Diesel Engine Technology

DIET 1000 INTRODUCTION TO DIESEL TECHNOLOGY, TOOLS, AND SAFETY (20-58-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces basic knowledge and skills the student must have to succeed in the Diesel Equipment Technology field. Topics include an overview of diesel powered vehicles, diesel technology safety skills, basic tools and equipment, reference materials, measuring instruments, shop operation, mechanical fasteners, welding safety, and basic welding skills. Classroom and lab experiences on safety, precision measuring, and basic shop practices are highly emphasized.

DIET 1010 DIESEL ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS (36-173-7)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: DIET 1000
This course introduces students to electrical and electronic systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: general electrical system diagnosis, battery diagnosis and repair, starting system diagnosis and repair, charging system diagnosis and repair, lighting system diagnosis and repair, gauges and warning devices, and an introduction and familiarization with electrical and electronic systems.

DIET 1020 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE (44-76-5)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: DIET 1010
This course introduces preventive maintenance procedures pertaining to medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Topics include: engine systems; cab and hood; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); electrical and electronics; frame and chassis.

DIET 2010 TRUCK BRAKE SYSTEMS (15-112-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: DIET 1000, DIET 1010
This course introduces air and hydraulic brake systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Classroom theory on brake systems along Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is strongly emphasized. Topics include: introduction to hydraulic systems and safety; air brakes air supply and system service; air brakes mechanical service; parking brakes; hydraulic brake system and service; hydraulic brakes mechanical service; hydraulic brakes power assist units; anti-lock brake systems (ABS) and automatic traction control (ATC); and wheel bearings.

DIET 2020 TRUCK DRIVETRAINS (33-66-4)
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisites: DIET 1000, DIET 1010
This course introduces drive train systems used on medium/heavy duty trucks. Topics include: clutches, transmissions, drive shafts and universal joints, and drive axles.