2019-2020 Catalog

DESL - DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

DESL 1590 HEAVY DUTY POWER TRAINS

This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals, theory, and applications of heavy duty drivetrains. The course will cover all components of heavy duty drivetrains including twin disc clutches, twin counter shaft manual transmissions, Allison and Caterpillar automatic transmissions, 5000 and 6000 series driveline components and double and single reduction differentials. Methods of disassembly, repair and diagnostics will be covered as well as safe and correct procedures for removal and replacing these components in heavy duty vehicles.

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DESL 1595 DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS

This course will cover the terminology, component breakdown, types, and operation of medium/heavy duty diesel engines. Tooling, safety, engine construction, lubrication, and cooling systems will be covered, as well as the many types of fuel injection systems used in the industry. Live work on operational components will be stressed throughout the course.

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DESL 1600 DIESEL ENGINES

Building on the basics from Diesel Fundamentals, this course will go more in depth to cover the various kinds of engine repair operations that diesel technicians may encounter in the industry. Engine teardowns and evaluations will be used, as well as proper reassembly and initial adjustments. More extensive component/system inspection will be included, with an emphasis on current industry practices and problems encountered. Students should be prepared for extensive shop work and dress accordingly. At least a basic set of hand tools is recommended, although all special tooling will be provided by the college.

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Prerequisites

DESL 1595 or Instructor Permission

DESL 1601 DIESEL ENGINES FOR INDUSTRY

This course is intended to provide industry employees with diesel engine repair and rebuilding skills to include: Cooling and lubrication system testing, basic mechanical condition testing, proper engine mechanical component analysis and reassembly, and proper initial engine start/run procedures.  Approved for S/U grading.

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DESL 1608 DIESEL BASICS AND FUEL SYSTEMS

This course is intended to provide industry employees with fundamental diesel engine skills to include: Hydromechanical diesel engine component identification, engine operation and combustion theory, fuel system component operation & theory, diesel engine basic maintenance, and fuel system component testing. Common diesel engine injection types will be covered including hydromechanical, and electronically controlled. Approved for S/U grading.

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DESL 1625 DIESEL ENGINE MANAGEMENT I

This course will further the understanding of modern diesel engines by working deeper into current technology computer controlled diesel fuel injection and fuel control systems. Components, emission controls, use of scan tools, data interpretation, and diagnosis will be covered. Live problems will be utilized whenever possible. All special tools and diagnostic equipment will be provided by the college.

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Prerequisites

DESL 1600

DESL 1635 DIESEL ENGINE MANAGEMENT II

This course will continue on from the foundation laid by DESL 1625 to delve deeper into current computer controlled diesel fuel injection and emission control systems.  Several types of common rail injection systems, as well as major engine management and emission system designs will be covered. Use of scan tools, data interpretation, and diagnosis will be covered. Live problems will be utilized whenever possible. All special tools and diagnostic equipment will be provided by the college.

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Prerequisites

DESL 1625

DESL 1680 HD BRAKE & SUSPENSION

This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals, theory, and applications of heavy duty brakes and suspensions systems. The course will cover all components of heavy duty brakes and suspension including Air brake systems, heavy duty steering; both manual and power, conventional suspension and air ride suspension. Methods of disassembly, repair and diagnostics will be covered as well as safe and correct procedures for removing and replacing these components in heavy duty vehicles.

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