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Coordinator: Matak, Pete
Office: Industrial Training Center 2, Room 104
Phone: (409) 880-8226

The Advanced Engine Technology Program is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in the operation, repair, and maintenance of diesel/multi-fuel, and industrial and consumer-use engines and equipment. Industrial engines provide power for transportation equipment such as heavy trucks, buses, and locomotives. They are also used in all types of farming and harvesting equipment. Heavy equipment and stationary engines for pumps and compressors use diesel/multi-fuel engines also.

To effectively repair an engine, the mechanic must isolate the cause of the problem, repair or replace defective parts, and make adjustments that affect engine life, performance, and emissions.

Objectives of the Advanced Engine Technology program include opportunities to learn the design and construction of industrial engines, experiences in their disassembly and repair, tune-up, troubleshooting computer, electrical, electronic, hydraulic problems, and preventative maintenance.

The Associate of Applied Science degree will be awarded to students successfully completing the two-year course of study. The Certificate of Completion in Advanced Engine -- Diesel will be awarded to students successfully completing the one-year course of study. Job placement assistance is available through the Institute Placement Office.

Lamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course in their first semester. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students must earn a 'C' or better in all cources in the degree plan.


Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Advanced Engine Technology
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
General Education Courses
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
 or 
PSYC 2301General Psychology3 : 3 : 0
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3 : 3 : 0
Program Requirements
AUMT 2305Automotive Engine Theory3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1280Cooperative Education - Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician2 : 1 : 10
DEMR 1305Basic Electrical Systems3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1306Diesel Engine I3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1313Fuel Systems3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1316Basic Hydraulics3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1323Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Troubleshooting and Repair3 : 2 : 4
DEMR 1329Preventive Maintenance3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 1401Shop Safety and Procedures4 : 3 : 4
DEMR 1410Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I4 : 3 : 4
DEMR 1449Diesel Engine II4 : 3 : 4
DEMR 2334Advanced Diesel Tune up and Troubleshooting3 : 2 : 4
DEMR 2348Failure Analysis3 : 3 : 0
DEMR 2412Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II4 : 3 : 4
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours60 : 53 : 34