Diesel Technology
DETROIT DIESEL ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
DIES 093
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
A study of Detroit diesel electronic controls (DDEC). Basic system component functions and identification, proper trouble shooting procedures, use of specialized trouble shooting tools and equipment.
CUMMINS ENGINES
DIES 096
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Specialized training in Cummins engine theory, troubleshooting, tune-up, maintenance, repair, and safety.
GENERATOR SETS
DIES 097
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of generator sets. Safety and theory of operation.
CAT ENGINES
DIES 099
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Specialized training in Caterpillar engine theory, tune-up, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and safety.
DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS
DIES 111
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Introduction to diesel engine construction and principles of operation. Basics of physics and engineering as related to operation of diesel engines. Basic shop tools and safety. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 112
10 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Disassembly, inspection, assembly, and adjustment of various diesel engines used in highway and off-highway vehicles. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 111 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL ENGINES/FUEL SYSTEMS
DIES 113
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Repair, adjustment and testing procedures for diesel engines, components and systems. Introduction to fuel systems used and electronic controls used on modern diesel engines. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 114 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 114
10 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Test, adjust, and diagnostics of engines and maintenance practices. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 113 recommended. [GE]
DRIVE TRAINS
DIES 115
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Principles of operation and basic construction of drive train components used in on- and off-highway equipment. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 116 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 116
10 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Disassembly, inspection, assembly, and adjustments of drive train components. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 115 recommended. [GE]
WHEEL ALIGNMENT
DIES 118
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Automobile chassis, suspension assemblies, steering systems, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, steering, geometry, headlight aiming and safety. [GE]
BASIC ELECTRICAL
DIES 120
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to basic electrical fundamentals needed by technicians to diagnose and repair vehicle electrical systems. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 112. [GE]
ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
DIES 121
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to electronic engine management systems and emission technology. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 114. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in DIES 120. [GE]
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEMS
DIES 122
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to electronic controls used in diesel and heavy equipment. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 116. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in DIES 120. [GE]
INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS
DIES 135
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Hands-on experience in recognizing, using, and troubleshooting hydraulic pumps, valves, motors, filters, hoses, piping, and fittings in hydraulic systems. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
DIES 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
DIES 221
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Charging, starting, lighting, and control circuits and components used on heavy equipment and highway trucks. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 222 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 222
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Repair and maintenance of diesel and heavy equipment. Students will participate in customer repair projects. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 221 recommended. [GE]
HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
DIES 223
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Theory and principles of operation of mobile hydraulic systems. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 224 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 224
10 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Repair and maintenance of diesel and heavy equipment. Students will participate in customer repair projects. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 223 recommended. Prerequisite: DIES 222 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BRAKES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION
DIES 225
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Hydraulic and air brake systems, steering and suspension used on highway trucks, and heavy equipment. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 226 recommended. [GE]
DIESEL PROCEDURES
DIES 226
10 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Repair and maintenance of diesel and heavy equipment. Students will participate in customer repair projects. Concurrent enrollment in DIES 225 recommended. Prerequisite: DIES 224 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
DIES 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
The course focuses on selected topics in Diesel. Topics vary, and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. Individual topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
DIES 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit required. [GE]