Diesel Tech (DT)

DT 101 - Basic Diesel Engines Units: 4

This course introduces the student to basics of diesel fundamentals through the use of lectures, films, visual inspection and demonstrations. The course objective is to build an educational foundation that will support advanced learning in diesel repair, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance. This course satisfies 12 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A. This course satisfies 15 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 106 - Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains Units: 5

This course is designed to expose the student to the theory, operation and service techniques used in maintaining and repairing manual and automatic transmissions. Drive trains, clutches, differentials, power dividers, reduction gears and power takeoffs will be covered.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 107 - Heavy Duty Drive Trains Units: 5

This course provides students with introductory level basics on Heavy Duty Drive Trains including study in components, maintenance, diagnostics and repair. This course exceeds the student contact hours required for NATEF/ASE certification and prepares the learner for the ASE Certification Examination in Medium/Heavy Duty Drive Trains which assures the learner's ability to succeed as an entry-level Heavy Duty Drive Train technician specialist.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 110 - Heavy Duty Electrical Systems Units: 3

This course provides the student with theory, knowledge, information and basic skills for the understanding of electricity and how it pertains to diesel powered equipment. Topics will include starters, charging, electrical controls, power generation and electrical systems.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 130 - Heavy Duty Hydraulics Units: 2

Theory of operation and service for heavy duty off-road vehicles and equipment. Topics will include diagnosis and repair of hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders, and control valves.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 198 - Special Topics in Diesel Technology Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 201 - Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics Units: 3

This course provides students with introductory level basics on Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Brake systems including study in components, maintenance, diagnostics and repair. This course exceeds the student contact hours required for NATEF/ASE certification and prepares the learner for the ASE Certification Examination in Brake Systems which assures the learner's ability to succeed as an entry-level medium/heavy duty truck technician specialist. This course satisfies 8 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A. This course satisfies 7 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 210 - Advanced Diesel Engines Units: 4

This course provides students with introductory level basics on diesel engines including study in components, maintenance, diagnostics and repair. This course exceeds the student contact hours required for NATEF/ASE certification and prepares the learner for the ASE Certification Examination in Diesel Engines and entry-level employment as an engine technician specialist. This course is repeatable for up to fourteen credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: DT 101 or instructor permission. Course may be taken concurrently with DT 101.

DT 211 - Light Duty Performance Units: 2

Course will familiarize the student with specific makes of diesel fuel injection equipment used in a worldwide market. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to troubleshoot and service a variety of diesel powered equipment. This course satisfies 10 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A. This course satisfies 5 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 217 - Electronic Fuel Injection II Units: 3

This course will cover advanced topics in Cummins diesel powered equipment. Specific topics in preventive maintenance, trouble shooting and repair of computer controlled fuel injection systems will be covered.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: DT 101, DT 210, and AUTO 111 or instructor permission.

DT 235 - Steering and Suspension Units: 2

This course provides students with introductory level basics in Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Steering and suspension including study in components, maintenance, diagnosis and repair. This course exceeds the student contact hours required for NATEF/ASE certification and prepares the learner for the ASE Certification Examination in Light/Heavy Duty Truck Steering and Suspension Systems which assures the learner's ability to succeed as an entry-level medium/heavy duty truck technician specialist. This course satisfies 5 hours toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A. This course satisfies 5 hours toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 250 - Preventive Maintenance Units: 2

This course provides students with introductory level basics in preventive maintenance including study in components, maintenance, diagnostics and repair. This course exceeds the student contact hours required for NATEF/ASE certification and prepares the learner for the ASE Certification Examination in Preventive Maintenance which assures the learner's ability to succeed as an entry-level medium/heavy duty truck technician specialist.This course satisfies 5 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded math curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A.This course satisfies 7 hours of instruction toward completing the embedded human relations curriculum requirements, in accordance with Embedded Curriculum Guidelines, Option A.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

DT 290 - Internship in Diesel Technology Units: 0.5-6

The purpose of this course is to provide diesel power technology students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to the student's Program Session I classroom and lab experience. The course is an extension to and application of the classroom learning through work experience under immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the industry work site. A qualified faculty member directly supervises the student's internship experience by working closely with the student and the employer through telephone contact, site visitations, student reports and reports from the student's supervisor. Credit is awarded (at a rate of 75 hours of work per credit) for the accomplishment of individualized specific occupational learning objectives written by the employer, student and faculty member; maintenance of time sheets; and final report. Student grades will be assigned as a cooperative effort between the faculty member and the job supervisor. May be repeated for 12 credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: DT 101, DT 202 and DT 211, with 2.0 average and approval of the instructor.