Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Diesel Service Technology Major

45 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
DSL 1010
Diesel Engine Theory
4

Focuses on the theory of operation for the diesel engine. Fuel, compression, and other systems are discussed. Major components of each are examined as background for examining the engine as a system. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 1010L

DSL 1410
Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems I
4

Presents a comprehensive diesel electrical course which includes basic electrical theory, electrical/electronic components, wiring and circuit diagrams, circuit protection, switches, relays, solenoids, battery fundamentals, diagnostic equipment and diagnosis. Students are introduced to the application of electrical theory which covers areas including lighting, charging and starting systems, security systems, airbags, navigation systems and sound systems. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 1410L

DSL 1420
Diesel Electrical/Electronic Systems II
4

Continues the coverage from previous courses focusing on advanced diagnostic techniques. Includes computerized testing and analysis of electrical/electronic systems. Advanced diagnostic techniques are utilized to analyze system problems. Also examines new technology including hybrid and fuel-cell systems, navigation systems, safety devices, and other vehicle features and options. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T6 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
DSL 1410

DSL 1710
Diesel Engine Repair
4

Provides students the opportunity to disassemble, reassemble and diagnose modern industry standard diesel engines. This covers entire engine including all aspects of in-frame and major overhaul rebuilds. This including everything from cylinder head and upper engine diagnoses, to engines internals including pistons, rings, bearing and crankshaft. Fuel system, cooling and lubrication systems will also be covered. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T2 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
DSL 1010

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 1710L

DSL 1810
Introduction to Diesel Maintenance and Repair
4

Introduces students to preventative maintenance of diesel equipment. Coverage will include safety equipment, basic vehicle operation, instruments and controls along with hardware, inspections of the brakes, tires, wheels and suspension as well as steering systems. An introduction to Preventative Maintenance Plans (PMP) will be covered. This course prepares students for the T8 ASE test. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T8 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 1810L

DSL 2210
Heavy Duty Brake Service
4

Focuses on the design and operation of the complete air brake system for a tractor and trailer. Diagnosis of system problems as well as the machining and rebuilding of various system components will be performed. Air compressors, air lines, and storage tanks as well as brake switches and trailer brakes will be covered. 15 hours of lecture and 90 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T4 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 2210L

DSL 2310
Heavy Duty Suspension/Steering
4

Examines the suspension and drive systems for both single axle and dual axle tractors. Steering mechanisms and suspension components are discussed as well as diagnosis and repair of suspension and steering systems. Alignment techniques will be used to properly align a tractor. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T5 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 2310L

DSL 2410
Heavy Duty Heating and Air Conditioning
4

Combines heating and cooling of the truck cab (driver comfort), product refrigeration for freight industry, and passenger comfort for the bussing industry. Students learn to diagnose and repair vehicles and commercial heating/refrigeration systems. Topics include lubricants, compressor types, electrical and mechanical controls, refrigerant types and characteristics, as well as leak testing and repair. Includes lecture and hands-on experiences to assist in preparation for the State License exam for Automotive Heating/Air Conditioning as well as EPA 609 and EPA 608 certifications. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T7 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 2410L

DSL 2610
Heavy Duty Drivetrains
4

Focuses on manual transmission drive trains. Diagnosis, service and repair of manual transmissions, transfer boxes, clutches, and single and dual rear drive axles will be covered. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE T3 test in order to earn a final grade for the course. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 2610L

DSL 2710
Performance Diagnostics and Systems Maintenance
4

Focuses on the fault diagnosis and repair/replacement of computerized engine controls (ECMs), fuel systems, turbo chargers, and super chargers as well as the use of the chassis dynamometer and computerized diagnostic equipment. Additionally, preventative maintenance of systems including engines, fuel, exhaust, cooling and the inspection procedures for brakes, tires and wheels, suspension and steering along with diagnosis and repair related to any of the systems are covered. 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better in order to count toward the Certificate or Associate Degree program in Diesel Service Technology. You must complete this course with 85% (or higher) attendance in order to successfully pass this course.

Prerequisite(s):
DSL 1710, DSL 1810

WRKAT2050
Work Experience
2

Provides students with a 60-hour minimum up to a 120-hour maximum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students pursuing a Certificate or an Associates Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begin work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

General Education Requirements

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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