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Technical Trades and Manufacturing Division

Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology

Study for a career as a heavy duty diesel service technician.

The employment outlook for entry-level heavy duty diesel service technician is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Completing the Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) Service Technology Associate Degree prepares you for an entry-level career as a heavy duty diesel service technician. The program includes the fundamentals of the operation and preventive maintenance of heavy duty diesel systems and hands-on training. The technical HDD classes cover a variety of diesel powered vehicles, engines, and power systems.

Licenses & Certifications

Delta College HDD program includes a certification exam from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The HDD ASE exam provides an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of heavy duty diesel service at a master service technician level. Many employers require this ASE certification credentials when hiring HDD technicians.

Program Benefits

  • Access to all Delta College resources in academics, financial aid, career services, and student life
  • Cost savings 
  • Study close to home on Delta College's main campus
  • Wide variety of hands-on educational settings... face-to-face and online classes
  • ASE Heavy Duty Diesel certification exam included in program
  • Dual enrollment options
  • Financial aid available

 Related Occupations

  • Automotive Service Technician 
  • Mechanic
  • Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technician
  • Small Engine Mechanic

Related Program of Study

  • Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) Associate in Applied Science 
  • Automotive Service Technology --Advanced Certificate
  • Automotive Service Technology --Associate of Applied Science

Program Guide

Heavy Duty Diesel Service Technology – Associate in Applied Science

Program Code: AAS.15848

 

RECOMMENDED SEMESTER PATH:

 

SEMESTER 1

Course

Credits

Course Title

MIT 118

2

Safety Practices and Procedures

HDD 106

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems

Level I

HDD 108

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Preventive Maintenance and Inspection

HDD 112

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Level I

LW 223W

2

Wellness in Technical Trades

 

18

SEMESTER CREDITS

SEMESTER 2

 

Course

Credits

Course Title

ENG ---

3

Any Approved College Composition I Course

HDD 151

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Level II

HDD 156

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems

Level II

HDD 204

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Brakes

MGT 110

3

Business Mathematics

 

18

SEMESTER CREDITS

SEMESTER 3

 

ENG 113

3

Technical Communication

HDD 202

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Engines Level III

HDD 205

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Suspension and Steering

HDD 206

5

Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems Level III

 

15

SEMESTER CREDITS

SEMESTER 4

 

HDD 203W

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Drivetrains

HDD 207

4

Heavy Duty Diesel Heating, Ventilation, & Air

Conditioning

HDD 209W

3

Heavy Duty Hydraulics

HDD 210

1

Heavy Duty Capstone: ASE HD Diesel Test

POL ---

¾

Any Approved Foundational Civics Course

 

15/16

SEMESTER CREDITS

 

 

64/65

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

 

 

 

Get Started!

Apply for Admission to Delta College.

For next steps, contact:

Counseling/Advising and Career Services

Office: D102

Email: counsel@delta.edu

Phone: 989-686-9330

 

 

Thomas Coats

Heavy Duty Diesel Program Coordinator

Office: M125

Email: thomascoats@delta.edu

Phone: 989-686-9526

 

 

Wendy Martin

Technical, Trades and Manufacturing Division,

Administrative Office Professional

Office: M121

Email: wsmartin@delta.edu

Phone: 989-686-9258

 

 

     

 


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