Jones College

Diesel Equipment Technology

Program Length

Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Associate in Applied Science
Technical Certificate

The Diesel Equipment Technology Program is an instructional and hands-on program that provides students with competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. The program includes instruction in inspection, repair, and maintenance of engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, and other components. Diesel Equipment Technology is an articulated certificate or technical program designed to provide advanced skills to students. Baseline competencies, taken from the secondary Diesel Service Technology, serve as a foundation for the competencies and objectives taught in the courses of the program. Students needing these basic skills will be allowed to acquire them during the program. Students who can document mastery of these baseline competencies will not be required to repeat these competencies.This program offers a technical certificate at 53 semester credit hours for the transportation (medium to heavy trucks) option, and an Associate of Applied Science degree at 68 semester credit hours. If you have any questions regarding the Diesel Equipment Technology Program, please feel free to contact us at (601) 477-5461 or email brad.ellzey@jcjc.edu.

How to Enroll

  • Step 1 - Complete a Jones Admissions Application. Applications can be completed online or mailed to: Jones College, Admissions Office, 900 South Court Street, Ellisville, MS 39437. 
  • Step 2 - Send an official copy of the final high school transcript, previous college transcript, and/or GED scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 3 - Submit ACT/SAT scores to the Jones Admissions Office.
  • Step 4 - Applicants must receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory and have the results submitted directly to the college.

Brad Ellzey 
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg. Room #124
(601) 477-5461
brad.ellzey@jcjc.edu

Kirk Sharplin
Instructor
Industrial Services Bldg.
(601) 477-5420
kirk.sharplin@jcjc.edu

DTV 1114 –Fundamentals of Equipment Mechanics
This is a course designed to provide review and update of safety procedures; tools and equipment usage; handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials; and operating principles of diesel engines. (4sch: 3-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 1223 – Electrical/Electronic Systems I
This is a course designed to provide diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines, includes instruction in general systems diagnosis, starting and charging systems. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DTV 1263 – Electrical/Electronic Systems II
This is a course designed to provide diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines, includes instruction on lighting systems, gauges and warning devices, and related electrical systems. (3sch: 1-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DTV 1364 – Diesel Systems I This is a course designed to provide diagnosis, service, and repair of basic engine operating principles, with an emphasis on cylinder head and valve train engine block. (4sch: 2-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 1374 – Diesel Systems II
This is a course designed to provide skills and knowledge related to the diagnosis, service, and repair of lubrication systems, cooling system, and air induction and exhaust systems. (4sch: 2-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 1513 – Preventive Maintenance and Service
This is a course designed to provide knowledge of basic operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems associated with diesel powered equipment, includes instruction in safety, system components, operation, and repair. (3sch: 1-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 1614 – Preventive Maintenance and Service
This is a course designed to provide practice in the preventive maintenance of diesel powered equipment, includes instruction in general preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment. (4sch: 2-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 1713 – Transportation Power Train
This is a course designed to provide diagnosis, service, maintenance, and repair of power train units on transportation equipment, includes instruction on clutch, manual transmissions, drive shafts, and drive axles. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 1813 – Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
This is a course designed to provide skills and knowledge related to the operation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning and heating systems used in commercial equipment, includes instruction in theories and operating principles, A/C system diagnosis and repair, clutch and compressor repair, evaporator and condenser repair, and heating system repair. (3sch: 1-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 2623 – Advanced Brake Systems (Air)
A basic course to provide students with instruction and practice in the maintenance and repair of air brake systems commonly used on commercial diesel powered transportation and heavy equipment, includes instruction in maintenance and repair of the air supply system, mechanical system, antilock braking system, and traction control system. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 2253 – Steering and Suspension Systems
This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the operation, maintenance, and repair of heavy duty steering and suspension systems, Includes instruction in steering column and steering gear, power steering unit, steering linkage, suspension, wheel alignment, and related components diagnosis and repair. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 2273 – Electrical/Electronic Systems III
This course is designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge associated with the diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines, includes instruction in electronic fuel management systems. (3sch: 1-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 2383 – Diesel Systems III
Compare to Preventive Maintenance & DS II A basic course to provide students with an opportunity to diagnosis, service, and repair of general engine operations and fuel system operations. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 2513 – Hydraulic/Hydrostats II
This is a course designed to provide diagnosis and repair of hydraulic brake systems, includes instruction in hydraulic and mechanical systems, power assist units, and antilock braking systems. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 1213 –Hydraulic Brake Systems
This is a course designed to provide diagnosis and repair of hydraulic brake systems, includes instruction in hydraulic and mechanical systems, power assist units, and antilock braking systems. (3sch: 2-hr lecture, 2-hr lab)

DET 2113 – Welding for Diesel Equipment Technology
This is a course designed to provide basic welding and cutting techniques which includes fundamental procedures and safety, oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal-arc welding, and metal inert gas welding procedures. (3sch: 1-hr lecture, 4-hr lab)

DET 291(1-6) – Special Problem/Projects in Diesel Equipment Technology
A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Diesel Equipment Repair and Service courses. The instructor and student work closely together to select a topic and establish criteria for completion of the project.