Less-Than-One-Year Certificate of Completion
The Career Pathway Certificate in Diesel Technician: Electrical/Electronic Specialist (12 credits) is designed to prepare students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) test for ASE area T6: Electrical/Electronic Systems and the 609 Federal Refrigeration Test. Students who pass the assessment and possess the associated work experience become eligible for ASE certification.
Students completing the Career Pathway Certificate gain a competitive advantage when applying for specialty-level positions in the vehicle maintenance and repair industry. The certificate is designed to apply coursework directly to the AAS in Diesel Technology. This alignment allows students to build on program completion while pursuing additional educational goals.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
- Summarize basic electrical theory and components.
- Explain diesel wiring diagrams and their navigation.
- Summarize basic diesel electrical systems, batteries, starting and charging systems, lighting systems, and electrical accessory systems and components.
- Use DVOM/DMM and applicable testing equipment to diagnose, test, and service systems.
For admission to the program, an application is required. This is a separate step from the testing and assessment steps. Application packets are available from KCC Admissions and on the KCC website. Enrollment in this program is limited, and there is an early deadline for applications.
Applications must be complete and returned to KCC before the beginning of the term. Applications will be scored, and applicants will be notified whether the application is accepted or declined. All accepted applicants must attend a diesel technology orientation as a prerequisite to beginning the program.
Students should contact Jeff Rush at (541) 880-2326 or (541) 880-2212 for details if they are considering the Diesel Technology AAS degree.