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Diesel Power Technology - Certificate

Diesel Power Technology

[Jonathan Alexander]

AssociateCertificate

The Diesel Power Technology program is an instructional program that provides students with competencies required to maintain and repair a variety of industrial diesel equipment, including agricultural tractors, commercial trucks, and construction equipment. The program includes instruction in computer operations, electrical systems, electronic diagnostics, troubleshooting techniques of engines, power trains, hydraulic systems, and other components. Diesel mechanics use a variety of tools and testing and diagnostic equipment in their work. Ethics and leadership skills in the workplace are taught as integral components throughout the curriculum.

The Diesel Power Technology program prepares the graduate for employment in the field of diesel power technology through experience and laboratory based applications in repairing engines, fuel injection systems, transmissions, clutches, rear ends; pneumatic and hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power trains and auxiliary systems relative to diesel mechanics. Students enrolling in the certificate option program must have a high school diploma or equilvalency.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DET-1114
Fundamental Equipment Mechanic
4

Review and update of safety procedures; tools and equipment usage; handling, storing, and disposing of hazardous materials; operating principles of diesel engines; and selection of fuels, oils, other lubricants, and coolants. Four hours lecture.

DET-1223
Electrical/Electronic Systems
3

Diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines. Includes instruction in general systems diagnosis, starting and charging systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

DET-1263
Electrical II
3

Diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines. Includes instruction on lighting systems, gauges and warning devices, and related electrical systems. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.

Second Semester — 14 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DET-1614
Prevent Maintenance & Service
4

Practice in the preventive maintenance of diesel powered equipment. Includes instruction in general preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

DET-1813
Air Condition & Heating System
3

Course designed to provide skills and knowledge related to the operation, maintenance, and repair of air conditioning and heating systems used in commercial equipment, includes instruction in theories and operating principles, A/C system diagnosis and repair, clutch and compressor repair, evaporator and condenser repair, and heating system repair. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

DET-1364
Diesel Systems I
4

Diagnosis, service and repair of basic engine operating principles, with an emphasis on cylinder head and valve train engine block. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.



Summer

Summer — 6 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DET-2926
Supervised Work Experience
6

A course which is a cooperative program between industry and education designed to integrate the student’s technical studies with industrial experience. Eighteen hours work experience per week.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 13 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DET-1374
Diesel Systems II
4

Courses designed to provide skills and knowledge related to the diagnosis, service, and lubrication systems, cooling system, and air induction and exhaust systems. Two hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

DET-2623
Advanced Brake Systems (Air)
3

Instruction and practice in the maintenance and repair of air brake systems commonly used on commercial diesel powered equipment. Includes instruction in maintenance and repair of the air supply system, mechanical system, anti-lock braking system, and traction control system. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

DET-2273
Elec/Electronic Systems III
3

Diagnosis, service, and repair of electrical and electronic systems on diesel engines. Includes instruction in electronic fuel management systems. One hour lecture and four hours laboratory.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.

Second Semester — 12 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
DET-2253
Steering & Suspension Systems
3

Operation, maintenance, and repair of heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Includes instruction in steering column and steering gear, power steering unit, steering linkage, suspension, wheel alignment, and related components diagnosis and repair. diagnosis and repair. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

DET-1213
Hydraulic Brake Systems
3

Diagnosis and repair of hydraulic brake systems. Includes instruction in hydraulic and mechanical systems, power assist units, and anti-lock braking systems. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

DET-1713
Power Trains
3

Diagnosis, service, maintenance, and repair of power train units on diesel equipment. Includes instruction on clutch, manual transmissions, drive shafts, and drive axles. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

EL-T-ELECT
Technical Elective
3

An advisor approved elective in the technical field.

Total Hours: 58



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CIP: 470605

Program of Study Code: 9706