To enroll, students must have a high school diploma or GED
certificate and a valid drivers license.
The Diesel Technology AAS degree program has special admission
requirements and enrollment limits. The first step to entering
this program is to take the college’s free placement test and
meet with KCC Student Services staff. Placement tests can be
scheduled by calling the KCC Learning Resources Center at 541-
880-2206. There are entry-level expectations for skill levels in
reading, writing and mathematics. If students have questions
about the requirements, they may call KCC Student Services at
541-882-3521. Failure to complete the placement test will delay
entry into the Diesel Technology Program.
For admission to the program, an application is required. This is
a separate step from the testing and assessment steps. Diesel
Technology Program Application packets are available from KCC,
Career Technical Center, Building 5. Enrollment in this program
is limited, and there is an early deadline for applications.
Applications must be returned to KCC before the published
application deadlines. Applications must be complete and
include the $25 application fee. Applications will be scored and
applicants will be notified whether the application is accepted
or declined. All accepted applicants must attend the Diesel
Technology Orientation as a prerequisite to beginning the
program. We recommend that students contact KCC Student
Services at 541-882-3521 for details if they are considering the
Diesel Technology AAS degree.
Course of study
The AAS Diesel Technology program design provides students with
the skills they need by clearly identifying the learner outcomes that
are developed through Oregon skill sets and national certification
requirements. Students will receive preparation in eight areas
of Automotive Service of Excellence. These areas include diesel
engine, drive train, brakes, suspensions and steering, electronic
systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, preventive
maintenances and inspection, and gasoline engines. Students
will perform computations for engine displacement, gear ratios,
electrical circuits, power output, and vehicle alignment. Class
instruction will incorporate employability skills such as proper
professional attire, customer and team relations, safe work
practices, and the use of precision diagnostic tools. The instruction
will place the student in a learning community that will provide
them the experiences to achieve academic, technical and career
related skills. Each student will use deductive reasoning where
they will apply general rules to specific problems and produce
conclusions through lab simulated work conditions.
Students must complete a minimum of 95 credit hours. No more
than 108 credit hours may be applied to the degree.