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Diesel Technology Short-Term Technical Certificate

Diesel Technology Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the Bellefontaine location. This program is taught in a modern, clean training facility at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center at 2280 State Route 540 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Some general education courses may need to be completed online or at our Springfield location.

The diesel industry is growing and there is a current and future need for qualified technicians. Diesel engines are more powerful and durable than gas engines, making them a popular alternative in the trucking, busing, agriculture, and construction industries.  Diesel technicians perform complete engine overhauls, minor preventative maintenance services, and everything in between.  Job opportunities are going unfilled in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio and the country.

The Clark State Diesel Technology certificate provides the introductory skills needed to begin working in the diesel-maintenance field. All courses taken on this certificate can be applied to the Associate of Technical Studies degree in Diesel Technology.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Diesel Technology Short-Term Technical Certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair medium and heavy- duty truck engines
  • Diagnose and repair medium and heavy-duty truck suspension and steering systems
  • Diagnose and repair medium and heavy-duty truck brake systems
  • Diagnose and repair medium and heavy- duty truck electrical/electronic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance and inspections on medium and heavy-duty trucks
Course Title Credits
DSL 1100 Hydraulic Theory and Operation 2
DSL 1200 Fundamentals of Engines 3
DSL 1300 Preventative Maintenance 2
DSL 1500 Heavy Truck Drive Trains 3
DSL 1550 Truck Steering and Suspension 2
DSL 1650 Truck Brake Systems 3
WLD 1000 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
DSL 1600 Basic Electrical 3
  Total credit hours 24

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Anthony Shaffer Instructor and Program Coordinator, Diesel Technology