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This program is offered at Clark State's Dayton 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.

This program is taught in a modern, clean training facility at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center at 6800 Hoke Road in Clayton, Ohio.   Some general education courses may need to be completed online or at the Clark State Community College Greene Center Campus.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

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Course Title Credits
DSL 1200 Fundamentals of Engines 3
DSL 1500 Heavy Truck Drive Trains 3
MTH 1115 Industrial Calculations 3
DSL 1300 Preventative Maintenance 2
DSL 1550 Truck Steering and Suspension 2
DSL 1600 Basic Electrical 3
WLD 1000 Introduction to Welding Processes 3
DSL 1100 Hydraulic Theory and Operation 2
DSL 1650 Truck Brake Systems 3
  Total Credit Hours 24

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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