Bakersfield College


Light Duty Diesel Performance Certificate of Achievement

The Light Duty Diesel Performance Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis and repair of various types of diesel engine, fuel, and emission systems found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the these courses in dealerships, independent repair shops, performance shops, construction companies, agriculture companies, government agencies, etc. Students earning this certificate will be prepared

to further pursue certification through ASE in the A9 and L2 areas.

This program prepares students for careers in Transportation Industry and Automotive Industry This is a strong and growing area of the automotive repair industry especially in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas where many diesel vehicles are used for private use, work in the oil fields, agriculture industry, and other transportation fields.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the transportation and related industries performing diesel performance work.
  • demonstrate their ability to assess, evaluate and solve diesel performance problems common to automotive, industrial, and agricultural industries.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core diesel performance material required for transfer to a four year university or certification in the department programs.

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Light Duty Diesel Performance Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 16

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B20 Engine Theory, Design and Diagnosis 4.0
AUTO B30 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4.0
AUTO B33 Engine Performance 4.0
AUTO B36 Light Duty Diesel Performance 4.0