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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. Differential tuition rates apply. Two credits.

2
required
2
required
*students must complete 1 credit of DPM 170 or ASE 170
1 to 12
required
*students must complete 1 credit of DPM 170 or ASE 170
0.5 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. . One and a half credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170, or DPM 100 and DPM 101 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. . One and a half credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170, or DPM 100 and DPM 101 with grades of "C" or better

1.5
required

Introduces the basics of heavy duty hydraulic brake systems, wheel end inspections, and minimum service procedures. This course meets the Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair (IMMR) program accreditation standards. . Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170 or DPM 170 with a grade of "C" or better

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. . Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 132 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. Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply.

Course Prerequisites

DPM 111 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. .  Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 135 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Covers the operation of electrical systems including vehicles safety concerns of vehicle lighting systems, Supplemental Inflatable Restraints (SIR), windshield wipers, driver warning systems, and vehicle accessories. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program requirements. .  One credit.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 120 with a grade of "C" or better

1
required
2
required
3
required
4
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. Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply.

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170 or DPM 170 with a grade of "C" or better

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

Covers inspection and maintenance service procedures for heavy duty steering and suspension systems including frames and associated hardware. This course meets the Inspection, Maintenance, and Minor Repair (IMMR) program accreditation standards.. Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition Differential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170 or DPM 170 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required
2
required
2
required
2
required

Covers the diagnosis and service of vehicle heating and air conditioning systems and their components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. Differential tuition rates apply. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

ASE 101 and ASE 170 or DPM 100 and DPM 101, and ASE 264 with grades of "C" or better

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. . Two credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170 or DPM 170 with a grade of "C" or better

2
required

Covers the theory of operation and repair of turbochargers, superchargers, intercoolers, and various induction systems. This course examines factors regulating engine performance failure, and procedures for reclaiming engine performance.. . Two credits.https://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170, or DPM 100 and DPM 101 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. . Four credits.https://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.phpDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170, or DPM 100 and DPM 101 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. Four credits.

Course Prerequisites

DPM 103 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

Covers diagnosis, principles of hydraulics, principles of electronic components, power flow, theory of operation including removal, installation, and replacement of transmission/transaxle and components. This course meets AST/MAST requirements. . Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 250 or DPM 133 with a grade of "C" or better

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. . One credit.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

ASE 170 or DPM 170 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. . Three credits.http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply

Course Prerequisites

DPM 192 with a grade of "C" or better

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