Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
30 Hours

Major

30 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Concurrent requisite(s):
DSL 2310L

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 persuing a Certificate or an Associates Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begine work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

Ryder Transportion is the world's largest truck rental and leasing business and we also do logistics. We're looking for state of the art technicians to be one of the premiere truck repair facilities. Steven's got a working knowledge of all aspects of the technology and is much better prepared for what Ryder is looking to do as far as technicians with skills to help take care of a customer.

- Rick Dziuda, Service manager at Ryder Transportation in Flint, MI
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