Heavy Diesel Truck, Associate of Applied Science

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The heavy diesel truck Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree will prepare students for a career in the repair and maintenance of diesel engines with a focus on engines for over-the-road heavy duty diesel trucks. Topics of study will include: repair and maintenance, transmissions, fuel systems, brakes, and differentials. The state of Texas hires more diesel technicians than any other state with strong ties to the Port of Houston and the greater Gulf Coast petrochemical industry. An emphasis on academic essentials and industry soft skills will set the AAS degree student apart from certificate students.

Plan of Study

North Campus

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I 3
DEMR 1405 Basic Electrical Systems 4
DEMR 1410 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 4
Second Term
DEMR 1413 Fuel Systems 4
DEMR 1423 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 4
DEMR 1317 Basic Brake Systems 3
DEMR 2432 Electronic Controls 4
Third Term
DEMR 1421 Power Train I 4
DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting 3
DEMR 2412 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II 4
DEMR 2266
Field Experience-Diesel Mechanics 1
or Preventative Maintenance
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Fourth Term
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)
or College Algebra
ENGL 2311
Technical and Business Writing
or Composition II
Social and Behavioral Sciences or Government/Political Science or American History 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture (Humanities) or Creative Arts (Fine Arts) 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Speech Communication  
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Business and Professional Speech  
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting