Diesel Equipment Technology A.A.S.

Jim Headlee, Director

The mission of the Diesel Technology Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent diesel technicians and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs.

Students in the Diesel Technology program train to be diesel mechanics that repair diesel-powered trucks and heavy equipment. Students study hydraulics, electrical systems, fuel systems, power trains, air conditioning, brakes and suspension, engine theory, and engine diagnosis, beginning with basic principles and proceeding to an advanced level of system technology. Along with these core courses, students take classes in welding, machining, computers, communications, and math. Credit for independent study is available to those desiring additional instruction in diesel mechanics. Students who complete the program successfully are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree.

The program often has a waiting list. Prospective students are encouraged to apply one year prior to anticipated school attendance. Contact the Jim Headlee, Program Director, at 406-243-7648 or Jim.Headlee@umontana.edu for more information.

Associate of Applied Science - Diesel Technology

Missoula College

Degree Specific Credits: 66

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Diesel Equipment Technology - Required courses for Diesel Mechanics31
Diesel Equipment Technology - Required to achieve Certification in Diesel Mechanics33
Commercial Driver's Training
Total Hours64

Diesel Equipment Technology

Rule: Required courses for Diesel Mechanics

CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
COMX 102Interprsnl Skills in Workplace1
DST 120Electrical Systems8
DST 128Engine Service I4
DST 135Power Trains7
M 111Technical Mathematics3
MCH 115Related Metals Processes III3
WLDG 101Welding Fund Auto Tech/Diesel2
Total Hours31

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Diesel Equipment Technology

Rule: Required to achieve Certification in Diesel Mechanics

DST 221Brakes Suspn and Undercarr6
DST 225Hydraulics6
DST 229Engine Service II7
DST 230Air Conditioning3
DST 231Fuel Systems5
DST 235Advanced Power Trains2
WLDG 139Welding Maint & Repair -Diesel1
WRIT 121Intro to Technical Writing3
Total Hours33

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Commercial Driver's Training

Note: Commercial Driver's License (DCL) Elective non-credit.