Industrial Diesel Technology Certificate Level II

Associate of Applied Science


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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 12 Credits
DEMR 1316 Basic Hydraulics  3
DEMR 1349 Diesel Engine II 3
DEMR 2332 Electronic Controls 3
DEMR 1317 Basic Brake Systems 3
Third Semester Courses 12 Credits
DEMR 1321 Power Train I  3
DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition Troubleshooting 3
DEMR 2312 Diesel Engine Testing & Repair II 3
DEMR 2334 Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting 3
Industrial Diesel Technology Certificate Program Total 41 Credits


Program Details

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.

Employment in this field requires federal licensure from the Environmental Protection Agency License #608. Learn about the Consequences of Criminal Conviction, Notice of Potential Ineligibility for License


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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