2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Automotive Technology/Diesel and Heavy Equipment

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY/DIESEL AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT -- PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

(Level 1 Certificate)

Cedar Valley campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.AT.DHE.PREVMIN.19

The Preventive Maintenance Technician curriculum is designed to train students to become entry level maintenance technicians. Training is focused on maintenance procedures and diesel powered vehicle systems inspection and operations.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
DEMR 1301 Shop Safety and Procedures 3
DEMR 1305 Basic Electrical Systems 3
DEMR 1317 Basic Brake System 3
DEMR 1330 Steering and Suspension 1 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DEMR 1306 Diesel Engine 1 3
DEMR 1327 Tractor Trailer Service and Repair 3
DEMR 1321 Power Train 1 3
DEMR 2331 Advanced Brake Systems 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
DEMR 1323 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair 3
DEMR 1380 Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 6
Minimum Hours Required 30

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.