Diesel Service Technology - Program Overview
The diesel service technician repairs and maintains diesel engines and component support systems. PCC’s diesel service technology program prepares you for entry-level positions in the industry.
When you enter the Diesel Service Technology Program you will get first hand experience working on the latest industry products with the latest industry tooling and software. Some of our on-site equipment includes:
- Over 50 diesel engines, 12 of which are computer controlled.
- Fifty heavy-duty transmissions and several differentials.
- Eleven trucks, one equipped with computer-controlled engines, with a world-class Allison, computer-controlled transmission.
- Three backhoes.
- Two Bobcat skid steers.
- Three forklifts.
- Hundreds of individual components.
- Five shop PCs loaded with the latest diagnostic software.
PCC's diesel shop is a 17,000-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art equipment and tooling. The shop is surrounded by five classrooms and labs where you can learn "hands on" how to diagnose and repair today's complex systems. We have a staffed tool room with all of the latest specialty equipment.
Costs and Tools
You are required to buy the tools listed on the Required Tool Set. Cost of tools will vary depending on the tool vendor. You are welcome to purchase your tools from where ever you would like. Please contact tool vendors directly for a current quote.
Snap-on brand tools may be purchased, or charged against your financial aid, through the PCC- Rock Creek bookstore. To purchase Snap-on tools, obtain a signed 'Snap-on Proof of Registration' form from a Diesel Department staff or faculty member.
Courses in this program may be taken in any order. You are welcome to begin the program in any of the diesel classes currently being offered. The Course Planning Guide can help give you an idea of what classes will be offered which terms.
Note: Most diesel courses are offered as a two modular sequence. Example: DS 103 Fuel Injection Systems 6cr. and DS 203 Fuel Inject. Syst. Diagnostics 6cr. Students should register for BOTH modules, as the 1XX session runs the first half of the term and the 2XX session runs the second half of the term. The only exception to this is the DS 101 Engine Rebuild class which is a 12 cr. class in itself, and runs the entire length of the term. See the current term schedule for details.
Certificate and Degree requirements
A list of the required courses for completion of the AAS Degree, and the Two-year certificate can be viewed and printed from the links below: