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Diesel Technology AAS

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Two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program is designed to equip students with the skills they need by clearly identifying the learning outcomes that are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification requirements. Students will receive preparation in eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). These areas include diesel engine, drive train, brakes, suspensions and steering, electronic systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, preventive maintenance and inspection, and gasoline engines. Students will perform computations for engine displacement, gear ratios, electrical circuits, power output, and vehicle alignment.

Class instruction will incorporate employability skills, such as proper professional attire, customer and team relations, safe work practices, and the use of precision diagnostic tools. The instruction will place the student in a learning community that will provide them the experiences to achieve academic, technical, and career-related skills. Each student will learn to use deductive reasoning in order to apply general rules to specific problems and produce conclusions through lab-simulated work conditions.

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Credit for Prior Learning

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
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Special Accreditation Information

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Use computerized and printed materials to access topics related to the automotive service and repair procedures.
  • Perform computations for, but not limited to, gear ratios, cubic inch displacement, electrical circuits, alignment angles as well as conversion between U.S. and metric measuring systems.
  • Use precision measuring tools and equipment to measure (not limited to, but including) camshaft and crankshaft journals.
  • Use advanced diagnostic equipment to effectively diagnose and repair vehicles.
  • Apply industry safety standards by wearing the approved uniform and safety toed boots everyday while attending class and wearing safety glasses at all times while working in the lab.
  • Summarize the test standards and information in order to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills by creating a resume and cover letter.

Admission Requirements

This program has special admissions requirements. Please meet with and secure an admissions packet from Student Services staff.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 93

Required Courses

Student Success


Oral Communications

Students must select one course in this requirement.


Students must select one course in this requirement. For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


Students must select one course in this requirement. For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .

Arts and Letters

A minimum of three Arts and Letters credits are required from these options.


Social Sciences

A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Arts and Letters course options

Social Sciences course options

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