Nov 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
2021-2022 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology - Diesel Service (DTDSO)

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Applied Technology Center

With the complexity of trucks and the increasing need for qualified, trained diesel technicians, this degree (DTAAS, Diesel Service option) provides students with the fundamentals needed for employment in the field of diesel service technology.

Graduation Requirements
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 39.5
Option Requirements: 38.0
Total credit hours required: 100.00

Note: Students must earn a C grade or better in all DESL classes to earn this 2 year A.A.S. degree.

The following General Education courses are recommended for Diesel Service (DTDSO): Communication: ENGL 1220 ; Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1240  or higher; and Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: PSYC 1000  


Students who currently hold a Class A or Class B CDL may ask for a waiver of DESL 2301  and DESL 2310 .

It is recommended that students either pass MATH 1240  with a C or better prior to taking DESL 1210  or take MATH 1240  concurrently with DESL 1210 .


DESL 2981  and DESL 2982  each require 320 hours of on-the-job training. Each course can either be taken during one quarter or extended over more than one quarter depending on needs of students and employers.

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 



Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.


Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.

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