Diesel (DSL)

DSL 135 - Introduction to Diesel Technology

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course enables students to become familiar with the diesel repair industry, the tools, materials, and equipment, and the proper hands-on techniques used to perform service and repairs on vehicles, engines, and equipment. This course will be required in the anticipated AAS degree in Diesel Technology, as requested by the local diesel repair industry.

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DSL 137 - Basic Diesel Engine Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course enables students to become familiar with modern diesel engines and fuel systems. Students will be able to perform basic engine diagnostics. This course will replace the existing diesel engine course (DSL 121) in the certificate programs and will become part of the upcoming AAS degree in diesel technology requested by the local diesel repair industry.

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DSL 145 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Preventative Maintenance Inspection

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course is part of the upcoming AAS degree in diesel technology requested by the local diesel repair industry and will also be used in the current CSC: Medium/Heavy Truck Technician. This course aligns with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation standards for Medium/Heavy Truck.

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DSL 210 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course presents diagnostic and repair procedures for modern truck braking systems. This course will replace the existing DSL 161, Air Brakes I and DSL 162, Air Brakes II courses in the certificate program and will become part of the upcoming AAS degree in diesel technology requested by the local diesel repair industry. This course aligns with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation standards for Medium/Heavy Truck.

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DSL 212 - Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Steering and Suspension

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will replace the existing DSL155 (Heavy Duty Suspension and Service) course in the certificate program and will become part of the upcoming AAS degree in diesel technology requested by the local diesel repair industry. This course aligns with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation standards for Medium/Heavy Truck.

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DSL 214 - Heavy Duty Drive Train Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

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,
5 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will replace the existing DSL152 (Diesel Power Trains Chassis and Suspension) course in the certificate program and will become part of the upcoming AAS degree in diesel technology requested by the local diesel repair industry. This course aligns with the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accreditation standards for Medium/Heavy Truck.

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None

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DSL 237 - Advanced Diesel Engine Systems

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

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

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