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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.
Before You Apply
1) Students must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
2) Students must have a valid driver's license.
For KCC Admission:
1) Complete your KCC Admissions form here.
2) Apply for Financial Aid here.
3) Schedule your *placement test.
4) Schedule your Orientation/Advising/Registration.
For Admission to the Diesel Technology Program (AAS):
1) Complete the Diesel Technology Program Application (available at KCC Career Technical Education office in Building 5).
2) Applications must be returned to KCC before published application deadlines.
3) Applications must be complete and include the $25 application fee.
4) Applications will be scored and applicants will be notified whether the application is accepted or declined.
5) All accepted applicants must attend the Diesel Technology Orientation as a prerequisite to beginning the program.
6) If you are considering the Diesel Technology AAS degree, we recommend that students contact Admissions at 541-880-2336 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*There are entry-level expectations for skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics. If students have questions about the requirements, they may call the KCC Student Services Help Desk at 541-882-3521. Failure to complete the placement test will delay entry into the Diesel Technology Program.