This course will introduce students to the safety and legal requirements and common shop practices of the diesel and heavy equipment industry. Personal safety as well as overall shop/job site safety will be emphasized while students learn to operate shop equipment and learn basic repair techniques common to all aspects of the diesel and heavy equipment industry. Skills learned in this course will be directly applied throughout the diesel and heavy equipment technician program.
This class will provide the learner with an in depth look at how internal combustion engines operate. The learner will be able to identify, measure, and inspect parts of the internal combustion engine, with diesel engines used in agriculture machinery the main area of focus.
This course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of the diesel engine. The design and operating principles of the engine, cooling, fuel, intake, exhaust systems, and lubrication systems will be examined. COREQUISITE: 32070326 Basic Engines.
This course provides the student with both a theoretical and practical background in the basic operating and rebuilding principles of diesel engines. The course includes practical experience in rebuilding, testing, troubleshooting, and tuning diesel engines. Additionally, the student will gain experience in the proper use of tools and equipment. If prerequisite courses have not been completed, the student must have consent of the instructor to enroll. COREQUISITES: 32070326 Basic Engines and 32070338 Diesel Engine Theory.
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.
This is an advanced electrical course to meet the demands of today's newer equipment. Learners will receive training on electronic service tools, pulse width modulation solenoids, can bus controllers, and terminator networks. Additional topics will include yield monitors and auto guidance systems. COREQUISITES: (32070337 12-Volt Electrical Theory and 32070360 12-Volt Electrical) OR (32404376 DC Automotive Electrical and 32404377 Electrical Systems).
This course will provide a practical understanding of mobile hydraulic components. Their design, application, operation and maintenance will be studied. A hydraulic training bench will be used in the classroom. PREREQUISITE: Advanced 32070367 12-Volt Electrical .
This course will provide a broad, general, and practical coverage of fluid power components and their design, application, operation, and maintenance. You will learn hydraulics operation by studying manufacturerâ€™s service manuals as well as a prepared text. Lab projects will allow hands-on training. PREREQUISITE: 32070367 Advanced 12-Volt Electrical and COREQUISITE: 32070339 Mobile Hydraulics Theory.
This course is a practical study of performing preventive maintenance inspections on diesel trucks and equipment. Students will learn what defects to inspect for and how to follow a preventive maintenance schedule to prevent costly repairs and unsafe conditions.
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the procedures involved in the repair of on and off highway equipment. Hands-on experiences will be gained through the repair of medium and heavy duty diesel trucks. The type of equipment varies and must meet the needs of the students and program.
Mobile HVAC for heavy equipment will teach the learner the basics of air conditioning systems. Air conditioning fundamentals will be learned along with proper servicing procedures and air conditioning equipment used. In depth study of air conditioning systems from older agricultural equipment will be looked at, along with study of new auto temperature control systems. EPA environmental laws pertaining to mobile air conditioning will be examined.
This course will introduce students to Ohm's law, electrical fundamentals, magnetism, and series and parallel circuits. Further studies will include automobile wiring diagrams, electrical test equipment, and basic troubleshooting.
This course is designed for the learner to understand basic 12-volt electrical circuits, wiring diagrams, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Classroom trainers will be used to apply electrical theory. Using hands-on activities, this course will help the learner to better understand basic 12-volt electrical systems. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices
This course introduces battery, starting, and charging systems; theory of operation; diagnostic techniques; and servicing procedures. This course also includes exterior lighting systems; diagnostics and repair procedures. Wiring diagrams will be used and emphasized throughout the course. COREQUISITE: 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
This course is designed to study the construction, operation, adjustments, and repairs of electrical components used in tractors and farm implements. Classroom and lab activities will include reading and interpreting wiring diagrams, troubleshooting electrical circuits, and performing repairs on alternators, generators, starters, and regulators. Monitors are also included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32412301 Diesel Safety and Industry Practices and COREQUISITE: 32070337 12-Volt Electrical Theory.
This course will allow the student to develop skills in research, evaluation, selection, and preparation of information resources useful to their career area. Students will use various information resources, including computer software applications to develop sound information research strategies. Students will be exposed to ethical use of information, information provided by various methods and stored in various management formats, communicating by e-mail, developing search and selection of information resources, analysis, and use of results. This discussion- and lab-based course will use individual and group work to search and share information resources. Competencies learned in this course will be able to be applied in other courses within your program and will continue to be valuable in lifelong learning.
Improve intrapersonal and interpersonal skills in high demand by employers to enhance life-long learning both professionally and personally. Areas that are highlighted include providing excellent customer service in a diverse workplace, working ethically, improving motivation, applying critical thinking skills, and managing difficult situations.
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry.
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
Total: 57 Credits
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