Diesel & Power Systems Technology

The Diesel and Power Systems Technology program offers education and training in the ever-changing field of diesel power technology and its related applications. The SRC program takes great pride in the fact that students are exposed to a wide variety of brands of diesel equipment. The two-year program has prepared hundreds of students for employment in the fast-paced industry of diesel power. Small class size and fully equipped labs allow students the opportunity to gain quality hands-on experience.

Certificates and Degrees

Nature of Work

Diesel service technicians repair and maintain the diesel engines that power transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses, and locomotives. Some diesel technicians also work on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines. Service technicians are expected to diagnose and repair machinery. This program is part of the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Implement dealership service technician
  • Diesel repair shop owner/operator
  • Diesel and power systems research and development
  • Locomotive service technician
  • Marine service technician
  • Trucking company service technician

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Faculty

joseph clemens
Joseph Clemens​
joseph.clemens@src.edu

aaron mayall
Aaron Mayall
aaron.mayall@src.edu

todd thompson
Todd Thompson
todd.thompson@src.edu​​

AAS Degree​​

​Diesel and Power Systems Technology: 70-71.5 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
DTT101Engine Systems I3
DTT102Engine Systems II3
DTT104Starting Circuits3
DTT105D.C. Charging & Other Circuits3
DTT130Parts Department Procedures1
CSC101Introduction to Computer Applications3
 General Education Electives3
  19
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
DTT125Tractor Overhaul9
DTT230Intro. to Hydraulics & Pneumatics3
DTT235Introduction to Transmissions3
Choose one of the following Communications Elective:3
GT 162Communication Skills(3)
ENG101Composition I(3)
  18
Summer Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
DTT140Harvesting Equipment2
DTT145Vehicular Air Cond. Sys. Operations2.5
WEL100Introduction to Welding2
  6.5
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
DTT150Dealership Management3
DTT215Supervised Coop Experience I4
DTT225Introduction to Diesel3
DTT240Advanced Diesel*4
 Health Science Electives2
  16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
DTT220Supervised Coop Experience II4
DTT245Advanced Hydraulics*4
DTT250Advanced Transmissions*2.5
HS 110Safety & the Workplace1
 Math Electives (GT 150 or higher)3
  14.5
*Only two of the following must be successfully completed – DTT240, DTT245, DTT250.

Certificates​​

Preventive Maintenance Certificate: 21.5 Credit Hours

Credit Hrs.
Part 1 
CDT100Commercial Driver Training I4
CDT102Commercial Driver Training II3
CDT104Commercial Driver Training III3
Part 2 
DTT104DC Charging & other Circuits3
DTT230Intro. to Hydraulics & Pneumatics3
DTT145Vehicular Air Cond. Sys. Operations2.5
 Approved Elective3
Note: Part 1 may take some students additional time to complete. It is suggested that Part 2 not commence until State CDL road testing is completed. However, in some cases, this exception may be waived.

Rail Transportation & Power System Technology Certificate: 34 Credit Hours

Credit Hrs.
DTT204U.S. Railroad History3
DTT107Locomotive Engine Systems6
DTT144Intro. to Electricity
3
DTT154Locomotive Circuits3
DTT150Dealership Management3
DTT230Intro. to Hydraulics & Pneumatics3
GT 150Applied Math3
CSC101Introduction to Computer Applications3
HS 110Safety & the Workplace1
WEL100Introduction to Welding2
WEL102MIG Welding4