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Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 71 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program is to provide the training necessary to maintain, service, and diagnose system failures as applied to agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and heavy truck.  The program actively encourages students to expand their horizons to permit upward mobility through general education courses and other related learning experiences such as those associated with the student club organization. The program also places a strong emphasis on developing and expanding the student's work ethic so that the student is fully prepared as an entry level service technician. 

Admission to the Program:

High school graduate or equivalent. Candidate applications are screened. Acceptance into the program is based on the caliber of competing applications and departmental approval. Applicants must submit separate application materials for the DPET Program to the Program Coordinator. Applicants must schedule an on-campus meeting with the Program Coordinator. Application forms, procedures and policies are available from the Program Coordinator at the DPET Building or by calling (309)694-8445 or 694-5616. Students enter the program during the fall semester only. Deadline dates for complete applications are December 1, and April 1 to be considered for the following fall semester. Applications received after April 1 will be considered should openings occur prior to the start of fall semester.

High School Recommendations:  3 years English, 2 years mathematics, agriculture mechanics and/or auto mechanics, welding, agriculture course work

Program Note:

Note:

Students must provide their own tools for use throughout the course of study.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
DPET 132; DPET 130; DPET 229; AGBUS 118; ENGL 110

Spring Semester 1:
DPET 133; DPET 234; DPET 235; DPET 240; WLDTR 120; Communication

Summer Semester 1:
DPET 230; DPET 231; DPET 232; DPET 134

Fall Semester 2:
DPET 233; DPET 245; DPET 241; DPET 242; Humanities

Spring Semester 2:
DPET 236; DPET 238; DPET 239; DPET 243; DPET 246; Social Science


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMMUNICATION *3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
AGBUS 118AGRICULTURAL COMPUTATIONS 3
DPET 130PRINCIPLES OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
DPET 132ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT 3
DPET 133ENGINE REBUILDING, THEORY AND PRACTICE 3
DPET 134AIR CONDITIONING OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2
DPET 229HYDRAULICS 3
DPET 230HARVESTING EQUIPMENT 2
DPET 231PLANTING AND TILLAGE EQUIPMENT 2
DPET 232TRANSMISSIONS AND FINAL DRIVE 3
DPET 233OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR I 4
DPET 234INTRODUCTION TO DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS 2
DPET 235ELECTRONIC CONTROLS/MONITORING SYSTEMS 3
DPET 236HYDRAULIC SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND REPAIRS 3
DPET 238OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR II 4
DPET 239POWER TRAIN DIAGNOSTICS 2
DPET 240SERVICE CENTER MANAGEMENT 1
DPET 241MECHANICAL DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS 3
DPET 242ELECTRONIC FUEL SYSTEMS 3
DPET 243ENGINE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS 2
DPET 245TRUCK SUSPENSION, BRAKES AND CHASSIS 3
DPET 246 INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS 2
WLDTR 120WELDING 2

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

To remain in and graduate from the program:

"C" or better in all required general education and DPET Program courses and

pass a substance abuse screening

For Program Information Contact:
Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department
AIT Building
Room 118
(309)694-8445 or 5616