Information on the alignment requirements for the Diesel Technology Program

CIP Code: 47.0613
CIP Name: Medium/Heavy Vehicle and Truck Technology/Technician
Definition: A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the specialized maintenance and repair of trucks, buses, and other commercial and industrial vehicles. Includes instruction in diesel engine mechanics, suspension and steering, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, preventive maintenance inspections, drive trains, gasoline engine mechanics, HVAC systems, and auxiliary equipment installation and repair.

Approval Status

The Diesel Technology Alignment was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on February 13, 2014.  Colleges are granted one year from the approval date to implement the alignment.

State Business and Industry Committee recommendation

State Business and Industry Committee encourages all colleges to seek accreditation from National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  Business and Industry supports OSH10, WorkKeys and Automotive Service (ASE) credentials in: Engines, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Brakes, Suspension and Steering. 

Alignment Map

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Common Courses  (17 credit hours)
Common Courses serve as potential articulation and transfer of coursework between secondary and postsecondary partners.   These courses shall have the same title, credit hour allocation, and competencies.  Institutions may add additional competencies based on local demand.  The sequencing of common courses is determined by the institution.

Diesel Engines I 5 credit hours (pdf)
Electrical/Electronic Systems 5 credit hours (pdf)
Brakes 3 credit hours (pdf)
Suspension and Steering 3 credit hours (pdf)
OSHA 10 1 credit hour (pdf)

Support Courses  (18-26 credit hours)
Institutions may utilize existing like courses which adhere to the agreed upon course lengths and competencies.

Advanced Diesel Engines 5 to 7 credit hours
Advanced Electrical/Electronic Systems 5 to 7 credit hours
Hydraulics 5 to 7 credit hours
Drive Trains 3 to 5 credit hours

To learn where this program is available in Kansas, visit the Kansas Career Technical Education Program Search.