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Overview

Summary

The industrial diesel technology program at Lone Star College-North Harris has been designed by experts in the field and includes a combination of technical knowledge and hands-on skills. The curriculum covers a broad range of topics such as hydraulic systems, computer diagnostic systems, and electrical troubleshooting skills. Graduates are prepared to enter the field as field service maintenance technicians, mechanics, and managers. Students may enter the program at the beginning of any semester.

The field of diesel technology is experiencing rapid growth as construction and oil extraction technologies evolve. Diesel technology is the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of large industrial diesel engines. Such engines may be used to power machines such as trains, large ships, electrical power generators, oilfield equipment, and heavy construction equipment.

Due to a continuing shortage of qualified technicians, job opportunities abound in the diesel technology industry. The diesel technology field is a rewarding career field with a variety of employment opportunities. If you are good with your hands and have a natural curiosity for how machines work, this field is for you.

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Contact

Please contact Tom Robertson at Thomas.J.Robertson@LoneStar.edu or call 281.765.7949 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 17 Credits
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
DEMR 1305 Basic Electrical Systems 3
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine I 3
DEMR 1310 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I 3
DEMR 1313 Fuel Systems 3
DEMR 1229 Preventative Maintenance 2
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
DEMR 1316 Basic Hydraulics 3
DEMR 1349 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 2332 Electronic Controls 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
Elective Natural Science/Math1 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
DEMR 1317 Basic Brake Systems 3
DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Troubleshooting and Repair 3
DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-up and Troubleshooting 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness-or-Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts1 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
DEMR 1321 Power Train I 3
DEMR 2312 Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II 3
DEMR 2381 Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology 3
Industrial Diesel Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Choose from the AAS core
  2. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $42,166 / $21.00 Per Hour1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Diesel Mechanic2
  • Diesel Technician2
  • Service Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.