High Speed Diesel Service – Skill Set

This foundational skill set is designed to expose students to basic diesel fundamentals. Students may want to further this exposure through additional automotive course work in related concentrations, certificates or an associate degree.

Program Requirements

Minimum credits 4
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 4


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AUT 118 Diesel Fundamentals 2 ENG 085* and MAT 020*

This course is designed for those who wish to explore modern automotive and light truck diesel engines. This will include a study of diesel operating principles, fuel systems, engine construction, sub-systems, diesel maintenance and diagnosis. Shop time will include disassembly, exploration and reassembly of compact diesel engines.

AUT 248 Diesel Engine Performance 2 AUT 118

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the compact diesel fuel and emission systems. This will include the study of diesel fuel, diesel fuel supply systems, high pressure mechanical and electronic fuel injection systems, computerized engine controls, exhaust gas recirculation valves, exhaust emissions, and soot particle reduction. Shop time will include using diesel fuel systems simulators, scan tool usage for diagnosis of fuel and emission system problems, and work on a diesel powered pick-up truck.