Heavy Diesel Truck, Certificate of Technology

Program Information

The Diesel Technology department at San Jacinto College is committed to teaching students this technology at industry level, while maintaining a close relationship with the diesel industry. We assist students with career options and job placement opportunities. The most important focus of this department is students and their knowledge acquisition.

The San Jacinto College Diesel Technology program:

  • Is committed to teaching students technology at industry level, while maintaining a close relationship with the diesel industry;
  • Teaches engine testing and repair, electrical systems, HVAC, power train, brake systems, safety, and more; and
  • Offers an associate degree program that provides students the business background needed to open doors on the corporate and management sides of the industry.

Career Opportunities

Careers in diesel technology are at an all-time high. Most of our students are hired before graduation. Many students are recruited by companies and organizations such as:

  • Cummins,
  • Stewart & Stevenson,
  • City of Houston,
  • Penske Corporation, and
  • Houston area truck dealers.

Earning Potential

Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists: $50,264 per year1

For more information, students may contact 281-998-6150, x7639.

Campus

North Campus

Information

The Heavy Diesel Truck Certificate of Technology focuses on the technical training required to enter the field of diesel technology in the repair and maintenance of over-the-road, heavy-duty diesel trucks. Topics of study will focus on the knowledge and technological skills students need to obtain entry-level employment.

Plan of Study

North Campus
4DESL-HTR

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
 Credits14
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
 Credits15
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
2
 Credits13
 Total Credits42

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