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Master Automobile DieselCertificates

Gain Diesel Vehicle Repair Skills With a Diesel Mechanic Certificate at Aims.

Earning a certificate is a great way to explore a subject or build new career skills in less time than it takes to earn a degree. Aims offers a diesel technology certificate program covering everything you need to know to diagnose and repair diesel cars, light trucks and heavy equipment.

The courses from this certificate program can also serve as a starting point to begin a diesel mechanic associate degree program at Aims.

Diesel Automotive Certificate

This diesel technology certificate program teaches you how to diagnose and repair diesel engines. Study diesel mechanics and gain skills in diagnosing and repairing diesel engines and electrical, fuel, and diesel air induction and exhaust systems.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements:
Row Groupings First Semester: Credits
required

Focuses on maintaining a safe and clean working heavy duty diesel shop. Emphasis is placed on the proper use and care for hand, electric, air and hydraulic tools safely. Covers how to clean equipment properly, to handle and dispose of hazardous materials correctly, and to apply mandated regulations. Emphasis is also placed on proper lifting equipment. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

2
required

Covers safety instruction in the shop and on the automobile. Emphasis on the proper use and care of test equipment, precision measuring and machining equipment, gaskets, adhesives, tubing, wiring, jacks, presses, and cleaning equipment and techniques. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required
*students must complete 1 credit of DPM 1070 or ASE 1070
0 to 12
required
*students must complete 1 credit of DPM 1070 or ASE 1070
0 to 6
required

Enables the student to perform preventive maintenance on heavy equipment and truck cab and electrical systems, and complete appropriate maintenance records. Addresses the process of diagnostics and troubleshooting. Focuses on the importance of preventive maintenance. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070, or DPM 1000 and DPM 1001 with grades of "C" or better.

1.5
required

Enables the student to perform preventive maintenance on heavy equipment and truck diesel engine systems, and complete appropriate maintenance records. Addresses the process of diagnostics and troubleshooting. Focuses on the importance of preventive maintenance. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070, or DPM 1000 and DPM 1001 with grades of "C" or better.

1.5
required
2
required
2
required

Includes diagnosis and repair of heavy duty antilock brake (ABS), automatic traction control (ATC), and electronic stability control (ESC) systems. This course meets Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 1032 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
Total First Semester Credits 12
Row Groupings Second Semester Credits
required

Covers basic electrical theory, circuit designs, wiring methods, multimeter usage, and wiring diagrams including the demonstration of test procedures on electrical circuits. This course meets the Inspection, Maintenance & Minor Repair; Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (IMMR/TST/MTST) program accreditation standards.. Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-fees Differential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 1011 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required
2
required
2
required

Covers the operation, testing, maintenance, repair, and servicing of heavy duty vehicle battery, starting, and charging systems including voltage drop testing and load testing. This course meets the Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. .  Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 1035 with a grade of "C" or better.

3
required
1
required
2
required
3
required
3
required

Covers the diagnosis, service, and repair of heavy duty equipment heating and ventilation systems. This course meets the Inspection, Maintenance & Minor Repair; Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (IMMR/TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070 or DPM 1070 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
Total Second Semester Credits 12
Row Groupings Third Semester: Credits
required
3
required
2
required
2
required
3
required

Covers the theory of operation and repair of fuel injection systems including disassembly, assembly, and service procedures on fuel system components. This course meets the Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070 or DPM 1070 with a grade of "C" or better.

2
required

Covers the theory of operation and repair of turbochargers, superchargers, intercoolers, various induction and exhaust systems. This course examines factors regulating engine performance failure, and procedures for reclaiming engine performance. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070, or DPM 1000 and DPM 1001 with grades of "C" or better.

2
Total Third Semester Credits 12
Row Groupings Fourth Semester: Credits
required

Covers the theory and operation of diesel engines with emphasis on cylinder heads, valve train diagnosis, and repair. This course introduces the cooling system's importance in diagnosis and repair. This course meets Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070, or DPM 1000 and DPM 1001 with grades of "C" or better. 

4
required

Covers the operation and repair of diesel engines with emphasis on the cylinder block in big bore engines. This course includes the disassembly, inspection, and reassembly of diesel engines. This course meets the Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 1003 with a grade of "C" or better.

4
required
2
required
2
Total Fourth Semester Credits 12
Row Groupings Fifth Semester: Credits
required
2
required
3
required
2
required

Covers the basic fundamentals of hydraulics including the inspection, minimum service, and safety considerations. This course meets the Inspection, Maintenance & Minor Repair; Medium/Heavy Truck Service Technology/Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (IMMR/TST/MTST) program accreditation standards. . Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 1070 or DPM 1070 with a grade of "C" or better.

1
required

Covers the repair, replacement, measurement, and adjustments of components including pumps, control valves, and cylinders. This course meets the Medium/Heavy Truck Master Service Technology (MTST) program accreditation standards. . Prerequisite: DPM 1092 with a grade of "C" or better. Course is not repeatable for credit.https://www.aims.edu/departments/cashiers-office/tuition-feesDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 1092 with a grade of "C" or better.

3
Total Fifth Semester Credits 11
Total Credits for Diesel Automotive Certificate 59