Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics: AAS
An Associate of Applied Science Degree in Automotive Technology aims to give students the basic technical and academic knowledge and transferable skills they need to go on to employment or further study.
The Automotive Technology curriculum follows the guidelines established by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The curriculum follows the safety requirements, areas of focus, time frames and recognized task list designed by the above two agencies.
Diesel Technology is only offered on the Price Campus.
General Education Requirements
Communications Literacy (choose one - 3 cr.)
Math (choose one 3 or 4 cr.)
Human Relations (choose one - 3 cr.)
Core Course (choose one 3 cr.)
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Courses
DSME 1100 - Diesel Engine Overhaul Theory 4 cr.
DSME 1130 - Diesel Engine Overhaul Lab 4 cr.
DSME 1310 - Fluid Power Theory 4 cr.
DSME 1330 - Fluid Power Lab 4 cr.
DSME 1340 - Mobile Electrical & Electronics Theory 5 cr.
DSME 1360 - Mobile Electrical & Electronics Lab 3 cr.
DSME 2210 - Advanced Diesel Engine Theory 5 cr.
DSME 2230 - Advanced Diesel Engine Lab 5 cr.
DSME 2410 - Heavy Duty Chassis & Power Train Theory 5 cr.
DSME 2430 - Heavy Duty Chassis & Power Train Lab 5 cr.
DSME 2440 - Mobile Air Conditioning Theory 2 cr.
DSME 2460 - Mobile Air Conditioning Lab 1 cr.
WELD 1010 - Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3 cr.
MACH 1140 - Engine Machining Theory 2 cr.
MACH 1160 - Engine Machining Lab 2 cr.
Printable Degree Plan: Diesel & Heavy Equipment Mechanics - AAS, Degree Sheet
Apply to Utah State University
Meet placement requirements for Math and English.
For more tips and information about college preparation see College Prep.
With a degree in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Mechanics, you would be qualified for employment in fields such as:
- Diesel Engine Mechanic
- Engine Machinist
- On Highway Tractor/Trailer Technician
- Heavy Equipment Technician
- Fluid Power Technician
- Automatic Transmission Technician
- Drive Train Technician
- Alignment, Suspension and Steering Technician
- Electrical Systems Technician
- Sales or Service Representative
The following degrees are available on the USU Eastern Campuses:
Use the USU Degree finder to search all degrees available throughout the Utah State University system.