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Diesel Technology

  • DS111 7 credits
    Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians I - Register

    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.

  • DS112 5 credits
    Gasoline Engines Rebuild - Register

    Reviews theory and construction of various gasoline internal combustion engines and how to rebuild, service, inspect, and repair them.
    Prerequisite: DS131.

  • DS113 6 credits
    Diesel Engine Overhaul - Register

    Provides diesel engine theory and hands-on experience in rebuilding and servicing diesel engines including testing, diagnosis, measurements, and repair.
    Prerequisite: DS131.

  • DS120 5 credits
    Diesel Practices - Register

    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.

  • DS131 4 credits
    Diesel Engine Dynamics and Diagnosis - Register

    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.

  • DS134 3 credits
    Basic Electricity for Diesel Technicians II - Register

    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.

  • DS141 4 credits
    Heavy Equipment Power Trains - Register

    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.

  • DS151 5 credits
    Heavy Equipment Brakes - Register

    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.

  • DS160 5 credits
    Heavy Equipment Suspension and Steering - Register

    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.

  • DS190 3 credits
    Diesel Repair Lab I - Register

    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.

  • DS199 Variable credit
    Workshop/Selected Topics - Register

    Presents workshops dealing with the diesel and heavy equipment industry and related issues; scheduled as needed.
    Prerequisite: Diesel student enrolled as a declared major in the program.

  • DS232 3 credits
    Heavy Equipment Fuel Systems - Register

    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.

  • DS233 6 credits
    Computerized Vehicle Management Systems - Register

    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 and DS134 and DS232.

  • DS260 3 credits
    Hydraulic Systems - Register

    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.

  • DS270 5 credits
    Air Conditioning for Diesel Technicians - Register

    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 and DS120 and DS131.

  • DS275 5 credits
    Preventative Maintenance Inspection - Register

    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.

  • DS280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Diesel - Register

    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.

  • DS280S 1 credit
    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Diesel - Register

    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.
    Prerequisites: BA131 or CS120 or CIS120 or documented proficiency, and BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score. Student must be a Diesel Technology major, and make arrangements with the department prior to enrolling in this course.

  • DS290 3 credits
    Diesel Repair Lab II - Register

    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.