May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Diesel Technology - Diesel Service (DTDSO)

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 provides students with the fundamentals needed for employment in the field of diesel service technology.

Recommended Program Map   

Click here  to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 51.5
Option Requirements: 22.0
General Education: 22.5
Total credit hours required: 96.0

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 1295 and DESL 1300L. 

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 requires 320 hours of on-the-job training that 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 1 Level I 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.