Diesel Equipment Technology

updated 8/19/14

DET 100
SHOP SKILLS (2)
Theory of basic automotive shop skills pertaining to safety, tool and equipment use and working skills. This is a requisite course for continuance in the Diesel Equipment Technology program. Corequisite: DET 101.

DET 101
SHOP SKILLS LAB (4)
The application of safety practices, appropriate tool and equipment use, and other basic competencies in relation to working in a automotive/industrial shop. This is a requisite course for continuance in the Diesel Equipment Technology program. Corequisite: DET 100.

DET 102
FORKLIFT CERTIFICATION (1)
A comprehensive classroom training along with practical, hands-on instruction on forklift operation and safety. Course covers state and federal regulations and proper operator training. Students are awarded a certification card upon successful completion. Prerequisite: DET 100.

DET 110
MOBILE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I (3)
Explores the terminology and fundamental principles of electrical systems of diesel equipment. Covers basic systems of batteries, starting circuits, charging circuits, and DC circuitry. Prerequisite: DET 100 and 125 or instructor permission; corequisite: DET 111.

DET 111
MOBILE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I LAB (5)
The application of material covered in Mobile Electrical Systems covering batteries, starting circuits, charging circuits, DC circuitry. Prerequisite: DET 101 and 126 or instructor permission; corequisite: DET 110.

DET 120
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE I THEORY (3)
The study of the operating principles of the internal combustion engine. Corequisite: DET 121.

DET 121
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE I LAB (5)
The disassembly and re-assembly of a variety of diesel engines on stands using service manuals to inspect, analyze and perform tune-up procedures. Corequisite: DET 120.

DET 125
POWER TRANSMISSION I THEORY (3)
The transmission of power from the power source to the end function of heavy machinery. Emphasis on mechanical devices. Theory of operation and repair.

DET 126
POWER TRANSMISSION I LAB (4)
The application of mechanical power transmission and components. Repair, and overhaul of components is studied and practiced in the lab. Corequisite: DET 125.

DET 130
MOBILE HYDRAULICS THEORY (2)
The terminology, physical laws, and principles used in hydraulic systems of diesel equipment. Corequisite: DET 131.

DET 131
MOBILE HYDRAULICS LAB (5)
Practical exercises to aid the student in understanding the basic principles of hydraulics systems of diesel equipment. Corequisite: DET 130.  

DET 166
SHOP SKILLS FOR WELDERS (3)
Develop practical work skills and work habits in the student. Includes safety procedures and practices, proper use and maintenance of common shop equipment, and common processes and materials of metal  products fabrication and manufacturing.

DET 190
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (1-12)
See description under COOP 190 for more information.

DET 200
MOBILE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II (2)
Principles of operation of components of electrical/electronic systems. Covers electronic control module (ECM) systems and advanced electrical trouble shooting. Corequisite: DET 201.

DET 201
MOBILE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II LAB (4)
Practical experiences in analyzing, measuring, and trouble-shooting electrical/electronic circuitry. Computer related exercises are incorporated in analysis of these principles. Corequisite: DET 200.

DET 210
POWER TRANSMISSION II (1)
The study of powershift and automatic transmissions as used in heavy duty equipment and on highway trucks.

DET 211
POWER TRANSMISSION II LAB (2)
The application of power shift and automatic transmissions as used in heavy duty equipment and on highway trucks. Corequisite: DET 210.

DET 220
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE II THEORY (2)
Detailed study of engine analysis and testing theory that produce optimum engine performance. Corequisites: DET 221

DET 221
INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE II LAB (4)
Live engine testing, trouble shooting, and repairs using the dynamometer. Corequisite: DET 220. 

DET 225
HEAVY DUTY CHASSIS SYSTEMS (4)
The study of heavy duty chassis systems including steering, frames, braking, and suspension systems. Theory of operation, repair, overhaul and preventive maintenance is covered.

DET 226
HEAVY DUTY CHASSIS SYSTEMS LAB (6)
The application of the operation, repair and overhaul of heavy duty chassis system components including steering, brakes and suspension systems. Preventive maintenance procedures are exercised and computer related projects are required. Corequisite: DET 225.

DET 230
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS THEORY (3)
Review of common technical repair practices. Introduction to salary/wage systems, productivity, customer relations, job ticket writing, phone etiquette, employer requirements and policies. Coverage of related state and federal requirements.

DET 231
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS LAB (5)
Service and repair of industrial trucks and equipment as per customer/instructor repair order. Work is done in an industry-like setting using current repair orders and standard repair time guides (SRT's). Emphasis on quality, efficiency and productivity. Prerequisite: DET 230.

DET 235
MOBILE HVAC SYSTEMS THEORY (2)
Basic principles of heating and air conditioning as used in mobile applications. Corequisite: DET 236.

DET 236
MOBILE HVAC SYSTEMS LAB (4)
Industry accepted practices and procedures of air conditioning system diagnosis and repairs. Corequisite: DET 235.