Diesel Mechanics

Classes

DEM 104 : BASIC ENGINES

This course is designed to give the student knowledge of the diesel engine components and auxiliary systems, the proper way to maintain them, and the proper procedures for testing and rebuilding components. Emphasis is placed on safety, theory of operation, inspection, and measuring and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines.

credits

3

DEM 105 : PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

This course provides instruction on how to plan, develop, and install equipment surveillance and reliability strategies. Descriptions of various maintenance techniques for specialized preventive programs are discussed and computerized parts and equipment inventories and fleet management systems software are emphasized. Upon completion, students should be able to set-up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule as directed by manufacturers.

credits

3

DEM 108 : DOT VEHICLE INSPECTION

This course introduces the student to the Department of Transportation Vehicle Inspection procedures. Emphasis is placed on inspecting Class 8 truck tractors and trailers. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the Federal Vehicle Inspection on Class 8 truck tractors and trailers.

credits

1

DEM 111 : EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND MECHANICAL FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides instruction in shop and vehicle safety. Topics include the safe use and handling of hand and power tools, preventive maintenance, and safety inspection procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of preventive maintenance and applicable general safety in vehicle repair.

credits

3

DEM 117 : DIESEL AND GAS TUNE-UP

This course introduces tune-up and troubleshooting according to manufacturers’ specifications. Topics include troubleshooting engine systems, tune-up procedures, and use and care of special test tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair engines and components using appropriate diagnostic equipment.

credits

3

DEM 122 : HEAVY VEHICLE BRAKES

This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include hydraulic, and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust and repair braking systems on medium and heavy vehicles.

credits

3

DEM 123 : PNEUMATIC AND HYDRAULICS

This course provides instruction in the identification and repair of components found in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include schematics and symbols used in fluid power transmission and the troubleshooting of components in these systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, adjust, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic system components.

credits

3

DEM 124 : ELECTRONIC ENGINE SYSTEMS

This course introduces the principles of electronically controlled diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on testing and adjusting diesel engines in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, test, and calibrate electronically controlled diesel engines.

credits

3

DEM 125 : HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVE TRAINS

This course introduces the operating principles of mechanical medium and heavy duty truck transmissions. Topics include multiple counter shafts, power take-offs, slider idler clutches, and friction clutches, mechanical transmission power components, and hydraulics. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, inspect, and repair mechanical transmissions.

credits

3

DEM 126 : ADVANCED ENGINE ANALYSIS

This course provides instruction in the disassembly, inspection, and rebuilding of diesel and heavy-duty gas engines. Emphasis is placed on the manufacturer’s standards and factory recommended service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to disassemble, inspect, and rebuild engines according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

credits

3

DEM 127 : FUEL SYSTEMS

This course is designed to provide practice in troubleshooting, fault code diagnosis, information retrieval, calibration, repair and replacement of fuel injectors, nozzles, and pumps. Emphasis is placed on test equipment, component functions, and theory. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair fuel systems and governors.

credits

3

DEM 128 : HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN LAB

This lab provides reinforcement of material covered in DEM 116 or DEM 125. The students will apply the knowledge they learned on driveshafts, power take-offs, standard transmissions, fluid drives, torque converters, clutch assemblies, drive axles, and special drives through experiential learning techniques. Upon completion, student should be able to diagnose, inspect, remove, repair or replace, and install heavy vehicle drive train components.

credits

3

DEM 135 : HEAVY VEHICLE STEERING AND SUSPENSION

This course introduces the theory and principles of medium and heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Topics include wheel and tire problems, frame members, fifth wheel, bearings, and coupling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair suspension and steering components, and perform front and rear wheel alignments on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

credits

3