Automotive Light Duty MGCCC

Harrison County Campus

Specialize in the Service and Maintenance of Diesel Automotives

About the Program

The Light Duty Diesel diploma option offers students an opportunity to specialize after completing the first two semesters of the Automotive Technology program.

Degree Options and Requirements

The Light Duty Diesel program offers a diploma option (45 credit hours) and an Associate of Applied Science degree program (60 credit hours). Students must complete 30 hours in Automotive Technology prior to specializing in Light Duty Diesel.

Graduates will earn a work-ready student certification through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board-approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Automotive Light Duty Diesel Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Automotive Light Duty Diesel Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
ATT 1123 - Basic Electrical/Electronic 3
ATT 1213 - Brakes 3
ATT 1424 - Engine Performance I 4
ATT 1714 - Engine Repair 4
ATT 1811 - Introduction, Safety, and Employability Skills 1
LLS 1721 Employment Readiness 1**

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
ATT 1134 - Advanced Electrical/Electronic 4
ATT 1313 - Manual Drive Trains/Transaxles 3
ATT 2334 - Steering and Suspension Systems 4
ATT 2434 - Engine Performance II 4

Total Credits: 30/31

Automotive Light Duty Diesel Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
ATT 2112 - Introduction to Light Duty Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety 2
ATT 2125 - Light Duty Diesel Engine Repair 5
ATT 2214 - Light Duty Diesel Engine Performance 4
ATT 2224 - Light Duty Diesel Electrical 4

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I or SPT 2172 Interpersonal Communication 2**
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 14/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

** SPT 1113 – Public Speaking I or LLS 1721 – Employment Readiness AND SPT 2172 – Interpersonal Communication

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For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and our programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email

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