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Diesel Technology

  • Search for DS111DS111 7 credits

    Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians I

    Introduces the fundamentals of basic electricity, starters and power generation, the use of test equipment, and troubleshooting techniques. Course required for all entering diesel technology students.
    Offered fall term.

  • Search for DS112DS112 6 credits

    Gasoline Engines Rebuild

    Reviews theory and construction of various gasoline internal combustion engines and how to rebuild, service, inspect, and repair them. Dual numbered as AM122.

  • Search for DS113DS113 6 credits

    Diesel Engine Overhaul

    Provides diesel engine theory and hands-on experience in rebuilding and servicing diesel engines including testing, diagnosis, measurements, and repair.
    Corequisite: DS190. Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS120DS120 6 credits

    Diesel Trades Practices

    Introduces basic mechanical shop safety and industrial practices, professionalism and ethics, shop tools, and equipment use. Vehicle maintenance and service procedures included. Course required for all entering diesel technology students.
    Offered fall term.

  • Search for DS131DS131 5 credits

    Diesel Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis

    Provides the theory of operation and hands-on experience in tuning up and troubleshooting various live diesel engines. Topics include tune-up, engine airflow principles, and performance diagnosis.
    Prerequisites: DS111 and DS120. Offered winter term.

  • Search for DS134DS134 4 credits

    Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians II

    Introduces first-year students to electrical and electronic theory and more advanced topics that relate to heavy, mid-range, light, stationary, marine diesel, propane, and natural gas applications. Students will have the opportunity to achieve task mastery by successful completion of each ASE/NATEF task.
    Prerequisites: DS111 and DS120. Offered winter term.

  • Search for DS141DS141 5 credits

    Heavy Equipment Power Trains

    Studies the principles of operation of heavy transmissions, differentials, and clutches, and provides for hands-on experience in the servicing, inspecting, and rebuilding of them.
    Prerequisites: AM111 or DS111 and AM120 or DS120. Offered winter term.

  • Search for DS151DS151 6 credits

    Heavy Equipment Brakes

    Studies the theories of braking system operation and provides hands-on experience in the rebuilding, repairing, and adjusting of the various braking systems including hydraulic, air, and electrical types, as well as ABS brake hydraulics and operation.
    Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS160DS160 6 credits

    Heavy Equipment Suspension and Steering

    Provides students with the theory and hands-on training needed to properly test, repair, troubleshoot, and align suspension and steering systems used on trucks and heavy equipment.
    Prerequisites: AM111 or DS111 and AM120 or DS120 or approval of instructor. Offered fall term.

  • Search for DS190DS190 3 credits

    Diesel Repair Lab I

    Provides live work experience in all aspects of repair expected of entry-level line technicians. Includes basic engine performance, diagnosis and repair of engines, chassis, power trains, and basic electrical systems. Primarily designed for first-year students or those with appropriate skill levels.
    Corequisite: DS113. Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS199DS199 Variable credit

    Workshop/Selected Topics

    Presents workshops dealing with the diesel and heavy equipment industry and related issues; scheduled as needed.

  • Search for DS232DS232 4 credits

    Heavy Equipment Fuel Systems

    Develops skills and knowledge for working with diesel fuel injection, turbo chargers, super chargers, gasoline, and alternative fuel systems. Includes hands-on experience in the servicing and rebuilding of components in each system.
    Prerequisite: DS131. Offered summer term.

  • Search for DS233DS233 7 credits

    Computerized Vehicle Management Systems

    Allows for demonstration of mastery of basic diesel engines, fuel systems, electricity, electronics, air conditioning, heavy-duty computer controlled brakes, and suspension and repairs of all on-board, computer controlled, monitored and managed systems. Meets current ASE/NATEF (Automotive Service Excellence/National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) requirements for certification and is the foundation for many fleet and dealership maintenance, repair and monitoring practices.
    Prerequisites: DS131, DS134 and DS232. Offered winter term.

  • Search for DS260DS260 4 credits

    Hydraulic Systems

    Studies theory and operation of hydraulic systems used in the heavy equipment industry; includes hands-on experience in building, troubleshooting, and repairing these systems.
    Prerequisites: AM111 or DS111 and AM120 or DS120. Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS270DS270 5 credits

    Air Conditioning for Diesel Technicians

    Covers vehicle air conditioning systems theory and operation. Uses industry identified skills for diagnosis, repair, and servicing of R12 and R134A systems. Also covers government regulations in the safe handling of refrigerants.
    Prerequisites: DS111, DS120, and DS131. Offered summer term.

  • Search for DS275DS275 6 credits

    Preventative Maintenance Inspection

    Provides culmination of all ASE/NATEF and academic courses required for completion and/or graduation from the Diesel Technology program. It requires knowledge and demonstration of basic engine maintenance and repair, heavy duty brakes, drive train, air conditioning, fuel and emission systems, electronics, safety inspection, servicing, maintenance records, and repairs of all onboard systems.
    Prerequisites: DS113, DS131, DS151, DS160, DS232, and DS270. Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS280DS280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Diesel

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisites: AM111 or DS111 and AM120 or DS120, or approval of instructor.

  • Search for DS280SDS280S 1 credit

    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Diesel

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.

  • Search for DS290DS290 3 credits

    Diesel Repair Lab II

    Provides live work experience in all aspects of repair expected of an entry-level line technician. Includes engine performance, diagnosis and repair of engine components, chassis, power trains, brakes, suspension systems, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Course is for second-year students or can be taken in place of Cooperative Work Experience.
    Offered spring term.

  • Search for DS295DS295 1 credit

    ASE Certification Preparation

    Provides students with a review of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification and testing. Topics covered are test-taking techniques and technical reviews pertinent to the specific certification area(s).
    Prerequisites: Approval of advisor. Offered infrequently.