Feb 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Diesel Technology, AAS


This is the parent program for the Diesel Technology, 2-yr Certificate  

Total Program Credits: 107-108

Program Length: Two Years

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements   

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151, reat@lanecc.edu

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose To prepare the graduate for employment in occupations such as heavy equipment technician and highway truck technician. Possible job opportunities are available with truck fleets, logging fleets, heavy construction companies, OEM dealerships, road construction contractors, parts sales, general heavy equipment repair shops, agriculture fleets and repair shops.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Diesel Technology requirements will:

  • Access library, computing, and communications services and obtain information and data from regional and national networks.
  • Identify and explain various technologies used in the repair of on- and off-highway vehicles.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
  • Demonstrate math skills using formulas to find force, pressure, area, and volume.
  • Use lab station simulators to diagnose and troubleshoot system components.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment, to diagnose diesel fuel systems and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary applications including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and power generation.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment, to diagnose brake systems and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary applications including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and power generation.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment, to diagnose power train systems and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary applications including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and power generation.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment to diagnose hydraulic systems and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary hydraulic systems including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and plant hydraulics.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment, to diagnose diesel electrical systems and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary applications including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and power generation.
  • Demonstrate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures including: testing, disassembly, failure analysis, assembly and operation using industry standard tooling and equipment, to diagnose diesel engines and components found on highway trucks, off highway vehicles and stationary applications including construction equipment, agriculture equipment, marine applications, truck equipment and power generation.

Accreditation Diesel Technology, evaluated and accredited by the Association of Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF). Membership: Northwest Diesel Industry Council (NDC) and Oregon Trucking Association (OTA).

Admission Information See lanecc.edu/advtech/ds or contact the Advanced Technology Division, AdvTechPrograms@lanecc.edu

Advising   advtechprograms@lanecc.edu

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Through Co-op, students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. Under the supervision of the Diesel Technology Co-op Coordinator and with instructor consent, a maximum of 18 Co-op credits in DS 280 may be earned in lieu of required Diesel Technology course credits.   Contact Cooperative Education at https://www.lanecc.edu/cooped/contact

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Specialty Oregon Lane County
Mobile Heavy Machinery Mechanics 239 23
Farm Equipment Mechanics 142 0
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2968  53
Bus and Truck Mechanical/Diesel Specialists 440 60
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics 421 38
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 1 63 0
Industrial Machinery Mechanics      484           43     
Totals: 4757 417

Wages

Lane County average hourly - $24.89; average annual - $51,780
Oregon average hourly - $25.19; average annual - $52,393 

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $2,099
Differential Fees*   $2,934
Instruments/Tools   $400
Program Specific Fees   $1,794
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $14,273
  Total Estimated Cost $21,500

 *Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See Courses .
  • Minimum placement score of 68 in Reading, or completion of RD 087  AND EL 115 , or prior college. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  •  If Math is taken through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed in order to meet the math requirement.

General Education


MTH 075  and MTH 085  must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses


CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.

Students must take the maximum credits listed for all DS and WLD courses with the exception of DS 280, which is optional.