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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Maintenance (Diesel)

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The purpose of the Maintenance certificate is to provide a part-time, evening option for students wishing to take classes in the Diesel Technology field. Interested students can complete just one class or all of them. Those classes marked with an (*) are applicable toward the diploma or AAS degree program.

For more information Diesel program, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/diesel.


These courses may be completed in any order, when available.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 22

*Classes marked with an * are applicable to the diploma and AAS degree in Diesel Technology .

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Books, supplies, estimated  350
Tools, required (entry level set of hand tools) estimated 3000

Approximate total for program: $6,672**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Diagnose mechanical and functional failures.
  • Remove, repair and install various components from diesel equipment.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Make recommendations concerning the repair and maintenance of machinery.
  • Order parts and submit repair bills and estimates for the repair of machinery.
  • Use special tools and equipment to diagnose the condition of machines, systems and components.
  • Plan and organize work requested to repair machines.
  • Use computers to retrieve information and service equipment.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Be goal-oriented.
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Be able to follow directions and work well with others.
  • Be able to use mechanical skills and apply theoretical knowledge.
  • Be able to grasp new ideas and concepts rapidly.
  • Ability to read and comprehend new information.
  • Ability to communicate with others in the industry.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Some positions require a Class A CDL license.
  • There is a minimum investment in tools.
  • Possess a strong personal commitment to succeed as a technician.
  • Average starting salary $23,940.

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