To be eligible for admission to the diesel technology program, the applicant must first be admitted to Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). The program application and all supporting documents must be received by the designated deadlines. Applicants will not be considered for admittance to the Diesel Technology Program until all required documents have been submitted and the applicant’s file is complete. The copy of all supporting documents should be retained by the applicant as the program will not return supporting documents. Admission to the Diesel Technology Program is competitive and will be based on the following criteria:
Diesel Technology Program Admissions Requirements (Pending SACSCOC Approval)
- Minimum age 18.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Pass a drug and criminal background check.
- Math and Writing Proficiency
***The student must be eligible to enroll in MATH 0099 and ENGL 1013 for acceptance into the program. Please see the Testing Center for the acceptable scores.***
To receive the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better in all credit hours that are to be used towards the degree.
- Earn a “C” or better in ENGL 1013 and in MATH 1113/1213/1103.
- Earn a “C” or better in all MVSB courses* (1003, 1604, 1703) and DHTT courses * (1014,1103, 1304, 1404, 1504, 1614, 1804, and 1904) courses. *(MVSB = Motor Vehicle Service Basics; DHTT = Diesel Heavy Truck Technology)
- Earn an “S” (Satisfactory) in DHTT 1151, 1251, 1351, and 1451.
It is important to note that simply meeting requirements for admission to the Diesel Technology Program does not guarantee admission as class size is limited.
The competencies in the Diesel Technology Program are directly correlated with the knowledge required to prepare an individual for the certification test given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence(ASE). The content is organized into competency-based courses of instruction that specify occupational competencies the individual must successfully complete according to the priorities for tasks established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).