Are you interested in a career in diesel power? SVC's exceptional technology program will give you the skills you need to get a great job in this varied and interesting field.
Options in the Diesel Power Technology program combine classroom theory with real experience. You will work in a large modern shop, equipped with the latest computer and electronic components.
Diesel Power Technology, Associate in Technical Arts degree, 2-year program
Diesel Power Technology Certificate, on completion of diesel technical courses and a limited number of specific general credits
Individual Technical Certificate, developed with permission of the instructor, focusing on particular specialties in the program
Program Learning Outcomes:
Graduates of the Diesel Power Technology program will
Be prepared with the skills and knowledge required for successful entry-level employment in the diesel power industry.
Understand and apply safe working practices in the lab/shop environment; properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials typically found in a shop environment.
Apply fundamentals of diesel service training, including the basics of diagnostics and repair, pre-delivery inspection and warranty repair procedures.
Demonstrate the skills needed to troubleshoot and repair the following mechanical systems: electronics, hydraulics, power train, engines, brakes, power transmission, pneumatics, and chassis systems.
Demonstrate the ability to accurately document work performed.
Perform repair procedures using proper hand and power tools in a safe manner.
Operate precision diagnostic and repair equipment.
Have the ability to access service and parts information via all industry formats including print, CD-ROM and the Internet.
Understand and practice good communication and public relations skills with customers and colleagues.
Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills.
You May Study
Diagnosis & Repair of:
Diesel Engine Diagnosis & Repair
In-frame Engine Rebuilding
Computerized Vehicle Systems
Customer Service Techniques
Tune Up – All Major Systems
Preventative Maintenance – All Major Systems
Why Skagit Valley College?
Large well-equipped diesel shop
Up-to-date computer lab facilitates working electronically
Highly experienced instructors with years of experience in the diesel industry
Hands-on experience working with late-model vehicles and engines
Many of today's diesel systems are electronically controlled, so the demand for highly trained technicians is greater than ever. Your career choices include: diagnosis and repair of heavy trucks, industrial and agricultural machinery, transit, marine, or generator power sets. All over the world, increasingly complex diesel technologies are driving a demand for trained technicians.
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