Diesel Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

DEM 100 : Introduction to Applied Technologies

The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and procedures associated with applied analytical skills needed to succeed in higher level courses to include: basic mathematical applications, use of scientific calculators, measurements, and geometric and triangulation methods. This course is also taught as AUM 100, DEM 100, WDT 100.

hours

3

DEM 104 : Basic Engines

This course is designed to give the student knowledge of the diesel engine components and auxiliary systems, the proper way to maintain them, and the proper procedures for testing and rebuilding components. Emphasis is placed on safety, theory of operation, inspection, and measuring and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines.  CORE

hours

3

DEM 105 : Preventive Maintenance

This course provides instruction on how to plan, develop, and install equipment surveillance and reliability strategies. Descriptions of various maintenance techniques for specialized preventive programs are discussed and computerized parts and equipment inventories and fleet management systems software are emphasized. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule as directed by manufacturers.

hours

3

DEM 111 : Equipment Safety / Mechanical Fundamentals

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of vehicle operation and safety when basic service work is to be performed in the shop. Topics include service manuals, mechanical fundamentals, preventive maintenance and component adjustment. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of vehicle operation and safety in the shop.

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3

DEM 119 : Bearings and Lubricants

This course focuses on roller, ball, and shell bearing design and application. Topics include vehicle and industrial bearings and lubrication requirements. Upon course completion, students should diagnose related problems and service and replace bearings.

hours

3

DEM 122 : Heavy Vehicle Brakes

This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Topics include hydraulic, and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair braking systems on medium and heavy vehicles.  CORE

hours

3

DEM 123 : Pneumatics and Hydraulics

This course provides instruction in the identification and repair of components found in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include schematics and symbols used in fluid power transmission and the troubleshooting of components in these systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, adjust, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic system components.

hours

3

DEM 124 : Electronic Engine Systems

This course introduces the principles of electronically controlled diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on testing and adjusting diesel engines in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, test, and calibrate electronically controlled diesel engines.

hours

3

DEM 125 : Heavy Vehicle Drive Trains

This course introduces operational principles of mechanical medium and heavy-duty vehicle transmissions. Topics include multiple counter shafts, power take offs, slider idler clutches, friction clutches, mechanical transmission power components, and hydraulics. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, inspect, and repair mechanical transmissions.

hours

3

DEM 127 : Fuel Systems

This course is designed to provide practice in troubleshooting, fault code diagnosis, information retrieval, calibration, repair and replacement of fuel injectors, nozzles, and pumps. Emphasis is placed on test equipment, component functions, and theory. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair fuel systems and governors.

hours

3

DEM 128 : Heavy Vehicle Drive Train Lab

This lab provides reinforcement of material covered in DEM 116 or DEM 125. The students will apply the knowledge they learned on driveshafts, power take-offs, standard transmissions, fluid drives, torque converters, clutch assemblies, drive axles, and special drives through experiential learning techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, inspect, remove, repair or replace, and install heavy vehicle drive train components.

hours

3

DEM 130 : Electrical/Electronic Fundamentals

This course introduces the student to basic Electrical / Electronic concepts and fundamentals. It provides the principles of electricity, magnetism, and Ohm's Law. Emphasis is placed on batteries, starting, charging, and lighting circuits, which include series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. Troubleshooting and repair of wiring harnesses, starting motors, charging systems, and accessories are included, along with the computerized monitoring of vehicle systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify components, test systems, and repair minor electrical problems according to manufacturers' literature.

hours

3

DEM 135 : Heavy Vehicle Steering and Suspension Systems

This course introduces the theory and principles of medium and heavy-duty steering and suspension systems. Topics include wheel and tire problems, frame members, fifth wheel, bearings, and coupling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair suspension and steering components, and perform front and rear wheel alignments on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

hours

3

DEM 137 : Heating, A/C, and Refrigeration Systems

This course provides instruction in fundamentals, diagnosis, and repair of cab and cargo heating and refrigeration systems. Topics include operation theory, safety, maintenance, recycling and recovery procedures, recharging procedures, troubleshooting procedures, refrigerant leaks, and system repairs.

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3

DEM 145 : Electrical Schematics and Symbols

This course introduces the student to electrical symbols and schematics. It prepares the student to utilize wiring diagrams and schematics to troubleshoot electrical problems. Upon completion students should be able to understand electrical circuits by reading wiring diagrams.

hours

3

DEM 154 : Vehicle Maintenance & Safe Operating Practices

This course provides instruction in basic entry level driving skills relating to the maintenance and safe operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Topics include preventive maintenance and safe vehicle operations. Upon successful completion, students will have the skill and knowledge to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.

hours

3

DEM 181 : Special Topics in Electrical

This course provides specialized instruction on various areas related to the electrical systems of the diesel mechanics industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting student's needs.

hours

3

DEM 182 : Special Topics in Engines

This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to engines in the diesel mechanics industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting student's needs.

hours

3

DEM 183 : Special Topics in Power Train

This course provides specialized instruction in various areas related to the power train in the diesel mechanics industry. Emphasis is placed on meeting student's needs.

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3

DEM 187 : Industrial Safety

This course provides specialized instruction on the safety issues and requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as related to the diesel mechanics industry. Emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting potential safety issues relating to OSHA requirements as well as the accompanying administration of the requirements.

hours

1

DEM 191 : Special Projects in Diesel Mechanics

This course provides information on current trends in diesel mechanics as they relate to employment responsibilities. Topics may vary by term to reflect relevant training needs of the industry.

hours

3

DEM 192 : Co-Op Elective

This course allows the student to work parallel in a job closely related to the student's major while attending college. The grade is based on the employer's evaluation of the student's productivity, an evaluation work report submitted by the student, and the student's learning contract.

hours

3

DEM 196 : Co-Op Elective

This course allows the student to work parallel in a job closely related to the student's major while attending college. The grade is based on the employer's evaluation of the student's productivity, an evaluation work report submitted by the student, and the student's learning contract.

hours

1

DEM 196A : Co-Op Elective

This course allows the student to work parallel in a job closely related to the student's major while attending college. The grade is based on the employer's evaluation of the student's productivity, an evaluation work report submitted by the student, and the student's learning contract.

hours

1

DEM 197 : Co-Op Elective

This course allows the student to work parallel in a job closely related to the student's major while attending college. The grade is based on the employer's evaluation of the student's productivity, an evaluation work report submitted by the student, and the student's learning contract.

hours

2