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Diesel Equipment

Diesel Technology

The rapid advances in diesel technology, such as computer controlled engines, transmissions and anti-lock brake systems are causing a severe shortage of qualified technicians.

With the training that the DCCC Diesel Technology Program can provide, students will be qualified and prepared to enter the work force and be leaders in the field.

Available Classes

Diesel Engine Fundamentals
Design, operation and troubleshooting of engines and related systems as well as tune up procedures.  


Truck & Heavy Equipment Systems
The course will introduce the student to steering, brakes, and suspension systems. 


Heavy Duty Power Trains
Operation and maintenance of heavy duty truck transmissions, differentials, clutches, and power shift transmissions.


Fluid Power
A basic introduction to the operation and testing of hydraulic systems on farm machinery and heavy equipment.


Diesel Industrial Engine Overhaul
The student will disassemble, take measurements to evaluate wear and reassemble engine to a start-run status.


Shop Operations/Customer Relations
The class will emphasize safety, the use of hand tools, and basic shop operation. This course will also familiarize the student with all phases of the automotive service business. 


Electronic Systems I & II 
This course will focus on current and emerging technologies in the electronic engine, transmission and antilock braking systems.   


Basic Electrical 
The course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of electrical fundamentals and system components. The student will also learn the proper use of electrical test equipment such as meters and scopes. 


Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
A course designed to familiarize the student with the operating principles, service, and diagnostic techniques of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems in today’s automobiles and heavy trucks, including farm and heavy equipment applications.


Degrees Available

One Year Certificate (2 Semesters)
Required Courses
  • Shop Operations/Customer Relations
  • Basic Electrical 
  • Truck & Heavy Equipment Systems
  • Diesel Engine Fundamentals
  • Basic Applied Math
  • Heavy Duty Power Trains
  • Diesel Industrial Engine Overhaul 
  • Fluid Power
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning 
  • Technical Communications
Associate of Applied Science
To obtain an Associate of Applied Science a student must complete the above courses plus these additional ones:
  • Electronic Systems I
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Physical Education
  • General Psychology
  • Electronic Systems II
  • Social Science Elective
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Principals of Sociology

College Catalog

This catalog contains the curriculum information a student needs in planning his or her studies at Dodge City Community College.  All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a one-year certificate or a two-year degree.  Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program.  As a student, please make sure that you consult your advisor for guidance in planning a program of study.  Students are ultimately responsible for assuring that their academic program meets the requirements for graduation and/or transfer to another degree granting institution.

Contact Information

Colby Kline
Professor of Diesel Technology
2501 N. 14th Ave.
Dodge City, KS 67801