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Diesel Truck Technology

 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.
VMR 245 HVAC Vehicle Systems 3
This course covers information on the operation of heating and air conditioning as applied to today’s cars and trucks. New learning experiences in the troubleshooting and servicing of these systems 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.
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 241 Diesel Engine Tune-up Procedures 4
This course covers information and practical experience on the operation and approved servicing, troubleshooting, and tune-up procedures on several different current models of diesel engines. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.
DTT 252 Manual Transmission Overhaul 3
This course covers the information and service experience in truck manual transmissions. New learning experiences include inspection, replacement, servicing and rebuilding of manual transmissions and power take-off systems. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.
DTT 253 Differentials and Drive Line 3
This course covers the information, overhaul, service and troubleshooting of the rear differentials and drive shafts. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.
DTT 254 Automatic Transmission Diagnostics, Basic Hydraulics 3
This course provides information and practical experience necessary to service automatic transmissions found in many heavy diesel trucks. Systematic troubleshooting procedures are all part of this program to assist the technician in the proper repair procedures, installation, and repair of hydraulic systems. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.
DTT 246 Applied Diesel Truck Principles and Applications 4
This course is intended to re-examine and emphasize specific mechanical skills and diagnostic techniques and to apply them to principles and theories learned in previous courses. Students are expected to hone the specific skills to prepare them for entry-level positions upon graduation. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test.
DTT 247 Internship 4
This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester.   Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. The schedule for meeting the requirement of this experience will be arranged between the student, faculty member and internship site. (No compensation) (200 Hours)
DTT 248 Cooperative Educational Experience 4
This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. (Compensation) (200 Hours)
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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