Master Course Outline
TST 154
Basic 4-Stroke Engine Principles


Credits: 1- 10
Clock Hours per Quarter: 140

Lecture Hours:60    Lab Hours:80


Description
A comprehensive study of the mechanics of outdoor power equipment, covering use of reference materials, proper maintenance procedures, four-cycle gasoline engine repair and diagnostics necessary for EETC technician certification.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Find, access, and review needed information using appropriate media and technology tools.
  • Interpret and draw inferences from tables, formulas, and graphs.
  • Analyze different engine systems, such as fuel, oil, coolant, batteries, and air systems.
  • Differentiate between four-stroke engine types, their components, and service requirements.
  • Diagnose and repair damage to pistons, valve train, and crankshaft in an internal combustion engine.
  • Describe basic differences between gas and diesel fuel systems, carburetors, pumps, and injectors.
  • Interpret abrasive damage to diagnose engine failure.
  • Use effective customer service skills.
  • Construct coherent, organized written and spoken expression to explain cause of failure, alternatives, and methods of prevention to customers.

  • Course Topics
  • Using reference material
  • Engine Systems -oil, cooling, air, fuel, filters
  • Four-stroke engine components and function
  • Failure analysis
  • Troubleshooting

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    TST 154
    Fall 2009
    5811
    George Klein
    TST 154
    Fall 2008
    5811
    George Klein


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.