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DSL 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 121 - Diesel Engines I
Studies the basic principles involved in the construction and operation of diesel engines. Examines fuel, air, cooling, and control system of various designs. Emphasizes engine overhaul and repair, including gauging proper measuring instruments and tools for these tasks. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8-9 hours per week.
5-6 credits
DSL 122 - Diesel Engines II
Studies the basic principles involved in the construction and operation of diesel engines. Examines fuel, air, cooling, and control system of various designs. Emphasizes engine overhaul and repair, including gauging proper measuring instruments and tools for these tasks. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8-9 hours per week.
5-6 credits
DSL 126 - Diesel Engine Reconditioning
Provides basic knowledge of the construction, design, and application of selected modern diesel engines and their components. Covers induction and exhaust systems, cooling and lubricating systems, and fuel injection and governing systems. Provides opportunity to disassemble, inspect, recondition, reassemble, and test selected engines.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
6 credits
DSL 131 - Diesel Fuel Systems and Tune-Up
Teaches maintenance, adjustment, testing, and general repair of the typical fuel injection components used on non- automotive diesel engines. Includes engine and fuel system tune-up procedures and troubleshooting using current diagnostic equipment.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
DSL 141 - Transportation Electrical Systems I
Studies basic operational theory of electrical systems used in public transportation vehicles. Covers electrical symbols, schematics, troubleshooting procedures, as well as the function, construction, and operation of the electrical system and its components. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DSL 142 - Transportation Electrical Systems II
Studies basic operational theory of electrical systems used in public transportation vehicles. Covers electrical symbols, schematics, troubleshooting procedures, as well as the function, construction, and operation of the electrical system and its components. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DSL 143 - Diesel Truck Electrical Systems
Studies the theory and operation of various truck and tractor electrical systems. Covers preheating, starting, generating, and lighting systems. Uses modern test equipment for measurement, adjustment, and troubleshooting.
Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DSL 152 - Diesel Power Trains, Chassis, and Suspension
Studies the chassis, suspension, steering and brake systems found on medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks. Covers construction features, operating principles and service procedures for such power train components as clutches, multi-speed transmissions, propeller shafts, and rear axles. Teaches operations of modern equipment to correct and adjust abnormalities.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
DSL 161 - Air Brake Systems I
Studies the basic operational theory of pneumatic and air brake systems used in public transportation vehicles. Covers various air control valves, air and test system components, and advanced air system schematics. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DSL 162 - Air Brake Systems II
Studies the basic operational theory of pneumatic and air brake systems used in public transportation vehicles. Covers various air control valves, air and test system components, and advanced air system schematics. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DSL 181 - Diesel Mechanics I
Studies basic internal engines, including cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, and pistons. Studies fuel injection systems, fuel pumps, injectors and nozzles, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
6 credits
DSL 182 - Diesel Mechanics II
Studies basic internal engines, including cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, and pistons. Studies fuel injection systems, fuel pumps, injectors and nozzles, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
6 credits
DSL 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DSL 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits