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Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER

Pathway: Applied Technology

More Options: Classroom Based

Program Length: 5 Semesters

Location: Centennial

Transferability: Non-transferable

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Why Choose Diesel Technology at PPCC

Through active industry partnerships and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of instructors, PPCC's Diesel Technology program can prepare you with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the medium and heavy duty diesel equipment, vehicle repair and parts-supply industry.

 

What kind of Salary Can You Expect?

Salary Outlook

+10

Careers in Diesel Technology are expected to have a 10% salary growth over the next 5 years.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2018

Job Growth

+12%

Careers in Diesel Technology are expected to have a 12% salary growth over the next 5 years.

Source: Colorado Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 2018

Diesel Classes You Might Take

Check out the classes you may take while studying Diesel Technology 

class 1

Focuses on maintaining a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop. Emphasis is placed on the proper use and care for hand, electric, air and hydraulic tools safely. Covers how to clean equipment properly, to handle and dispose of hazardous materials correctly, and to apply mandated regulations. Emphasis is also placed on proper lifting equipment.

class 2

Covers the theory of operation and repair of fuel injection systems. Provides laboratory assignments that involve disassembly, assembly, and service procedures on fuel system components.

class 3

Focuses on the student identifying and describing the many different types of diesel powered vehicles. Emphasis is placed on being able to research information in maintenance manuals and parts manuals along with demonstration of their abilities in properly identifying and select mechanical fasteners for a particular application. Specific coverage of precision fasteners, fuels, fluids as they relate to the diesel industry.

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Voices of PPCC

Alana Lipscomb

Voices of PPCC

Why would you want to pay double the cost for classes at a university that you can get at a community college for less? Spoiler alert: a lot of the professors who work at PPCC and PPCConline are also professors at other colleges and universities.

Alana Lipscomb
PPCC Graduate

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and use reference material found in the diesel industry

  • Inspect and service selective catalytic reduction components and diesel particulate filters

  • Interface with vehicle's on-board computer; perform diagnostic procedures using electronic service tool(s) (to include PC based software and/or data scan tools); determine needed action

  • Read and interpret electrical/electronic circuits using wiring diagrams

  • Use precision measuring tools as they apply to the diesel industry

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Diesel Technology Faculty Contact

Aaron Brown 
Aaron.Brown@ppcc.edu 
719-502-3443

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