2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Diesel Technician - AAS

Download Progression Plan PDF - Concentration: Diesel Technician 

Download Progression Plan PDF - Concentration: Mining 


The Diesel Technology AAS is designed for individuals to utilize a combination of diesel technology and business management skills to prepare for positions including: service managers, technicians, small business owners, and insurance adjusters. It prepares students to take the ASE examinations and become ASE certified technicians. This program offers two Concentrations:

Diesel Technician Concentration - prepares the student to enter the diesel mechanics field as an entry-level apprentice diesel technician.

Mining Diesel Technician Concentration - Freeport McMoRan, Inc. sponsors a mining program which is designed to prepare students for direct employment in the mining industry.

Credit Hours Required: 67  (Mining Option: 77)

Note: There are special admission requirements for the mining program concentration. Call 928.776.2002 for details.

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes


Select one concentration below and complete the requirements

Diesel Technician Concentration (4 credits)

Mining Concentration (14 credits)

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diesel Technician Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Troubleshoot, repair, and replace diesel engines.
  2. Troubleshoot, repair. and replace diesel fuel system components.
  3. Troubleshoot, repair. and replace diesel electrical system components.
  4. Perform basic service maintenance on diesel equipment.
  5. Troubleshoot, repair, and replace drivetrains.
  6. Analyze diesel computer controlled systems.