Heavy Diesel Truck, Certificate of Technology
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.
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:
- Stewart & Stevenson,
- City of Houston,
- Penske Corporation, and
- Houston area truck dealers.
Bus & Truck Mechanics & Diesel Engine Specialists median salary: $47,925 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2017
For more information, please contact 281-998-6150, x7639.
The heavy diesel truck certificate of technology will focus 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 to gain entry level employment.
Plan of Study
|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|
|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|
|DEMR 1421||Power Train I||4|
|DEMR 2334||Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting||3|
|DEMR 2412||Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II||4|
or DEMR 1229
|Field Experience-Diesel Mechanics 1
or Preventative Maintenance
Capstone Experience: DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting