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Power Technology Occupational Endorsement 
with an emphasis in Diesel/Heavy Duty Mechanics 

The HEAVY DUTY Occupational Endorsement is for the student wanting to enter the non-marine side of the diesel mechanic field.  This program covers all machine systems as well as the diesel engine.  All of the classes are at least 50% hands-on which lets the student practice their new skills.  UAS has a wide selection of excellent training aids. 

Employment possibilities could include:

  • Earthmoving companies
  • AC power generation
  • Trucking fleets
  • Freight handlers
  • State or city maintenance shops
  • Airport maintenance
  • Machinery dealers
  • Mining companies
  • Logging companies
  • Tour bus operations
  • Sand and gravel operations

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours29
DESLS102Lubrication, Preventive Maintenance and Inspections2
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes and CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Diesel Technology
  • 907.796.6571  (Fax)
Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, Alaska
Mailstop: TEC1

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