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Diesel Technology


This program is designed to prepare graduates for positions as diesel technicians for both on and off highway equipment. The program has been developed in response to industry demand in conjunction with various consortium members. This program offers individuals the opportunity to complete the full outline of courses listed below on site at BridgeValley Community and Technical College or transfer diesel technology credit from various Career Technical Centers which offer similar programs. Credit may also be transferred from individuals completing industry training from Caterpillar, Komatsu, Cummins or Detroit. Individuals completing industry based training must confer with the program advisor for credit equivalency. Students may also be interested in the Entrepreneurship skill sets offered by the Business & Health Management department.

The Diesel Technology Program is now a member of the Association of Diesel Specialists.

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Diesel Technology Program Required Tool Set


First Semester
DESL 110 Diesel Engines I 4
DESL 220 Electrical Systems 4
GNST 102 First Year Experience 1
MATH 109 Applied College Math 3
WLDT 101 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
DESL 111 Diesel Engines II 4
DESL 120 Suspension & Steering 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC-1) 3
GNET 107 Introduction to Computer Applications for Technicians (GEC 4) 3
GNET 122 Industrial Safety / OSHA 30 3
  Semester Total 16
Third Semester
DESL 230 Drive Train 3
DESL 243 Brakes 4
ENGL 202 OR 102
Business and Professional Writing (GEC-1), English
Composition II or Technical Writing
PHSC 100 Physical Science (GEC-2) 3
PHSC 101 Physical Science Lab (GEC-2) 1
  Semester Total 14
Fourth Semester
BUSN 120 OR GNST 104 IPR: Interviewing Strategies OR Professional Development 1
DESL 130 Hydraulics 4
DESL 252 Preventative Maintenance 2
DESL 280 Internship 1
DESL 298 Senior Seminar 1
BUSN 230 Business Communications and Ethics (GEC-3) 3
Elective Technical Elective 3
  Semester Total 15



Joe Young, Instructor
Program Coordinator
Diesel Technology
619 Second Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136