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Diesel (DSL)

DSL 1010  Steering, Suspension Systems, and Alignment (3)                              fall
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of suspension, steering, and braking systems in diesel-powered equipment and trucks. Topics include steering systems; conventional suspension systems; air suspension systems; wheels and tires; and alignment; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

DSL 1020  Diesel Power Systems (4)                                                                  spring
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of the diesel power-plant. Topics include fixed and mobile diesel power systems; engine design (types and components); definition of power and calculations; engine disassembly, reconditioning, and reassembly; cooling and lubrication systems; breathing and retarding systems; and run-in, performance, maintenance, and failure analysis; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

DSL 1040  Basic Diesel Electrical/Electronics Systems (4)                               spring
This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of diesel electrical and electronic systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include Ohm’s Law, basic circuit devices, circuit faults, basic computers, networks, feedback circuits, batteries, and charging and starting systems. The student will become familiar with various types of test equipment, diagnostic charts, and wiring diagrams; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $30]

DSL 1050  Preventive Maintenance (3)                                                                     fall
This course provides students with an understanding of the development and administration of preventive maintenance programs. Topics include PM schedules; types of service; record keeping; out-of-service vehicles; winterizing; coolants and additives; oil and lubricants; analysis and additives; contamination control; and track maintenance; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

DSL 1110  Heavy Duty Braking Systems (3)                                                       spring
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of braking systems in diesel-powered equipment and the performance of wheel alignments on trucks. Topics include alignment; air braking systems; hydraulic and air over hydraulic braking systems; ABS and electronic brakes; and noise, vibration, and harshness; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1010

DSL 2010  Fuel Systems (4)                                                                                        fall
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of diesel fuel system. Topics include an overview of diesel fuel injection systems; the chemistry of combustion; diesel fuel and alternatives; fuel transfer systems; mechanical injector nozzles; and Unit Electrical Injector’s (UEI); Bosch, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar, Cummins DFI systems; governors; system diagnosis and service; and computerized fuel control systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

DSL 2020  Chassis Electrical and Electronic Systems (4)                               spring
This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of advanced diesel chassis electrical and electronic systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include advanced networks and multiplexing; A/C systems; lighting systems; instrument panels; wiper and washer systems; alarm systems; collision avoidance systems; supplemental restraint systems; ground based communication systems; satellite based communication systems; and accessory systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1060 [Course fee: $15]

DSL 2030  Hydraulics (3)                                                                                             fall
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of mobile hydraulic systems. Topics include hydraulic systems; components; hydraulic symbols and engineering drawings; pilot systems; and electronic control systems; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1060

DSL 2040  Power Transmission (3)                                                                     spring
This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of power transmission systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include an introduction to power transmissions; clutches and torque converters; manual transmissions; gear theory; planetary gear theory; hydraulic planetary controls and support systems; power-train management and electronically controlled transmissions; Allison Commercial Electronic Control (CEC) system; Eaton Auto-shift transmission; drive shafts; final drives; and tracks; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1040 and concurrent enrollment in DSL 2020

DSL 2060  Fabrication (3)                                                                                      spring
This course provides a comprehensive study of manufacturing processes and fabrication. Topics include manufacturing processes; use of fabrication tools; job planning; basic gas and MIG welding; advanced welding; rodding and tubing of hydraulic cylinders; and drive-shaft repair; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

DSL  2801/2802   Summer Internship/Internship Review (0/1)               summer/fall
A 400 hour internship at a diesel repair facility or OEM dealership is required. The Internship Review provides for a critique of the internship; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250]



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