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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Diesel Equipment Technology


Program Description:

The Diesel Equipment Technology Program is an instructional 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. 

The program offers an accelerated transition pathway of a career certificate at 30 semester credit hours, a technical certificate at 45 semester credit hours for transportation (medium to heavy trucks) option, a technical certificate at 44 semester credit hours for a heavy equipment option, and an Associate of Applied Science degree at 59-62 semester credit hours.

The curriculum utilizes both the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 2014 Medium/Heavy Truck standards and the 2014 Standards for Construction Equipment Technology (AED).  These documents serve as national standards for certification of medium/heavy truck and construction equipment technician programs.

Campus Location:

Raymond - 601.857.3478 or 601.857.3248

**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Diesel Equipment Technology 30 SH

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Diesel Equipment Technology 45 SH

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Diesel Equipment Technology 44 SH

Associate of Applied Science

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Diesel Equipment Technology 59-62 SH

**Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
  • Assessment - An Assessment Prep review course(s) and Skills Assessment exam(s) are required to graduate from this program.