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Master Automobile DieselRequirements

In six semesters, explore the classes that will teach you to understand and repair the various mechanical and technological systems that keep diesel vehicles running smoothly. Learn to diagnose and repair diesel cars, light trucks and heavy equipment.

In addition to classes in general automotive service, including electrical, steering, HVAC, and transmissions and transaxles, you’ll gain knowledge and skills in diesel vehicle engines and systems, including:

  • Diesel automotive shop safety
  • Diesel mechanics
  • Brake systems
  • Cab, electrical and engine systems PMI
  • Diesel engines and fuel systems
  • Air induction and exhaust systems

Expand your learning experience with general education classes that teach you the practical soft skills employers want. Choose courses in mathematics, communications, business, science and humanities.

 

Row Groupings Major Requirements:
row First Semester
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
0.5 to 6
required
1 to 12
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 basic theory of automotive braking systems including operation, diagnosis, basic repair of disc and drum friction assemblies, and basic hydraulic braking systems. This course meets MLR/AST/MAST program accreditation requirements. .Two 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

2
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 Second Semester
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 Third Semester
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 Fourth Semester
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 Fifth Semester
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 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
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
Total Fifth Semster Credits 11
Row Groupings General Education:
row Area 1:
required

Covers material designed for career and technical students who need to study particular mathematical topics. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, statistics, and graphs. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. This course may be used for the A.A.S. degree only. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Three credits.

*Or any higher level MAT Course
3
row Area 2:
Area 2:
Select one of the following courses: 
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
required

Emphasizes effective business writing and covers letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. Includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication. Three credits.

3
row Area 3:
Area 3:
Select one of the following courses: 
required

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the application of fundamental business principles to local, national, and international forums. This course examines the relationship of economic systems, governance, regulations, and law upon business operations. It surveys the concepts of career development, business ownership, finance and accounting, economics, marketing, management, operations, human resources, regulations, and business ethics. Three credits.

3
row Area 4:
Area 4:
Select one of the following courses: (3 credits minimum)
AST, BIO, CHE, ENV, GEY, MET, PHY, or SCI

 

row Area 5:
Area 5:
Select one of the following courses: (3 credits minimum)
ANT, ART, ECO, GEO, HIS, HUM, LIT, MUS, PHI, POS, PSY, SOC, THE, or any foreign language course

 

Total General Education Credits 15
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 74