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Fixed Plant Mechanic Program

Most of today's mining is processed with heavy equipment. Mines rely heavily on a well trained crew of mechanics to keep that equipment running.  The UAS School of Career Education's Diesel Department offers a 1 year Fixed Plant Mechanic Occupational Endorsement and a 2 year Associates Degree in Power Technology with an emphasis in Fixed Plant Mechanics. 

This degree includes 16 credits of general education requirements and 45 credits of major requirements.

Fixed Plant Mechanic Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in securing employment working with various stationary machine applications such as (but not limited to):

  •     Above ground mines
  •     Underground mines
  •     Gravel pits and quarries
  •     Fish plants (flash freezing)
  •     Fish plants (canneries)
  •     Sawmills

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2018-2019 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours60
Major Requirements44

Major Requirements

DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance & Inspection2
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS225Advanced Hydraulics3
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
WELDS120Basic Welding3
WELDS175Selected Topics in Advanced Welding3
____S___Advisor approved electives13

Juneau Downtown Campus
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Technical Education Center 
1415 Harbor Way
Juneau, Alaska
Mailstop: TEC1

Sitka Campus
Sitka Campus 
1332 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK

Ketchikan Campus
Ziegler Bldg 
2600 Seventh Ave.
Ketchikan, AK

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