Academics: DISL

DISL Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

Diesel Mechanics Technology

View Program Information in the College Catalog [PDF]

Program Mission

The Diesel Mechanics Technology program's mission is to serve the community as a learning-centered, open door program that provides technical training to meet the demands of the diesel mechanics industry and the needs of the individual exploration.

Program Description

The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of heavy duty truck engines and chassis components and to develop student proficiency in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty truck equipment.

Admission is every other Fall semester.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the DISL program, students will be able to:

  • Function safely in a heavy equipment shop environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Apply theory and principles for proper diagnosis, repair, and maintenance in the heavy-duty truck equipment industry.
  • Practice the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary to maintain professional proficiency.
  • Work collaboratively with others as well as independently.

Program Prerequisites

  • ENG 19 and/or ENG 21, OR ESL 13 & 14, OR Placement in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23
  • MATH 9, OR Placement in MATH 24/50/53

Degrees That Can Be Earned

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA)

Cost of Textbooks/Supplies

The cost for textbooks is approximately $360. Required hand tools cost approximately $2500.

Gainful Employment Information

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Faculty & Staff

  • Bobby Salvatierra, Instructor, Email, 842-5498
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