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Diesel Powered Equipment Technology, TD

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Program Mission

The mission of the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as entry-level diesel technicians. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and lifting equipment. The content includes, but is not limited to, disassembling engines, repairing and replacing parts, fuel injection systems, cooling systems, and lubrication systems pertinent to engine operation. Included are diagnosing and repair of electrical, steering and suspension systems, brakes, power trains, hydraulic systems and air conditioners in mobile and construction equipment. Students will also become proficient in the use of technical service materials, both written and computerized versions. Safety and preventive maintenance are also included in the curriculum. The program is nationally accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and encourages students to seek Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications upon completion of the program.

Program Goals

  • To encourage students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners within the industry
  • To provide a continuous supply of qualified technicians to meet growing industry needs

Program Learning Outcomes

All graduates of the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work around potential safety hazards such as rotating equipment, lifting and suspension equipment used in the industry.
  • Demonstrate the technical proficiency in the skills necessary to enter the workplace as an entry-level technician.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others in the field as a diesel technician and display a professional attitude towards the profession.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Diploma in Diesel Powered Equipment Technology from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have earned two-thirds of credits in degree-required major courses at SLCC and have no more than 50 percent of total degree-required credits from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 42

  • DPET Courses 42 Credits

Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 45


Curriculum Guide

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

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