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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 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 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