Diesel Technology

DT-151: Shop Fundamentals/Forklift Training, Credits = 1 - 9
Designed to introduce, perfect, and evaluate basic safety and shop skills necessary for successful completion of the Diesel Mechanics program. Consists of instruction and shop performance exercises in safety; hand and machine tool operation, use, and maintenance; hardware identification; and other basic shop skills. Forklift driver certification is also taught. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.

DT-162: Machinery Repair I, Credits = 10
Controlled laboratory experiences with static and live projects enhance instruction in engines, power trains, electrical and air conditioning. Involves application of theory and skills associated with academic and skill instruction. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-163: Machinery Repair II, Credits = 8
Controlled laboratory experiences with static and live projects enhance instruction in engines, power trains, electrical and air conditioning. Involves application of theory and skills associated with academic and skill instruction. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-180: Suspension and Alignment, Credits = 1 - 5
Study of suspensions as found on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Alignment of axles and wheels is also covered. Topics include Alignment principles and terminology, Spring suspensions, Air suspensions, Beam suspensions, Tire wear identification, and wheel safety. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics

DT-181: Engines I, Credits = 14
In-depth study of diesel engines, including theory of operation, testing and rebuilding. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

DT-183: Electronics I, Credits = 5
Theory, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical systems are covered. Topics include charging, starting, ignition, and accessory electrical systems. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-185: Drive Trains, Credits = 1 - 5
Study of the various components found in the power train system. Topics include theory, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of clutches, transmissions, torque converters, drive lines, differentials, and power take-off devices. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-186: Advanced Mechanics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study of specialized machinery. Study and skill gained through working on specialized equipment such as farm equipment, logging equipment, trucks, and heavy equipment. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

DT-187: Heating and Air Conditioning, Credits = 5
Heating and air conditioning on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include theory, components, refrigerants, servicing and troubleshooting. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-189: Preventive Maintenance, Credits = 1 - 5
Study of preventive maintenance on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include truck classifications, P.M. programs, Out of service criteria, wheels and rims, frame and cross-members, trailer maintenance, and coupling devices. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 21
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the diesel mechanics industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

DT-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: DT 191.

DT-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study and train to meet established local needs in the diesel mechanics industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

DT-266: Advanced Equipment Repair I, Credits = 10
On-campus job shop experience. Students work on equipment with a student service manager and under the supervision of an instructor. Student must have completed at least two quarters of Diesel Equipment Mechanics and be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-267: Advanced Equipment Repair II, Credits = 10
On-campus job shop experience. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students work on equipment with a student service manager and under the supervision of an instructor. Student must have completed at least two quarters of Diesel Equipment Mechanics and be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-268: Advanced Equipment Repair III, Credits = 1 - 20
On-campus job shop experience. Must have completed at least two quarters of Diesel Equipment Mechanics and be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-280: Brakes and Air Systems, Credits = 1 - 5
An in-depth study of air and hydraulic brake systems as found on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include air and hydraulic systems, air drum brakes, air disc brakes, hydraulic drum brakes, hydraulic disc brakes, air system schematics, air valves and controls, air compressors and driers, troubleshooting and repair of brake systems. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-281: Engines Advanced, Credits = 1 - 5
A detailed study and analysis of mechanical and electronic diesel injection systems. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-283: Electronics II, Credits = 1 - 5
A study in medium and heavy duty vehicle electrical systems. Topics include electronic signals, microprocessors, integrated circuits, connector and terminal identification and repair, and multiplex systems. This class will emphasize ASE/NATEF competency completion. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-284: Hydraulics, Credits = 1 - 5
A study of hydraulic systems as found on mobile equipment. Course includes theory, operation, troubleshooting and service of pumps, cylinders, valves, motors, controls and accessories found on mobile hydraulic systems. Schematics and system design are also discussed. Students must be seeking a certificate or degree in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

DT-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 15
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard diesel mechanics curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

DT-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.