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Diesel Engine Technology - Certificate

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(843) 347-3186

diesel, Myrtle Beach South Carolina

This program covers all components and functions of a diesel engine including service, diagnosis, diagnostic testing, hydraulics, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning systems, fundamentals of transmissions and torque converters and fuel systems. After completion of the program students will be able to demonstrate skill sets needed to enter the workforce as a Diesel Engine Technician.

Career Outlook

Because of high demand, good earning potential, and a shortage of technicians, Diesel Technology is an excellent choice for those with an interest in a hands-on career. Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Truck Dealership and Repair Shops
  • Fleet service and maintenance
  • Power generation
  • Heavy equipment
  • Marine

Employers of HGTC Alumni Include:

  • Blanchard Caterpillar
  • Flint Equipment
  • Horry County Solid Waste
  • Revels Turf & Tractor

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

For more information, contact:
Kerry Stefanyak - (843) 349-7832

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
DHM 105 Diesel Engines I 3
DHM 107 Diesel Equipment Service and Diagnosis 3
DHM 111 Introduction to Caterpillar 2
DHM 121 Introduction to Diagnostic Testing 2
DHM 173 Electrical Systems I 3
  TOTAL 13
Second Semester - Spring    
DHM 108 Diesel Engine Tune-Up 2
DHM 125 Diesel Fuel Systems 3
DHM 205 Diesel Engines II 3
DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems 3
DHM 273 Electrical Systems II 3
  TOTAL 14
Third Semester - Summer    
DHM 156 Fundamentals of Transmission and Torque Converters 3
DHM 232 Heating, Cooling & Air Conditioning Systems 3
DHM 255 Air Brakes Systems 3