A Diesel Equipment Mechanic Class

Diesel Equipment Mechanic

28-credit Technical Diploma

Diesel mechanics are tasked with fixing and maintaining diesel engines, systems and components. Discover the fundamentals of diesel equipment and maintenance repair, learn to diagnose problems, and make necessary adjustments and repairs to diesel vehicles. Receive training in diesel engines, suspension and steering, preventative maintenance, and electrical and electronic systems. Graduates of this program can continue on the pathway to obtain an associate degree in Diesel Equipment Technology or begin working in the industry.

  • Prepare for jobs such as automotive technician, service technician, mechanic or express technician.
  • Credits earned in the 28-credit Diesel Equipment Mechanic program can be applied to the 60-credit Diesel Equipment Technology program.

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Program Code 31-412-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-100 Preventative Maint and Inspect3  
 412-101 Fund Diesel Elec/Electron Sys3  
 412-102 Diesel Brakes and Air Systems4  
 442-103 Heavy Equip Welding Fund2  
 804-107 College Mathematics3+ 
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 412-106 Diesel Elec Sys Diagnostics3  
 412-107 Heavy Duty Drivetrains4  
 412-108 Diesel Engine Tech2  
 890-108 Employment Success1+ 
 809-199 Psychology of Human Relations3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.