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Diesel Preventative Maintenance Technology (Certificate)

This course prepares students with skills labeled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as those used in traditional or evolving green occupation

Course No.      Course Title                                                                      Credits

VMR 141      Introduction to Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Technology            3

This course covers information on hand tools, machines, and equipment common to the Vehicle maintenance field, general service procedures, lubricants, reference manuals, pre-delivery inspection of new and used vehicles and preventive maintenance procedures. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

VMR 142        Brake Systems                                                                          3            

This course covers information on hydraulic and air brake systems. Mechanical foundation, air supply, service system principles, major components, parking brake systems, brake system diagnostics, service to drum brake assemblies, air lines and hoses, brake switches, antilock brake principles and service are all a part of this course. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

VMR 143        Steering and Suspension Systems                                           3

This course covers information on steering and suspension systems, theory and principles, independent suspensions, geometric principles, factors affecting wheel alignment, tools and equipment used for steering and suspension, troubleshooting of suspension and steering, wheel bearings service, manual steering and power steering system operation. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

VMR 144      Electrical & Electronic Systems                                            3

This course covers information on electricity, basic electrical circuits, tools and equipment, batteries, charging systems, starting systems, lighting systems, horn, wipers and washers, cooling fans, instrument circuits and body electrical systems. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

DTT 155       Diesel Fuel Injection Systems                                                 3

This course covers information on the theory and operation of the different types of diesel fuel injection pumps, nozzles and injectors, including current electronic fuel injectors. In-depth study of fuel system preventive maintenance, troubleshooting diagnostics, injection pump timing and installation procedures, and replacement methods for injectors and nozzles are taught. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

DTT 146        Diesel Engine Overhaul                                                         4

Diesel engine principles of operation on four- and two-stroke engines are covered. Component identification, measurement and replacement, along with complete tear down and overhaul procedures are covered in this course. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.

IET 101      Introduction to Automotive & Diesel Electronics                                3

This course will provide the student with an introduction to DC electric principles and the different electronic devices seen in modern diesel and automotive vehicles. It will explain instruments and procedures used in testing and measuring these devices.

 

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