Love to get your hands dirty? The Diesel Technology program at Highland Community College Technical Center may have just what you're looking for!

Responsibilities of trained diesel technicians are becoming more complex as more electronic components control engines. Students are trained to maintain, diagnose, and repair diesel engines. Much of the instruction is hands-on working in a "live" diesel shop. 

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offers entry-level Medium/Heavy Truck cerifications.  Toward the end of the program students will take the ASE Entry-Level Certification tests. ASE Entry-Level Certification can be thought of as the first step in building a career as a service professional  

Visit our diesel shop and meet our instructors. See if our Diesel Technology Program is what you're looking for!

Technical Center (Atchison)  785-442-6180

Western Center (Baileyville) 785-442-6240

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First Semester   Credits
DSL102 OSHA 10 1
DSL111 Fund./Operating Principles 4
DSL121 Engine Maintenance 2
DSL133 Diesel Engine I 5
DSL141 Welding and Fabrication Lab 2
  Total for First Semester 14
Second Semester    
DSL152 Fuel System Diagnosis/Repair 4
DSL162 Electrical/Electronics Systems 5
DSL172 Brakes 3
DSL182 Introduction to Hydraulics 3
  Total for Second Semester 15
  Total for First Year 29
Third Semester    
DSL201 Shop Safety II 1
DSL212 Advanced Engine Overhaul 3
DSL222 Adv. Electronic Diagnosis/Repair 5
DSL232 Hydraulic Diagnosis/Repair 3
  Total for Third Semester 12
Fourth Semester    
DSL251 Electronic-Computer Diag./Repair 3
DSL261 Air Conditioning Diag./Repair 3
DSL272 Suspension and Steering 3
DSL275 Diesel Management 3
DSL281 Transmission Overhaul/Diagnosis 3
DSL291 Advanced Clutch & Power Train 3
  Total for Fourth Semester 18
  Total for Second Year 30
  Total Credits for Certificate 59
DSL295 Occupational Work Experience



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