Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Diesel Truck Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
ACE program – 17 months in length.

The Diesel Truck Technology program gives graduates training in diesel truck and diesel-powered equipment maintenance and repair. Courses include engine repair, welding, electricity and electronics, air conditioning, powertrains, mechanical and electronic fuel systems, air brakes, truck and trailer suspensions, and trailer service and repair.

Career opportunities: shop technicians; shop foremen; sales associates and sales managers; service managers; parts technicians and parts managers.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

DSL-355

Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines

3

AGM-124

Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

DSL-345

Truck Engines

3

AGM-113

Hydraulics I

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

18

Term 2-Spring

DSL-143

Fundamentals of Electricity

3

AGM-406

Fundamentals of Power Transfer

3

DSL-543

Truck Clutches

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

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Communications Course

3

 

 

17

Term 3-Summer

DSL-802

Trailer Servicing

3

DSL-308

Cooling Systems

2

DSL-156

Truck Electronics

3

DSL-630

Air Brakes and ABS

2

DSL-642

Steering and Suspension

2

WEL-331

Welding Fundamentals

2

 

 

14

Term 4-Fall

AGM-932

Internship

2

DSL-424

EFI Engine Systems

4

AGM-414

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

2

AGM-422

Diesel Fuel Systems

4

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

64

Additional Information
A commercial driver's license (CDL) is recommended for Kirkwood's Diesel programs. Students can take Kirkwood's Continuing Education CDL driving program offered at the end of the fall semester.

It is possible upon graduation of Diesel Truck Technology to take the required Diesel Agriculture Technology classes Kirkwood offers and attain a second degree in a minimal amount of time. See an advisor for further details.

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