Diesel 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: 63

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Summary

Required Courses

63

Total Hours

63


Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CAPP 120

Introduction to Computers

3

COMX 102

Interprsnl Skills in Workplace

1

DST 120

Electrical Systems

8

DST 128

Engine Service I

4

DST 135

Power Trains

7

DST 221

Brakes Suspn and Undercarr

6

DST 225

Hydraulics

6

DST 229

Engine Service II

7

DST 230

Air Conditioning

3

DST 231

Fuel Systems

5

DST 235

Advanced Power Trains

2

M 111

Technical Mathematics

3

MCH 115

Related Metals Processes III

3

WLDG 101

Welding Fund Auto Tech/Diesel

2

WRIT 121

Intro to Technical Writing

3

Total Hours

63

Minimum Required Grade: C-