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Diesel Technology

DIESEL 112 and DIESEL 122 may be taken either one before the other.

112 Diesel Engine Fundamentals  (11)
Lecture, 6 hours; Laboratory, 15 hours
The theory of operation of diesel engine components, shop safety, basic employment information, fastening devices, mechanical procedures, use of measuring instruments, and electrical system are subjects covered in this course. Provides practice in the use of hand tools, power tools, precision measuring instruments and fabrication of tubing and fittings. Obtains practical experience on changing systems, starters, disassembly, reassembly, troubleshooting and inspection of diesel engines and components.

122 Diesel Fuel Systems and Electric Component Theory  (11)
Concurrent enrollment in Diesel and Related Technology 122.
Lecture, 6 hours; Laboratory, 15 hours
This course covers the principles of fuel injection systems. Emphasis is placed on the proper disassembly, diagnosis, reassembly and testing of calibrating of different type pumps and fuel injectors. Various models will be examined.

132 Heavy Duty Drive Train Fundamentals  (11)
Prerequisites: Diesel and Related Technology 112, 115, and 122; each with a grade of "C" or better.
Lecture, 6 hours; Laboratory, 15 hours
This Course provides the theory and practice to develop the skills necessary for the selection of methods to be used in the repairing of the drive train of heavy trucks and equipment. The repair of specialized clutches, multi-speed transmissions, the differential, and components that are common to diesel power equipment will be covered.

142 Diesel Engine Overhaul Fundamentals (11)
Prerequisites: Diesel and Related Technology 112, 115, and 122; each with a grade of "C" or better. 
Lecture, 6 hours; Laboratory, 15 hours   
This course provides the theory and practice to develop the skills necessary for the selection of methods to be used in the repairing of the diesel engine and the accessories. The proper procedure for disassembling, measuring and rebuilding are covered. The complete engine is reviewed and the emphasis in on gaining the skills necessary to make determination as to the status of the engine components and to return it to service after proper reassembly, adjustments and testing.

248 Truck Air and Hydraulic Brake System Theory and Repair   (4)
Lecture, 3 hour; Laboratory, 3 hours
The operating principles of hydraulic, pneumatic, combination and vacuum brake systems are studied. The student is given shop experience in service and repair in various types of truck brake systems.

261 Construction and Operation of Diesel Engines   (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
The theory and operation of diesel engines, the construction of diesel engines and the electrical systems are covered. The proper use of tools, fastening devices, mechanical procedures and safety practices in the shop are part of the course.

262 Tune-up and Troubleshooting  (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
A course of instruction designed to instruct the student in the theory and procedures for tune up and troubleshooting of diesel engines. All engine systems, including the air, fuel, lube and cooling systems will be examined and the student will be provided with a hands on experience in working with these systems.

263 Diesel Fuel Systems  (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
This course covers the fuel injection systems of diesel engines and the components necessary for efficient operation of the diesel engine. A review of the operation of the two and four cycle engine is a part of the course. A variety of fuel injection systems will be covered. The second part of the course covers the charging and cranking systems necessary for operation of the engine.

264 Heavy Duty Drive Train   (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
This course covers the heavy duty clutch, transmission, drive line, steering axle and air brake systems. The student will learn how to overhaul and adjust various systems necessary for the safe operation of a heavy vehicle.

265 Heavy Duty Electrical/Electronic Systems   (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
Provides an understanding of electrical/electronic terms, electrical circuit concepts, starting and charging systems, failure diagnosis and repair techniques. Classroom instruction and hands-on training on how to use electrical wiring diagrams, digital multi-meters and specialized automotive test equipment.

266 Diesel Engine Overhaul   (4)
Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 3 hours
Heavy-duty diesel engine overhaul including disassembly, cleaning and inspection, adjustments and reassembly. All engines are live and will be started upon completion in class.

185 Directed Studies (1)

Lecture, 1 hours; Laboratory, 0 hours

This course is designed to allow the student to pursue directed study in the truck mechanic program on a contract basis under the close supervision of an instructor in the Diesel department. The course requires that the student present a contract and that the instructor approves and evaluates the contract.

 

285 Directed Studies (2)

Lecture, 2 hours; Laboratory, 0 hours

This course is designed to allow the student to pursue directed study in the truck mechanic program on a contract basis under the close supervision of an instructor in the Diesel department. The course requires that the student present a contract and that the instructor approves and evaluates the contract. 

 

385 Directed Studies (3)

Lecture: 3 hours; Laboratory, 0 hours

This course is designed to allow the student to pursue directed study in the truck mechanic program on a contract basis under the close supervision of an instructor in the Diesel department. The course requires that the student present a contract and that the instructor approves and evaluates the contract.

 

 

Apprenticeship/Cooperative Ed classes: Dieseltk 941

Please see Mr. Ron Parker in A-215