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DSL 135 - Introduction to Diesel Technology
Introduces careers in the diesel repair industry, safety procedures, tools and equipment used in the industry, and component identification. Teaches preventative maintenance inspections (PMI), precision measuring, and the use of electronic databases for service and repair.
Credits 3. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
DSL 135 Detailed Outline
DSL 137 - Basic Diesel Engine Systems
Introduces the theory of operation, design, and components of a modern diesel engine. Provides instruction on modern fuel system components and operation. Presents the design and operation of air induction, lubrication, and cooling systems. Demonstrates basic engine diagnostics. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T2 Engines certification examination.
Credits - 5. Lecture - 4 hours. Laboratory - 2 hours. Total Contact - 6 hours per week.
5 credits
DSL 137 Detailed Outline
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 145 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Preventative Maintenance Inspection
Presents the process of implementing a preventive maintenance program, the various inspection procedures required by the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), federal regulations, and the process of related documentation. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T8 Preventative Maintenance Inspection certification examination.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 2 hours. Laboratory - 2 hours. Total Contact - 4 hours per week.
3 credits
DSL 145 Detailed Outline
DSL 210 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake Systems
Presents the operation of air and hydraulic brake systems. Demonstrates diagnostic and repair procedures in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 121. Presents diagnostic and repair procedures for anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic braking systems (EBS). Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T4 Brakes certification exam.
Credits - 5. Lecture - 4 hours. Laboratory - 3 hours. Total Contact - 7 hours per week.
5 credits
DSL 210 Detailed Outline
DSL 212 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Steering and Suspension
Presents steering and suspension components used on modern medium/heavy duty trucks, including the operation of each system and how it affects the overall operation of the truck. Teaches how to perform a multi axle alignment using industry standard equipment, standard industry techniques, and diagnostic procedures. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T5 Steering and Suspension certification examination.
Credits - 5. Lecture - 4 hours. Laboratory - 2 hours. Total Contact - 6 hours per week.
5 credits
DSL 212 Detailed Outline
DSL 214 - Heavy Duty Drive Train Systems
Presents modern heavy duty drive train overhaul procedures to include precision measuring and failure analysis. Covers transmission diagnosis and repair using industry standard diagnostic equipment. Demonstrates repair procedures on Power Take-Offs (PTO). Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T3 Drive Train certification exam.
Credit - 5 Lecture - 4 hours per week. Laboratory - 2 hours per week. Total contact - 6 hours per week,
None
5 credits
DSL 214 Detailed Outline
DSL 237 - Advanced Diesel Engine Systems
Presents modern diesel engine overhaul procedures to include precision measuring and failure analysis. Teaches advanced fuel system diagnosis and repair using industry standard diagnostic equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T2 Diesel Engines
Credits - 5. Lecture - 4 hours. Laboratory - 2 hours. Total Contact - 6 hours per week.
5 credits
DSL 237 Detailed Outline
DSL 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits