Diesel & Heavy Duty Mechanics Technology

 

As one of the premier Diesel and Heavy Duty Technician Training Schools in Utah, Snow College offers its’ courses based on the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification areas.  Including:

  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Transmissions and Drive Trains
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Repair
  • Preventative Maintenance 
  • Hydraulics
  • Fuel Systems
  • Emissions Systems 

Students have two options:

  1. They may obtain Certificates of Proficiency or,
  2. an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology

Students who complete an AAS in Diesel & Heavy Duty Mechanics Technology will be expected to demonstrate that they:

  1. Have completed lab tasks outlined by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and Automotive Service Excellence (NATEF/ASE), and have completed 100% of priority one, 80% of priority two, and 60% of priority three tasks.
  2. Have basic knowledge of the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and their related fuel, ignition, and emissions systems. 
  3. Have basic knowledge of electrical theory including, the operation and function of electrical circuits, electrical components, and the diagnosis and repair of these circuits.
  4. Have basic knowledge of the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the drivetrain of trucks and heavy-duty equipment, ie: transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases, differentials, etc.
  5. Have basic knowledge of the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the suspension and braking systems of trucks and heavy-duty equipment. 
  6. Have basic knowledge of the operation, function, diagnosis, and repair of components used in the heating and air conditioning systems found in trucks and heavy-duty equipment.
  7. Upon graduation students will be prepared to take ASE certification tests to assist them in gaining quality employment in their desired field.

Diesel technicians have a wide variety of opportunities to apply their trade.  With so many heavy duty machines powered by Diesel, the field for this expertise is vast.  After completing the Diesel and Heavy Duty Mechanics program, students can expect rewarding careers as Diesel technicians in light duty and heavy duty trucking, mining equipment, off highway equipment, excavating machinery, construction equipment, trains, ships, etc.  With the right training and credentials, you have countless opportunities ahead of you for a worthwhile job.

 

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