Diesel Technology One-Semester 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.


First Semester Hours
DEMR 1301
Shop Safety & Procedures
DEMR 1405
Basic Electrical Systems
DEMR 1406
Diesel Engine I
DEMR 1421
Power Train I
Total 15

Gainful Employment

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To learn more, please contact us.

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

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.