Diesel Heavy Truck Technology

Associate of Applied Sciences

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of medium/heavy trucks at the entry level.  The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment.  Instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; drive train; suspension systems and maintenance are included.

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)

To receive the Associate of Applied Science degree, students must:

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).