
Diesel Engine I
4 DEMR 2412
Diesel Engine Testing & Repair II
4
DEMR 1421
Power Train I
4 DEMR 1317
Basic Brake Systems
3
DEMR 1323
HVAC Troubleshooting & Repair
3
Total 15   Total 15

 

Third Semester Hours      
DEMR 2332
Electronic Controls
3
DEMR 1449
Diesel Engine II
4
DEMR 2334
Advanced Tune-Up & Troubleshooting
3
DEMR 2266
Practicum – Diesel Mechanics
2
Total
Total Hours
12
42
     

 

Gainful Employment

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To learn more, please contact us.

David Lipscomb
Program Coordinator, Diesel Technology
(903) 823-3389
email
Brandon Washington
Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education
(903) 823-3232
email

Diesel Technology Course Descriptions

DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures

A study of shop safety, rules, basic shop tools, and test equipment.

DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I

An introduction to the basic principles of diesel engines and systems.

DEMR 1317 Basic Brake Systems

Basic principles of brake systems of diesel powered equipment. Emphasis on maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting.

DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems

Basic principles of electrical systems of diesel powered equipment with emphasis on starters, alternators, and batteries.

DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I

An introduction to testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems and specialized tools.

DEMR 1421 Power Train I

Fundamentals repair and theory of power trains including clutches, transmissions, drive shafts, and differentials. Emphasis on inspection and repair

DEMR 1449 Diesel Engine II

An in-depth coverage of disassembly, repair, identification, evaluation, and reassembly of diesel engines.

DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair

Introduction to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning theory, testing, and repair. Emphasis on refrigerant reclamation, safety procedures, specialized tools, and repairs.

DEMR 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience): Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting

Advanced concepts and skills required for tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines. Emphasis on the science of diagnostics with a common sense approach.

DEMR 2412 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II

Continuation of Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I. Coverage of testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems and specialized tools.

DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls

Advanced skills in diagnostic and programming techniques of electronic control systems.