Diesel Equipment Technician Curriculum

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Diesel Equipment Technician (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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2021-22

Required Program Courses

32070326
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This class will provide the learner with an in depth look at how internal combustion engines operate. The learner will be able to identify, measure, and inspect parts of the internal combustion engine, with diesel engines used in agriculture machinery the main area of focus.
32070338
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the diesel engine. The design and operating principles of the engine, cooling, fuel, intake, exhaust systems, and lubrication systems will be examined. COREQUISITE: 32070326 Basic Engines.
32070339
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will provide a practical understanding of mobile hydraulic components. Their design, application, operation and maintenance will be studied. A hydraulic training bench will be used in the classroom. PREREQUISITE: 32070367 12-Volt Electrical Circuits.
32070361
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course provides the student with both a theoretical and practical background in the basic operating and rebuilding principles of diesel engines. The course includes practical experience in rebuilding, testing, troubleshooting, and tuning diesel engines. Additionally, the student will gain experience in the proper use of tools and equipment. If prerequisite courses have not been completed, the student must have consent of the instructor to enroll. COREQUISITES: 32070326 Basic Engines and 32070338 Diesel Engine Theory.
32070365
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course will provide a broad, general, and practical coverage of fluid power components and their design, application, operation, and maintenance. You will learn hydraulics operation by studying manufacturer’s service manuals as well as a prepared text. Lab projects will allow hands-on training. PREREQUISITE: 32070367 12-Volt Electrical Circuits and COREQUISITE: 32070339 Mobile Hydraulics Theory.
32070367
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UGRD
| 5 CR
This course is designed to study the construction, operation and repair of electrical components and systems used in the agriculture/construction/heavy diesel truck field. Classroom activities will include reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting and repairing electrical circuits, and components (including performing repairs on alternators and starters). Computer based electrical circuits are introduced, with the opportunity to work with diagnostic laptops and scan tools. COREQUISITES: (32070370 12-Volt Electrical Theory and 32070371 Introduction to Live Repair) OR (32404376 DC Automotive Electrical and 32404377 Electrical Systems).
32070369
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Mobile HVAC for heavy equipment will teach the learner the basics of air conditioning systems. Air conditioning fundamentals will be learned along with proper servicing procedures and air conditioning equipment used. In depth study of air conditioning systems from older agricultural equipment will be looked at, along with study of new auto temperature control systems. EPA environmental laws pertaining to mobile air conditioning will be examined.
32412301
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will introduce students to the safety and legal requirements and common shop practices of the diesel and heavy equipment industry. Personal safety as well as overall shop/job site safety will be emphasized while students learn to operate shop equipment and learn basic repair techniques common to all aspects of the diesel and heavy equipment industry. Skills learned in this course will be directly applied throughout the diesel and heavy equipment technician program.
32412302
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is a practical study in performing diagnosis and repair of heavy truck braking systems. PEREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices and 32070361 Diesel Engine Repair
32412303
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is a practical study in performing diagnosis and repair of heavy truck chassis systems and components. PREREQUISITE: 32412304 Diesel Truck Powertrains
32412304
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is a practical study in performing diagnosis and repair of heavy truck transmissions, differentials, and drivelines. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices and 32070361 Diesel Engine Repair
32412306
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UGRD
| 1 CR
A practical study of the theories and procedures for the operation and preventive maintenance of non-traditional fuels and systems. PREREQUISITE: 32070361 Diesel Engine Repair
32412307
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is a practical study of performing Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines on diesel trucks and equipment for highway use. Students will learn what defects to inspect. COREQUISITE: 32412310 Diesel Preventive Maintenance
32412308
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the procedures involved in the repair of on highway equipment. Hands-on experiences will be gained through the repair of medium and heavy duty diesel trucks. The type of equipment may vary to meet the needs of the students and program. PREREQUISITE: 32070371 Introduction to Live Repair
32412309
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course will provide a broad, general, and practical coverage of electronic engine controls and multiple after treatment systems/emissions operations, components, and trouble shooting. Classroom and lab activities include comparing different engine systems and how they operate, identifying components and locations, and diagnosing problems. PREREQUISITES: 32070361 Diesel Engine Repair and 32070367 12-Volt Electrical Circuits
32412305
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is a practical study in performing heavy truck preventive maintenance services. Students will learn how to follow a preventive maintenance schedule to prevent costly repairs and unsafe conditions. PRERQUISITE: 32412304 Diesel Truck Powertrains and 32412302 Diesel Truck Brake Systems
32442307
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.

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32404376
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will introduce students to Ohm's law, electrical fundamentals, magnetism, and series and parallel circuits. Further studies will include automobile wiring diagrams, electrical test equipment, and basic troubleshooting. COREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals
32070370
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is designed for the learner to understand (12-volt) DC electricity. Classroom trainers along with lab exercises will be used to learn electrical theory. Students will also be introduced to electrical wiring schematic reading, wire harness construction and repair. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

32404377
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces battery, starting, and charging systems; theory of operation; diagnostic techniques; and servicing procedures. This course also includes exterior lighting systems; diagnostics and repair procedures. Wiring diagrams will be used and emphasized throughout the course. COREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
32070371
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to study the construction, operation, adjustments, and repairs of electrical components used in tractors and farm implements. Classroom and lab activities will include reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting electrical circuits, and performing repairs on alternators, generators, starters, and regulators. Monitors are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices and COREQUISITE: 32070370 12-Volt Electrical Theory.

Required General Studies Courses

32801361
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
32801362
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course focuses on building effective professional and personal communication skills. Students will practice, prepare, and deliver program-specific written documents, presentations, and interpersonal communication scenarios for diverse audiences. The course also examines the importance of community and engagement, and includes best practices in Computer-Mediated Communication. PREREQUISITE: 32801361 Applied Communications
32804303
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry.
32804313
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is a continuation of Applied Math. A more thorough coverage of solving equations and rearranging formulas with special applications to formulas used in the mechanical technician programs. Other topics include a study of solid geometry and direct and inverse proportions for work with hydraulics and transmission studies. The course is team-taught with the core instructor and direct application of math skills taught will be assessed in the math class and during time spent with the core instructor. PREREQUISITE: 32804303 Applied Math.

Total: 58 Credits


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