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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Diesel Mechanics Technology
Career Studies Certificate MA

Purpose:  This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of diesel equipment repair and provide instruction in hydraulic systems, diesel engine overhaul and tune-up, electrical circuits, power train maintenance and fuel injection. The curriculum provides practical training and the option of on-the-job experience through cooperative education. Graduates will have a background in basic diesel equipment technology principles. The program prepares graduates for employment in the following areas: diesel equipment repair, diesel truck repair, supervisor, shop foreman, heavy duty repair, purchasing agent, salesperson, power train repair, fuel injection repair, diesel engine repair, automotive diesel repair, and marine diesel repair.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
DSL 111 Introduction to Diesel Engine 2
1DSL 141 Transportation Electrical Systems I 2
DSL 153 Power Trains 3
DSL 155 Heavy duty Suspension and Service 3
ENG 111 College Composition I or 3
  ENG  131  Technical Report Writing  
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   14
2nd Semester
DSL 123 Diesel Engine Systems I 2
DSL 143 Diesel Truck Electrical Systems 4
DSL 160 Air Brake Systems 3
DSL 150 Mobile Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 2
Total   14
Total credits for the Diesel Mechanics Technology Career Studies Certificate=28

1 AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I may be substituted for DSL 141

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.