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Diesel Technology

Associate Applied Science - Transfer

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician. You’ll learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies. The average placement rate for Diesel graduates is 82%, and typical starting wages for this field are around $16-17 per hour, with an earning potential of approximately $27-28 per hour.* BTC’s Diesel program is certified by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) as a Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Training Program. This assures that the curriculum follows the stringent standards identified by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation). This program’s entry points are usually fall and winter quarters. General education and program-specific classes are offered days, evenings, and online; check our website for this program’s specific class times. *For details regarding BTC career wages and placement, visit btc.ctc.edu/careerservices.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $59,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Some diesel technicians also work on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, and combines. A small number also repair boats or service a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 12
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 2
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 2
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NWaitlisted: 3
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW11:00a-12:25pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 3:00p-4:25pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141 *Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 15
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pBILLS MOpenings: 14
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • DET 129Applied Diesel Concepts I15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26DAILYCURTIS JOpenings: 14
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 2
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pMUDD SWaitlisted: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBURNS JWaitlisted: 3
    1/7-3/26Online OEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/26Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 1
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 24
  • PSYC& 100 *General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aOEKERMAN COpenings: 9
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pMUDD SOpenings: 8
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pMUDD SOpenings: 14
    1/7-3/26Online MUDD SWaitlisted: 3
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 3
  • DET 116Electrical/Electronics II6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 201Hydraulics9 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of hydraulic/pneumatic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 208Preventive Maintenance6 credits

    This course covers how to set up a PM program, arrange PM scheduling, keep vital records, and winterize heavy duty vehicles. It also discusses when to place a vehicle out of service or deadline it.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • Quarter 4
  • DET 139Applied Diesel Concepts II15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103, AENGL 100, AMATH 100, CMST& 210, DET 129 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • Quarter 5
  • DET 104Hydraulic Brakes2 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile hydraulic braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 106Electrical/Electronics I6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 202Diesel Engines13 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of diesel engines and their systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • Quarter 6
  • DET 239Applied Diesel Concepts III15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103, ENGL& 100, AMATH 100 or MATH& 107 or MATH& 141, CMST& 210 or PSYC& 100, DET 139 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26ARRCURTIS JOpenings: 15
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • Quarter 7
  • DET 126Electrical/Electronics III6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    4/7-4/28DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 203Drive Train5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of drive train systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    6/5-6/23DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 204Air Brakes5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile air braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 205Suspension/Steering5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of suspension and steering systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • See instructor regarding alternative options for DET 129, DET 139 and DET 239.

  • Electives
  • ADTEC 126Basic Electricity5 credits

    This course presents the fundamentals of controls, motors, electrical theory and applications. Emphasis is placed on proper diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures. Lectures and textbook are supplemented by student’s individual work on projects.

  • ADTEC 200Anaerobic Digestion Essentials4 credits

    This is a lecture and laboratory-based course, covering the basics of anaerobic digestion, its operation and maintenance, and its relationship to farm operations, energy production, and regulatory oversight. Emphasis is placed on application of general anaerobic digestion principles to the commercial farm setting and understanding as well as experiencing what is required of technicians during routine, scheduled Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on such farm-based digester systems.

  • ADTEC 237Cooling Towers/Water Treatment1 credits

    This course presents a study of cooling towers and the treatment of the water used.

  • ADTEC 245Commercial/Industrial Boilers2 credits

    This course presents commercial and industrial boilers and combustion controls, advanced flame safeguards, safety, code compliance and efficiency testing of gas and oil fired systems.

  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pALMAN AOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/23MW 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 3
     F 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MW 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 10
     F 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • CODR 125Forklift Driver Certification1 credits

    This course provides the student with forklift driving safety knowledge and skills to comply with OSHA/WISHA, and meets WAC 296.863.60005 requirements. Instruction emphasizes prevention of workplace related hazards, accidents, and injuries. Students will be awarded the Ives Mobile Equipment Operator's Certification. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have previous forklift driving experience. Employers must also test an employee's ability and provide additional training on any different conditions specific to a particular job site.


    Future Offerings
    1/24Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 0
    2/21Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 0
    3/14Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 1
  • ENVS 151Basic CSTOP Course0.8 credits

    Developed by Construction Safety Professionals to provide superior Safety Training, CSTOP is an industrial and heavy construction safety training and orientation program designed to provide contractor employees with a better than basic understanding of hazards and safety procedures associated with work in highly hazardous work areas.


    Future Offerings
    1/31Sa 8:00a-3:00pMILLER MOpenings: 12
    3/7Sa 8:00a-3:00pMILLER MOpenings: 22
  • HLTH 155First Aid Fundamentals1 credits

    This eight-hour first aid course is in compliance with WAC 296-24 of the State of Washington and meets OSHA/WISHA requirements for first aid training. This course teaches the fundamentals of first aid in order to gain access to the EMS system, render emergency care in a low-risk occupational environment, and teaches adult CPR and obstructed airway techniques. Both CPR and first aid cards are good for two years. Attendance at all sessions and demonstration of competency is required for certification.


    Future Offerings
    1/20-1/22TTh 5:00p-9:00pLIEBERHERR JOpenings: 10
    1/31Sa 8:00a-5:00pREAD AMWaitlisted: 2
    2/11W 6:00p-9:00pENGELS JOpenings: 3
    3/6F 1:00p-4:00pKING JOpenings: 2
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • Any course from the following programs.

  • Auto Collision Repair

  • Automotive Technology

  • Business

  • Electrician

  • Electro Mechanical Technology

  • Electronics Engineering Technician

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

  • Instrumentation & Control Technology

  • Precision Machining Technology

  • Process Technology

  • Welding Technology

  • Other college level courses may be used with prior instructor approval.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS143 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS-T General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards;

    - A renewed copy of your valid driver's license (with no restrictions due to driving offenses) will again be required at the start of your second year in the program.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.
  • All General Education courses must be completed prior to the beginning of the 2nd year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS-T degree and are higher than those for the AAS degree. Please see AAS Entry Page for AAS requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to attain an in-depth knowledge of the medium/heavy truck repair industry leading to ASE or other industry certification.
  • Graduates will be able to research and utilize vehicle repair information including, but not limited to internet searches, manufacturer specific, common generic service and repair manuals (to include the most widely used print styles and software formats); in the classroom, in the workplace, in libraries and other methods as required, to perform vehicle repairs in a professional and timely manner utilizing information resources available.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $54,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Jobs & Employment

The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/25MW 3:00p-4:25pWISE JOpenings: 6
    1/7-3/25MW11:00a-12:25pWISE JWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/26Online DONNELLY RWaitlisted: 4
    4/7-6/23T12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW11:00a-12:25pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pADAMS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 7
    1/7-3/26Online ADAMS JWaitlisted: 5
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • DET 129Applied Diesel Concepts I15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26DAILYCURTIS JOpenings: 14
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 2
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pMUDD SWaitlisted: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBURNS JWaitlisted: 3
    1/7-3/26Online OEKERMAN CWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/26Online LIPPMAN LWaitlisted: 1
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 24
  • Quarter 3
  • DET 116Electrical/Electronics II6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 201Hydraulics9 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of hydraulic/pneumatic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 208Preventive Maintenance6 credits

    This course covers how to set up a PM program, arrange PM scheduling, keep vital records, and winterize heavy duty vehicles. It also discusses when to place a vehicle out of service or deadline it.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • Quarter 4
  • DET 139Applied Diesel Concepts II15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103, AENGL 100, AMATH 100, CMST& 210, DET 129 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • Quarter 5
  • DET 104Hydraulic Brakes2 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile hydraulic braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 106Electrical/Electronics I6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 202Diesel Engines13 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of diesel engines and their systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • Quarter 6
  • DET 239Applied Diesel Concepts III15 credits

    The student will be doing a combination of shop practices, safety, forklift and lifting/rigging during the lecture/lab portion of this course. The student may also participate in an unpaid or paid internship or job shadow at a maintenance/repair facility in the industry. The maintenance/repair facility becomes a real world extension of the classroom.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103, ENGL& 100, AMATH 100 or MATH& 107 or MATH& 141, CMST& 210 or PSYC& 100, DET 139 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26ARRCURTIS JOpenings: 15
  • or

  • Elective15 credits

  • Quarter 7
  • DET 126Electrical/Electronics III6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    4/7-4/28DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 203Drive Train5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of drive train systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    6/5-6/23DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 204Air Brakes5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile air braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 205Suspension/Steering5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of suspension and steering systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • Electives
  • ADTEC 126Basic Electricity5 credits

    This course presents the fundamentals of controls, motors, electrical theory and applications. Emphasis is placed on proper diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures. Lectures and textbook are supplemented by student’s individual work on projects.

  • ADTEC 200Anaerobic Digestion Essentials4 credits

    This is a lecture and laboratory-based course, covering the basics of anaerobic digestion, its operation and maintenance, and its relationship to farm operations, energy production, and regulatory oversight. Emphasis is placed on application of general anaerobic digestion principles to the commercial farm setting and understanding as well as experiencing what is required of technicians during routine, scheduled Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on such farm-based digester systems.

  • ADTEC 237Cooling Towers/Water Treatment1 credits

    This course presents a study of cooling towers and the treatment of the water used.

  • ADTEC 245Commercial/Industrial Boilers2 credits

    This course presents commercial and industrial boilers and combustion controls, advanced flame safeguards, safety, code compliance and efficiency testing of gas and oil fired systems.

  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodicity, chemical bonding theories, and molecular geometry. Lab work included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pALMAN AOpenings: 11
    1/7-3/23MW 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 3
     F 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MW 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 10
     F 3:00p-5:00pSTAFF
    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
  • CODR 125Forklift Driver Certification1 credits

    This course provides the student with forklift driving safety knowledge and skills to comply with OSHA/WISHA, and meets WAC 296.863.60005 requirements. Instruction emphasizes prevention of workplace related hazards, accidents, and injuries. Students will be awarded the Ives Mobile Equipment Operator's Certification. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have previous forklift driving experience. Employers must also test an employee's ability and provide additional training on any different conditions specific to a particular job site.


    Future Offerings
    1/24Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 0
    2/21Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 0
    3/14Sa 8:00a-5:00pMORRIS GARYWaitlisted: 1
  • ENVS 151Basic CSTOP Course0.8 credits

    Developed by Construction Safety Professionals to provide superior Safety Training, CSTOP is an industrial and heavy construction safety training and orientation program designed to provide contractor employees with a better than basic understanding of hazards and safety procedures associated with work in highly hazardous work areas.


    Future Offerings
    1/31Sa 8:00a-3:00pMILLER MOpenings: 12
    3/7Sa 8:00a-3:00pMILLER MOpenings: 22
  • HLTH 155First Aid Fundamentals1 credits

    This eight-hour first aid course is in compliance with WAC 296-24 of the State of Washington and meets OSHA/WISHA requirements for first aid training. This course teaches the fundamentals of first aid in order to gain access to the EMS system, render emergency care in a low-risk occupational environment, and teaches adult CPR and obstructed airway techniques. Both CPR and first aid cards are good for two years. Attendance at all sessions and demonstration of competency is required for certification.


    Future Offerings
    1/20-1/22TTh 5:00p-9:00pLIEBERHERR JOpenings: 10
    1/31Sa 8:00a-5:00pREAD AMWaitlisted: 2
    2/11W 6:00p-9:00pENGELS JOpenings: 3
    3/6F 1:00p-4:00pKING JOpenings: 2
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 15
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pBILLS MOpenings: 14
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • Any course from the following programs.

  • Auto Collision Repair

  • Automotive Technology

  • Business

  • Electrician

  • Electro Mechanical Technology

  • Electronics Engineering Technician

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

  • Instrumentation & Control Technology

  • Precision Machining

  • Process Technology

  • Welding Technology

  • Other college level courses may be used with prior instructor approval.

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS138 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards;

    - A renewed copy of your valid driver's license (with no restrictions due to driving offenses) will again be required at the start of your second year in the program.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.
  • All General Education courses must be completed prior to the beginning of the 2nd year.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to attain an in-depth knowledge of the medium/heavy truck repair industry leading to ASE or other industry certification.
  • Graduates will be able to research and utilize vehicle repair information including, but not limited to internet searches, manufacturer specific, common generic service and repair manuals (to include the most widely used print styles and software formats); in the classroom, in the workplace, in libraries and other methods as required, to perform vehicle repairs in a professional and timely manner utilizing information resources available.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.


Diesel Drive Train/Brakes/Suspension/Steering/Electrical Electronic Systems Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $59,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

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Use this tool to see this program's course offerings for upcoming quarters

  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/25MW 3:00p-4:25pWISE JOpenings: 6
    1/7-3/25MW11:00a-12:25pWISE JWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/26Online DONNELLY RWaitlisted: 4
    4/7-6/23T12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW11:00a-12:25pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pADAMS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 7
    1/7-3/26Online ADAMS JWaitlisted: 5
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • DET 126Electrical/Electronics III6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    4/7-4/28DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 203Drive Train5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of drive train systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission

    Future Offerings
    6/5-6/23DAILY 8:00a-3:00pCURTIS JOpenings: 36
  • DET 204Air Brakes5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile air braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 205Suspension/Steering5 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of suspension and steering systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS46 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to review, interpret, and convey written, verbal, and graphic information to communicate effectively with co-workers, management, and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to lift at least 70 pounds and work in difficult positions.
  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to read and interpret a variety of schematics from a variety of sources to repair diesel equipment; troubleshoot and repair common problems using appropriate testing equipment, procedures and information systems.
  • Graduates will be able to act responsibly and ethically as an employee by being punctual, adhering to company policies and interacting positively and appropriately with co-workers, supervisors and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to research, train, and stay current with new and emerging heavy equipment technologies.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.


Engine & Electronic Systems Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $59,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

Filter courses by quarter 
Use this tool to see this program's course offerings for upcoming quarters

  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG CWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/25MW 3:00p-4:25pWISE JOpenings: 6
    1/7-3/25MW11:00a-12:25pWISE JWaitlisted: 0
    1/7-3/26Online DONNELLY RWaitlisted: 4
    4/7-6/23T12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 9:00a-10:25aKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW 3:00p-4:25pKONGSHAUG COpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MW11:00a-12:25pBURNS JOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pADAMS JOpenings: 3
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 1
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pSCHIVITZ BOpenings: 7
    1/7-3/26Online ADAMS JWaitlisted: 5
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • DET 104Hydraulic Brakes2 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of mobile hydraulic braking systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 106Electrical/Electronics I6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 202Diesel Engines13 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of diesel engines and their systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS46 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to read and interpret a variety of schematics from a variety of sources to repair diesel equipment; troubleshoot and repair common problems using appropriate testing equipment, procedures and information systems.
  • Graduates will be able to act responsibly and ethically as an employee by being punctual, adhering to company policies and interacting positively and appropriately with co-workers, supervisors and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to research, train, and stay current with new and emerging heavy equipment technologies.
  • Graduates will be able to review, interpret, and convey written, verbal, and graphic information to communicate effectively with co-workers, management, and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to lift at least 70 pounds and work in difficult positions.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.


Diesel Hydraulics Preventative Maintenance & Electrical/Electronic Systems Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $59,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • AENGL 100 *Applied English5 credits

    This applied English course focuses on the workplace communication skills needed to send, receive, and process oral and written information. Along with a review of writing fundamentals, learners will use principles of clear communication, professionalism, and cultural awareness in occupational contexts. Learners will sharpen their reading, writing, and presentation skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
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    4/7-6/23T12:00p-2:05pBURNS JOpenings: 26
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    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • AMATH 100 *Applied Occupational Math5 credits

    This course covers fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, English and metric measurement systems, geometry, and algebra. The contents will include relevant technical applications and the use of a calculator. Text required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pADAMS JOpenings: 3
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    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 2
  • DET 116Electrical/Electronics II6 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of electrical/electronic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 201Hydraulics9 credits

    This course will address the basic operation of hydraulic/pneumatic systems, with the emphasis on preventive maintenance and logical troubleshooting.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • DET 208Preventive Maintenance6 credits

    This course covers how to set up a PM program, arrange PM scheduling, keep vital records, and winterize heavy duty vehicles. It also discusses when to place a vehicle out of service or deadline it.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101, TRANS 102, TRANS 103 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS46 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.
  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to read and interpret a variety of schematics from a variety of sources to repair diesel equipment; troubleshoot and repair common problems using appropriate testing equipment, procedures and information systems.
  • Graduates will be able to act responsibly and ethically as an employee by being punctual, adhering to company policies and interacting positively and appropriately with co-workers, supervisors and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to research, train, and stay current with new and emerging heavy equipment technologies.
  • Graduates will be able to review, interpret, and convey written, verbal, and graphic information to communicate effectively with co-workers, management, and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to lift at least 70 pounds and work in difficult positions.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.


Vehicle Service Technician Certificate

If you’d like a high-paying career upon graduating from BTC, then you should consider Diesel. You’ll be prepared to work right away as a diesel technician, repairing and maintaining heavy trucks, buses, and road equipment like bulldozers and graders. Other positions you’d qualify for are diesel engine specialist, truck technician, marine technician, and construction and industrial machinery repair technician.

You will learn how to use leading-edge diesel technology, and work hands-on in an actual shop. Employers who hire graduates from the Diesel program include diesel automotive and trucking companies, rental companies, marine dealers, highway contractors, and farm and heavy equipment companies.

Program Facts

82% Average placement for program graduates

Average annual wage $50,440

Wage potential $59,134 annually

Employment and wage data sources


Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The need for diesel technicians is high. People who enter this field will find favorable opportunities, especially as the need to replace workers who retire increases over the next decade.

About 82% of BTC Diesel students are employed within nine months of graduation. The average annual income in this field is $50,440, with an earning potential of about $59,134 per year.*

Driving citations will restrict or prevent student participation in some lab activities, internships and employment in the diesel repair industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work as diesel technicians, repairing and maintaining the diesel engines that power transportation equipment, such as heavy trucks and buses. Other options include working on bulldozers, cranes, road graders, farm tractors, combines boat repair or service on a variety of diesel-powered electric generators, compressors, and pumps used in oil well drilling and irrigation systems.

Employers include diesel dealerships, diesel repair companies, diesel trucking companies, diesel marine dealers, farm equipment companies, and highway contractors. Potential positions include diesel engine specialist, truck technician, bus technician, construction and industrial machinery repair person, marine technician, ASE certified specialist, engine overhaul mechanic and service manager.

Courses

Filter courses by quarter 
Use this tool to see this program's course offerings for upcoming quarters

  • Quarter 1
  • TRANS 101Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1015 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will be introduced to basic automotive and diesel repair practices. Proper interaction with customers, shop managers and fellow employees will be emphasized. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    Program admission; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 102Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1025 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Students will begin to apply tool use and shop practices that are introduced in Basic Transportation 102. These practices will be demonstrated on shop and customer vehicles. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 101 with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
  • TRANS 103Basic Transportation Service & Systems 1035 credits

    Basic Transportation is a hybrid class. A portion of the lecture component will be delivered through an on-line “textbook”. Student will continue to implement the knowledge they have gained in Trans 101 and 102 to more advanced vehicle systems. Students at this point will have the basic knowledge of dealing with customer concerns, verifying their concerns and beginning to diagnose basic problems. NOTE: Students are required to complete all General Education courses before entering DET 139, DET 240, DET 242.

    Prerequisite:
    TRANS 102with a grade of C (2.0) or better; or instructor permission
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS15 credits

Program Entry Information

This program admits students once a year, in the fall quarter.

Program Start

  • In addition to submitting an application, Diesel Technology students must complete the admissions completion form and provide the following: - Copy of your valid Driver's License (with no restrictions due to driving offenses);

    - Current complete 3-year driving record from Washington State DOL (this must be obtained within the week prior to submitting the admissions completion form). This copy of your driving record will be kept on file for advising purposes only;

    - Signed statement indicating that you understand program admissions requirements and industry hiring standards.
  • Please Note:

    1. You are required to maintain a valid driver's license as long as you are enrolled in this program;

    2. Many employers, in this field, will only hire applicants who have a clean driving record;

    3. Driving records (abstracts) can be obtained for a fee. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for and order his/her driving records. You may obtain a copy of your current "Abstract of Driving Record" at your local Department of Licensing or by accessing the Washington State Department of Licensing on the web at www.dol.wa.gov.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 50 or a C grade in MATH 090 or ABE 050.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to use appropriate clothing and protective gear and practice ergonomically correct strategies/technologies to safeguard against injuries in the workplace.
  • Graduates will be able to act responsibly and ethically as an employee by being punctual, adhering to company policies and interacting positively and appropriately with co-workers, supervisors and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to review, interpret, and convey written, verbal and graphic information to communicate effectively with co-workers, management and customers.
  • Graduates will be able to lift at least 70-pounds and work in difficult positions.

Jeff Curtis - Instructor image

Jeff Curtis

Area of Instruction


Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certifications


Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician

Certificate, ASE L-2 Certified

Certificate, Journey Level Mechanic

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8404
jcurtis@btc.ctc.edu
T Building (T) - Room T4

Background


Profile
Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of th...

    • Jeff has worked in a variety of industries including logging, construction and marine repair. He moved to Alaska and worked on the construction of the Alaska pipeline and other large projects. Electronic controls, relating to vehicle and equipment, engines and drive trains, are his real study passion. Relentless study of these systems assists him helping students understand modern electronic controls. Jeff is currently an ASE Master M/H Truck Technician with the advanced "L-2" electronics certification.