Light Diesel Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Modes of Instruction

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The Light Diesel Technology Associates in Applied Science degree provides you with the technical knowledge and skills to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul light-duty diesel vehicles under one-ton classification. Through classroom instruction and hands-on training, you will learn how to diagnose, service and repair brake systems, electrical systems, suspension and steering, diesel-electric drive, diesel engine performance, diesel engine repair, emission systems, and all types of diesel engines related to the light-duty diesel vehicle. A real-world atmosphere will prepare you to enter the workforce with the problem-solving skills you will need to succeed. Technicians will be trained primarily with automobile diesel engines.

Graduates of this pathway will be required to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Students will have the knowledge and skills to pass the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A9 Light Diesel certification exam.
  • Implement the needed hands-on skills for a successful entry into a light diesel service career.
  • Demonstrate proper automotive shop safety procedures.

What you can do

  • Light Diesel Technician                                     
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Fleet Vehicle Service Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Automotive Specialty Technician
  • Service Writer

Program Details


Automotive Faculty

Charles DeBernardi

Charles DeBernardi

Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology
Jesse Eagan

Jesse Eagan

Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology

Contact Us

Charles DeBernardi

Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology

Phone  |  618-545-3369


Phone  |  618-545-3040

Fax  |  618-545-3393

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