Diesel Equipment Technology

updated 7/18/16

DET 100
Shop Skills (7)
Theory and application of basic tools and practices as used in heavy equipment repair facilities.

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 (7)
The exploration and application of fundamental principles of direct current electrical systems found on mobile equipment. Prerequisite: DET 100 or instructor permission.

DET 120
Internal Combustion Engines I (7)
This course covers the operating principles of internal combustion engines. A variety of diesel engines will be disassembled and reassembled with the use of service manuals. Prerequisite: DET 110 or instructor permission.

DET 125
Power Transmission (7)
The theory and application of mechanical power transmitting devices and associated components as used in diesel powered equipment.

DET 130
Mobile Hydraulic Systems (7)
Students will be introduced to terminology, physical properties, and principles relating to mobile hydraulic equipment. Students will engage in practical exercises that will aid in the understanding of basic hydraulic systems. Prerequisite: DET 110 or instructor permission.

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 (1-15)
Cooperative Work Experience allows students to apply classroom learning to on-the-job settings. Credit is earned for new and continued learning taking place in the work environment. Positive work habits are emphasized. Prerequisite: instructor permission and Cooperative Work Experience Seminar.

DET 200
Mobile Electrical Systems II (7)
Students will examine electrical components and electronic systems. This course will cover electronic control modules and advanced direct current troubleshooting. Prerequisite: DET 110 or instructor permission.

DET 210
Power Transmission II (7)
The study of power shift and automatic transmissions as used in diesel powered equipment. Prerequisite: DET 125

DET 215
Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (1)
The study of appropriate procedures and practices of vehicle and machinery preventive maintenance and inspection. Compliance with state and federal regulations is covered.

DET 216
Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Lab (2)
The application of designing and implementing a preventive maintenance program and the practice of appropriate inspection of vehicles and machinery. Computer related exercises are required. Corequisite: DET 215

DET 220
Internal Combustion Engines II (7)
This course will cover diesel engine analysis and testing for optimal performance and longevity. Students will perform live engine testing, troubleshooting, and repairs. Prerequisite: DET 110 or instructor permission.

DET 225
Heavy-Duty Chassis Systems (7)
The study and application of heavy duty chassis systems used in diesel powered equipment. Pre-requisite: Completion of 1st year diesel classes.

DET 230
Practical Shop Applicati (7)
The discussion and implementation of proper shop practices and repair procedures.

DET 235
Mobile HVAC Systems (7)
The theory and application of basic principles used in Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems of diesel powered equipment.

DET 300
Applied Management (5)
Introduces the principles and concepts of effective management including human resource management, quality control, social responsibility, decision-making, communication, conflict resolution and customer service. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 310
Electrical III (5)
Course content will focus on the theory and application of advanced electrical circuits, schematic reading, and proper troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 320
Emissions control (5)
Course content will focus on the theory and application of diesel exhaust emissions reduction technology. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 330
Hydraulics II (5)
The study and application of complex hydraulic systems with an emphasis on troubleshooting and system design. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 340
Combustion Engine Fuels (5)
Identify and comprehend a variety of alternative power sources used in internal combustion engines. Power sources to be included are: diesel fuel, bio-diesel, gasoline, ethanol, propane, and CNG fueled engines. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 350
Applied Failure Analysis (5)
This course focuses on material failures, techniques of failure analysis, and examination/identification of failure root causes. Students will learn to interpret and explain their results to customers. Prerequisite: Enrollment in BAS-DT or by permission.

DET 360
Power Generation & Maint (5)
Students will operate, maintain, test, and troubleshoot generators and related energized and de-energized components. Emphasizes safe working practices when working around on-site power generation systems. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 400
Material Science of Fluids (5)
Oil, fuel, and coolant properties and functions. Field sampling and laboratory testing of fluids will be performed. Results of testing will be interpreted and explained at a customer level. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 410
Regulatory Issues (5)
Studies the requirements set forth by governing agencies, such as: DOE/EPA, MSHA, OSHA, and Labor and Industries relating to diesel fueled automotive and industrial equipment. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 420
Metalwork & Fabrication (5)
Apply layout, blueprint, weld symbol interpretation, dimension conversations, welding, machine set-ups and fabrication skills to safely complete metal fabrication projects correctly. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 430
Shop/Fleet Management (5)
Introduction and explanation of day-to-day shop processes. Managerial skills, tasks, and responsibilities relevant to the diesel and heavy equipment industry will include: warranties, policies, cores, credits, paper in process, work orders, and budgeting. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 440
Hybrid Drives Electric/h (5)
Theory and application of gasoline/electric hybrid, diesel/electric hybrid, and diesel/hydraulic hybrid systems as well as commonly used electric drive systems in on and off highway equipment. System maintenance and cost benefit analysis will be covered. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.

DET 450
Internship (5)
Provides students a venue to demonstrate the application of knowledge gained in the BAS-DT program, in the workplace. The internship will address BAS-DT program outcomes as agreed to by student, internship provider and instructor. Prerequisite: enrollment in BAS-DT or instructor permission.