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Submitter's Information


Bobbi Mahfood


Dean of Ed Services


Central/Mother Lode


West Hills College Coalinga

CTE Dean

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Bobbi Mahfood

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Program Details

Program Title

Entry Level Diesel Mechanic

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Diesel Technology (094700)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Certificate of Achievement in Entry Level Diesel Mechanic is designed to prepare students for a career as an entry level mechanic.  Using modern equipment, the certificate offers instruction and training in equipment operation, diesel engine repair, and hydraulics.  Career opportunities for students exist in agricultural, industrial, construction, material handling, and mining industries.

Enrollment Completer Projections

It is anticipated that 30 students will complete the certificate on an annual basis.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 8 to fewer than 16 semester (or 12 to fewer than 24 quarter) units (B)
Program Goal

Diesel Technology - Entry Level Diesel Mechanic program prepares students with the basic safety, hydraulic, and diesel engine knowledge required to enter the workforce as an entry level mechanic.  Upon completion of this program, students will be ready to work in entry level jobs in the agriculture, construction, and trucking industry.  The certificate also fulfills a portion of the requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Equipment Technician.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

Entry Level Diesel Mechanics are part of a diverse industry with a tremendous variety of career opportunities.  Students that successfully complete the Entry Level Diesel Mechanic program requirements and skills necessary to obtain entry level employment are in high demand.  Career opportunities exist in oil production and maintenance, agriculture, distribution, manufacturing, and construction.

This program meets the mission of the college to provide CTE opportunities to support students, community, and industry.  In doing so, the program will provide students with an opportunity to gain increased wages in an industry with a skill that is lacking in the Central Valley.

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
DT094Introduction to Diesel Repair3Y1
IMT060Industrial Core3Y1

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Published at

10/17/23 - 09:05 PM



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