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Diesel Technology Courses

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DTEC 106     DRIVELINES THEORY     (2 1/2 credits)
Introduction to the fundamentals and operation of drivelines and differentials used in light and heavy duty trucks, agricultural equipment, and heavy equipment.

DTEC 107     DRIVELINES LAB     (3 1/2 credits)
Maintenance, disassembly, inspection, reassembly, and adjustments according to manufacturers' specifications of various drivelines and differentials used in light and heavy duty trucks, agricultural equipment, and heavy equipment.

DTEC 126     CLUTCHES, TRANSMISSIONS, & ELECTR CONTROLS THEORY     (2 1/2 credits)
Introduction to the fundamentals and operation of clutches, transmissions, and modern electronic controls used in light and heavy duty trucks,agricultural equipment, and heavy equipment.

DTEC 127     CLUTCHES, TRANSMISSIONS, & ELECTR CONTROLS LAB     (3 1/2 credits)
Maintenance, disassembly, inspection, reassembly, and adjustment according to manufacturers' specifications of various clutches and transmissions used in light and heavy duty trucks, agricultural equipment, and heavy equipment. The proper use of computerized diagnostic equipment to properly troubleshoot and adjust computerized transmissions.

DTEC 136     BRAKE THEORY     (1 1/2 credits)
Introduction to the fundamentals and operation of brake systems. Operation of hydraulic brake systems, including agricultural brake systems, air brake systems, and anti-lock brake systems.

DTEC 137     BRAKE LAB     (2 1/2 credits)
Practical application of the theory of hydraulic, air, and mechanical brakes. Diagnosis and repair in accordance with established rules and safety standards.

DTEC 146     SUSPENSION & COMPUTERIZED ALIGNMENT THEORY     (1 credit)
Introduction to the theory of steering geometry, front and rear suspension systems, wheel alignment procedures, use of modern alignment equipment, manual and power steering gear systems. Factory specifications and procedures are stressed.

DTEC 147     SUSPENSION & COMPUTERIZED ALIGNMENT LAB     (1 credit)
Manual and power steering units disassembled, inspected, and reassembled according to manufacturers' specifications.  Leaf spring systems, king pins and bushings, removal, inspection, and reinstallation according to manufacturer's specifications. Alignment using modern computerized equipment.

DTEC 156     ELECTRICAL THEORY     (2 1/2 credits)
Introduction to the theory of electricity and its uses in automobile, light and heavy duty trucks, agricultural, and industrial equipment. Operation of charging and starting systems. Reading and use of wiring diagrams when troubleshooting electrical systems.

DTEC 157     ELECTRICAL LAB     (3 1/2 credits)
Starters and alternators diagnosed, disassembled, inspected, repaired, and properly reassembled and tested. Practical use of wiring diagrams and proper use of meters used in troubleshooting electrical systems.

DTEC 216     DIESEL ENGINES THEORY     (5 1/2 credits)
Introduction to fundamentals of diesel engines and diesel fuel systems; engine principles, fuel system principles, engine measuring, types of engine designs, types of fuel system designs, basic engine construction, cylinder heads and valves, lubrication systems, and cooling systems.

DTEC 217     DIESEL ENGINES LAB     (8 1/2 credits)
Diagnosis, removal from chassis, disassembly, cleaning, and inspecting components for possible future failure; cleanliness and attention to detail emphasized; all aspects of major overhaul demonstrated, including reconditioning and proper reassembly according to manufacturers' specifications; practice including fuel systems, cylinder head service, piston ring and cylinder preparation, camshaft installation, connecting rod and main bearing installation, methods for checking clearances, and proper torquing of bolts.

DTEC 220     POWER TRAINS     (1/2 credit)
Review troubleshooting, repairing, and adjusting all aspects of the drivetrain.

DTEC 266     HYDRAULICS THEORY     (2 1/2 credits)
Principles and operation of various hydraulic systems and system components; hydrostatic drives. F,Sp

DTEC 267     HYDRAULICS LAB     (3 1/2 credits)
Practical experience testing, diagnosing, and rebuilding hydraulic systems and their components.

DTEC 296     ELECTRONIC DIESEL ENGINES THEORY     (2 1/2 credits)
Prerequisites: DTEC 156 & 216. Introduction to computers and their sensors as applied in modern diesel engines. Introduction to the fundamentals of the computerized fuel systems components.

DTEC 297     ELECTRONIC DIESEL ENGINES LAB     (3 1/2 credits)
Prerequisites: DTEC 157 & 217. Practical application in diagnosing with modern diagnostic equipment on vehicles with onboard computers; proper procedures in testing, repairing, and replacing components stressed.

DTEC 299     SPECIAL TOPICS     (1/2 credit)
Prerequisite: Instructor's approval. Assist in diagnosis of new model year changes; use of advanced test equipment.