Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
DSL114Shop Fund and Minor Service4This course provides a study of the organizational structure in a dealership/ repair facility as it relates to the technician. Students use service manuals, electronic troubleshooting manuals and service bulletins. The course will also develop competencies in entry-level tasks required when working in a dealership or repair facility. Loading...
DSL145Basic Electricity5An introduction to the basic electricity and electronic principles that apply to diesel-powered equipment. Systems and components covered include starting, charging, lighting and accessories.Loading...
DSL155Advanced Electricity4The electrical circuitry on diesel-powered equipment is covered. Included are troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair procedures. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 145Loading...
DSL163Engine Repair3Course will provide instruction in the theory and operation of diesel, gasoline, and liquid propane engines. Emphasis will be placed on both design and proper disassembly/ reassembly procedures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: DSL 114 Loading...
DSL330Diesel Engine Tune-Up3Information on preventive measures to eliminate failures and diagnose engine problems. Instruction related to tune-up procedures.Loading...
DSL356Diesel Engines I6Instruction provided in the technical and nontechnical aspects of diesel engines. This information will give the students the basic understanding needed to continue in the Diesel Mechanic program.Loading...
DSL366Diesel Engines II6Instruction in diagnosing problems and the nature of repairs needed. Information on preventive measures to eliminate failures. Prerequisite: DSL 356Loading...
DSL409Diesel Electronics5A study of electronic fundamentals, lab work with electronic components and testing equipment. Computer-controlled diesel engines are used in lab to demonstrate applications of electronics on diesel power that will meet the demands of the future. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 145Loading...
DSL438Diesel Fuel Systems5The student will be introduced to basic fuel system principles, operational theory and fundamentals of electronic systems of commonly used fuel systems, as well as general repair and diagnostic procedures with exposure to several electronically controlled engines and their diagnostic tools. Prerequisite: DSL 366Loading...
DSL541Equipment Power Trains6This course presents class and lab activities in the design and operation of drivetrain components including clutches, manual and hydrostatic transmissions, drive lines, rear axles, brakes and wheel bearings. Loading...
DSL546Power Trains I6Class and lab activities in the design and operation of drivetrain components including clutches, manual transmissions, drive lines, rear axles and wheel bearings.Loading...
DSL555Power Trains II5Instruction will include the basics of automatic transmissions, power shift transmissions, final drives and hydrostat drives. Prerequisite: DSL 546, 606Loading...
DSL604Power Equipment Hydraulics4The course prevents the study of basic mobile hydraulics systems and introduces principles, components, fluid systems and circuits of hydraulic systems. Loading...
DSL606Hydraulics and Brakes6The study of basic mobile hydraulics and vehicle brake systems. Introduces principles, components, fluid systems and circuits of hydraulic systems. Vehicle braking studies hydraulic and air brake systems.Loading...
DSL733Air Conditioning3A course on basic air conditioning theory and design. Emphasis will be placed on various system controls and service operations.Loading...
DSL830Operation and Maintenance5Instruction in the proper methods of maintaining all equipment. Safety will be emphasized.Loading...
DSL845Heavy Equipment Repair5Instruction in the repair and service of equipment relating to the heavy equipment industry. This includes all phases normally done in a general repair shop. Instruction is given under structured lab and field conditions. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
DSL855Truck Repair5Instruction in the repair and service of equipment relating to the trucking industry. This includes all phases normally done in a general repair shop. Instruction is given under structured lab, classroom and field conditions. Experienced individuals may contact the instructor to gain admittance to this course. Prerequisite: DSL 366, 546, 606, 145Loading...
DSL912Fuel Systems2The course is designed to introduce students to basic fuel system principles. Loading...
DSL913Small Engines3The course explains the difference in small engines compared to automotive engines. An emphasis is placed on assembly, diagnosis, and reassembly of engines. Loading...