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Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall

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.

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Semester (Fall)
  AGM-113   Hydraulics I3
  AGM-124   Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics Technicians3
  DSL-345   Truck Engines3
  DSL-355   Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines3
  MAT-715   Industrial Math I3
  - - - - - -   Communication Elective3

18

Second Semester (Spring)
  AGM-406   Fundamentals of Power Transfer I3
  BUS-161   Human Relations3
  DSL-143   Fundamentals of Electricity3
  DSL-543   Truck Clutches3
  WEL-331   Welding Fundamentals2
  - - - - - - -   Communication Elective3

17

Third Semester (Summer)
  DSL-156   Truck Electronics3
  DSL-308   Cooling Systems2
  DSL-630   Air Brakes and ABS2
  DSL-642   Steering and Suspension2
  DSL-802   Trailer Servicing3
  IND-155   Microcomputer Applications2

14

Fourth Semester (Fall)
  AGM-414   Fundamentals of Air Conditioning2
  AGM-422   Diesel Fuel Systems4
  AGM-932   Internship2
  DSL-424   EFI Engine Systems4
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective3

15


Total Program Hours     64


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