2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
    Aug 04, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diesel Technology, AAS

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology, a student will be able to:

Science & Technology

*See detailed NATEF list for individual tasks. Identified as being important by the NATEF medium/heavy truck technicians related academic skills committee from the V-Tecs/Illinois workplace skills list.

  • Repair Diesel Engines.
  • Repair Drive Train Systems.
  • Repair Brake Systems.
  • Repair Suspension & Steering Systems.
  • Repair Electrical/Electronic Systems.
  • Repair Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems.
  • Perform Preventive Maintenance Inspections.
  • Recognize impact of technological changes in the transportation industry.
  • Comply with safety and health rules/procedures.
  • Identify hazardous substances in the work place.
  • Use and maintain proper tools and equipment.
  • Maintain work area.

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Diagnose truck systems to determine deficiencies.
  • Evaluate diagnostic test results.
  • Identify the problem and evaluate options.
  • Apply appropriate solutions to the problem and their impact.
  • Employ reasoning skills.
  • Assess employer and employee responsibility in solving a problem.
  • Estimate results of implemented options.
  • Prioritize and organize workloads.
  • Work effectively in a team.


  • Implement responsibilities of the position and comply with organizational expectations.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Assume responsibility for decisions and actions.
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn.
  • Practice time management.
  • Practice cost effectiveness.
  • Apply ethical reasoning.
  • Display initiative, assertiveness and positive behavior.
  • Treat people with respect.
  • Use job-related terminology.
  • Follow conservation/environmental practices and policies.


  • Communicate technical information to customers.
  • Follow written and oral directions.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Demonstrate effective job-seeking techniques.
  • Demonstrate basic computing skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to manage and access information.
  • Communicate professionally with team members, co-workers, and customers.