Diesel Technology – Fort Peck Community College

Diesel Technology

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The Diesel Technology Certificate of Applied Science is a one-year program that provides practical skills training for students in the maintenance and repair of vehicles. The Diesel Technology program adheres to industry standards that are followed throughout the program both in the classroom and with live hands-on projects in the automotive laboratory. Upon completion of the Diesel Technology Certificate of Applied Science program, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyze basic automotive/diesel electrical circuits, apply and use skills for brake, suspension, engines, wheels and tires systems, utilize service manuals and diagnostic procedures.  It will prepare students for a career in the Diesel field.  (DST Courses provided by MSU Northern via Polycom)


Occupational Objective: Entry-level Diesel Technician with automotive dealerships, independent repair shops, oil field applications, fleet shops and other related areas.

  • Use proper tools, equipment, precautions and procedures to safely perform repairs
  • Diagnose and repair Fuel systems, Electrical Systems, Engines, Power Trains and Chassis
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate service repair information by many different types of media
  • Develop essential workplace skills and attributes necessary for an automotive related career
Estimated Program Costs
Tuition and Fees $2250
Program Fees $20
New Student Fee $15
Books $700
TOTAL $2985

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Related Instruction Requirements
Communications: WRIT 101 or  WRIT 104 3
Human Relations: HS 100 1
Mathematics: M 111 or M 121 3
Total Related Instruction credits required for degree 7
Accounting Technician Program Of Study
AST 138 Electrical I 4
AST 139 Electrical II 4
DST 104 Introduction to Diesel Engines 3
DST 114 Introduction to Diesel Engines Lab 3
DST 115 Introduction to Diesel Fuel Systems 5
DST 216 Heavy Duty Power Trains 4
DST 219 Heavy Duty Chassis 4
WLDG 100 Introduction to Welding to Fundamentals 3
Total Program of Study credits required for certificate 30
Total credits required for Certificate 37

*Program Requirements Based On FPCC Courses-All Transfer Students (credits) Will Be Evaluated On An Individual Basis