Students learn the basic shop tools, equipment, and practices to start a career in diesel technology. They study the basics of truck and equipment preventative maintenance and inspecting.
The course covers fuel injection principles, diesel fuel pumps, nozzles, and hydraulic and electronic injectors.
Students study the alternative fueled engine's ignition and fuel systems. This course covers both current and older systems that are widely used.
This course covers the basic principles of hydraulic systems and component identification. Activities involving schematic usage and symbol identification enhance students' diagnostic skills.
Students gain a fundamental understanding of electrical principles and basic introductory electronics used in the diesel technology field. This course presents the basic electronic systems that are used in today's diesel-powered trucks and their engines. The course helps students gain an understanding of diesel engine electricity and electronic application for heavy equipment and on-site power generation. Students investigate the theory, operation, and testing of common systems with hands-on trainers and live work.
Students study hydraulic systems that are used on heavy equipment that relates closely to systems used on medium- and light-duty construction and utility equipment.
This course covers diesel engine principles and component identification through lecture and entry-level hands-on engine assembly and disassembly.
This initial two-week training for the CDL license covers the basic study requirements for all non-vehicle activities necessary to obtain a Class A CDL license. Students prepare to pass the required general knowledge, combination vehicle, air brake, and pre-trip inspection CDL written exams (valid for six months) at the DMV. The general knowledge exam allows students to obtain the CDL learning permit (valid for six months), which is necessary to complete the CDL for Diesel Technicians II. This beginning training course is the first of a two-part series and is classroom lecture only.
This course completes the study begun in DESL 1301 with behind-the-wheel training conducted in four weeks. This accelerated training includes instruction and participation in safely driving and backing a Class A vehicle. This training prepares students to take the Department of Motor Vehicles CDL Driving and Basic Skills exam with air brakes. Upon successfully obtaining a CDL license, students qualify to operate a Class A commercial vehicle. This final training course is lab only.
This introduction into CDL training provides students with the basics needed for all non-vehicle activities necessary to obtain employment by major transportation companies.
This introduction into training covers the basic study requirements for non-vehicle activities in CDL training in addition to preparing for the required backing and vehicle inspection skills. Topics include safe driving, vehicle inspections and components, all CDL endorsements except school bus, control (shifting, driving, and backing), cargo handling, understanding Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, trip planning, employer-employee relations, customer relations, and map reading. This program is designed to prepare students to complete the required Class B CDL written tests at the DMV and receive their learner's permit.
During this advanced stage, training includes instruction and hands-on experience in safely driving and backing a Class A combination vehicle. Students complete HLTH 1010 while attending the DESL 1320 course. Students also participate in a professional defensive driving course and have the opportunity to drive at night and on short road trips. This course prepares students to take the DMV CDL exam, which upon passing qualifies students to operate a Class A commercial vehicle.
This course covers advanced CDL training. Topics include safe driving, vehicle inspections and components, control (shifting, driving, and backing), trip planning, and CPR/first aid training. Upon successful completion of this program, students receive a certificate of completion and are qualified to test at the DMV for a CDL Class B license. Upon successful testing at the DMV, students are issued a CDL Class B license with necessary endorsements from the DMV and qualify for employment in the truck driving career as an entry-level driver.
This course covers diesel heating, air conditioning, and support systems in-depth. Students troubleshoot and make repairs in the shop with a variety of trucks and equipment.
Students learn to repair and maintain medium- and heavy-duty truck clutches, transmissions, drivelines, and differentials.
Students study heavy equipment traction drives, brake systems, differentials, and their steering systems along with track and suspension systems.
Students learn to analyze codes, diagnose problems, rebuild, repair, and properly maintain Allison automatic and other automated shift truck drivetrains in a professional setting.
This course with professional lab presentations studies, analyzes, and repairs ABS systems on both medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Students learn to repair, rebuild, and maintain air brake systems through lab experiences in wheel-end repair and maintenance.
This course is a study of heavy-duty truck steering and suspension systems. Students learn to repair, align, and maintain these systems.
Students learn advanced technology engine electronics theory and diagnosis and repair of engine control systems. Students study the most common recent diesel engine brands in a professional laboratory setting.
Students study the electronic and mechanical governor controllers and their inputs for both diesel and alternative fueled generator engines.
Students learn to use the latest diagnostic equipment and practice the hands-on skills needed to repair diesel engines.
Students learn to do both in-chassis and out-of-chassis diesel engine rebuilds.
Students learn how new technology emission control systems work and how to tune-up and maintain the latest diesel engines after-treatment systems.
This course refines the safety, productivity, and situational awareness that is required of professional technicians doing field service in the heavy equipment, power generation, and construction utility trades.
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other courses in the Diesel Technology program.
This course gives students an opportunity to review with a CDL instructor the driving skills learned during the students' first weeks of employment. This also allows for additional instruction by a CDL instructor if required. Students must complete at least 240 hours of instruction with a mentor in order to receive credit for this course. Application for On-the-Job Training/Work Externship must be approved by the program faculty.
This internship gives students the needed experience to advance their skills while working with a qualified mentor in a diesel repair shop or dealership. The experience provides students with the opportunity to practice their skills in real-life work situations. Applications for internships must be approved by program faculty.
This second internship gives advanced students the experience necessary to acquire and be successful in a job in a diesel repair shop or dealership. Applications for this internship must be approved by program faculty. NOTE: The co-requisite DESL 2230 can be taken concurrently or have previously been completed.
This internship gives students a real experience in the diesel trade and solidly instills previously learned college classroom material while opening future employment opportunities.
This internship is used to complete Diesel Technology students' degrees by providing a second level of hands-on learning in the real-work environment.