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Diesel Technology

DSL 101 Shop Safety I (1)

This course is designed to identify safety hazards associated with working around heavy equipment and to establish procedures that will prevent accidents.

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DSL 111 Fund./Operating Principles (4)

This course teaches the history of the diesel engine from the time of its invention to the present date and difference and advantages over other types of engines.

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DSL 121 Engine Maintenance (2)

This course covers standard DB, DB@ and DM pump disassemble inspection and overhaul. It teaches removal, installation and timing procedures on the above injection pumps. This course also teaches test stand operation, pump installation on the test stand and proper calibration of the injection pump.

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DSL 132 Engine Overhaul (5)

This course teaches the three major engine companies products. Training engines are provided for all classes to ensure the student's knowledge of troubleshooting maintenance, disassembly, overhaul and reassembly techniques. Training is further enhanced by class discussion and visual media.

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DSL 141 Welding and Fabrication Lab (2)

This course includes basic principles and fundamentals of arc welding and acetylene cutting as applied to heavy equipment and diesel repairs. It also covers basic welding and acetylene safety.

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DSL 152 Fuel System Diagnosis/Repair (4)

This course teaches the operating of fuel systems used on most modern diesel engines, how they differ from one another an service and adjustment of each system.

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DSL 161 Intro to Electronic Diag. & Repair (4)

This course of basic electrical systems on the diesel engine teaches troubleshooting and component testing using volt ohm meter and volt 33 tester.

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DSL 171 Intro to Clutch & Power Train (3)

This course teaches disassembly, inspection and troubleshooting of the three major types of clutch systems used by present engine manufacturers. The course also teaches installation techniques and adjustments. This course teaches disassembly, inspection and troubleshooting of the three major types of clutch systems used by present engine manufacturers. The course also teaches installation techniques and adjustments.

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DSL 182 Introduction to Hydraulics (3)

This course gives a student a short introduction to hydraulic systems. It covers major component identifications, their functions and how each component operates in the system.

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DSL 201 Shop Safety II (1)

Prerequisite: DSL 101
This course is continuation of Shop Safety I and is designed to identify safety hazards associated with working around heavy equipment and to establish procedures that will prevent accidents. Avoidance to actions that may result in damage to personal or equipment is stressed.

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DSL 212 Advanced Engine Overhaul (3)

Prerequisite: DSL 132
This is an advanced training course in engine overhaul. Advanced training is provided to ensure the student's knowledge of troubleshooting maintenance, disassembly, overhaul and reassembly techniques.

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DSL 222 Adv. Electronic Diagnosis/Repair (5)

Prerequisite: DSL 161
Students will become proficient in the diagnosis and repair of electrical circuits including testing, repairing and/or replacing of components.

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DSL 232 Hydraulic Diagnosis/Repair (3)

This course teaches the theory of both open and closed center hydraulic systems. It covers pump overhaul and testing procedures. It also covers the use of hydraulic flow meter and testing procedures.

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DSL 251 Electronic-Computer Diag./Repair (3)

This course covers the study of the electrical and electronic control system used on diesel powered equipment. This course also teaches the student how to use service tools, system operations, monitoring attachments, fault codes, injection timing sensor and actuator principles to diagnose computer related problems.

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DSL 261 Air Conditioning Diag./Repair (3)

This course covers refrigeration theory, operation, testing and repair of air conditioning systems. Students will also discuss the use of refrigerant recovery methods.

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DSL 271 Brakes & Suspension Diag./Repair (3)

This course teaches troubleshooting disassembly, inspection and adjustment of both hydraulic and air brake systems with the advantages and disadvantages of both systems. The course also covers the two air systems, their components and function in the brake system.

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DSL 275 Diesel Management (3)

This course introduces the concepts and principles of effective business management as they apply to diesel technology and includes forms of business ownership, typical business organizational structures, relationship of business to the community and the effect of government regulations on businesses.

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DSL 281 Transmission Overhaul/Diagnosis (3)

This course covers standard DB, DB2 and DM pump disassemble inspection and overhaul. It teaches removal, installation and timing procedures on the above injection pumps. This course also teaches test stand operation, pump installation on the test stand and proper calibration of the injection pump.

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DSL 291 Advanced Clutch & Power Train (3)

Prerequisite: DSL 171
Students will become proficient in the diagnosis and repair of power trains, clutches, transmissions and differentials.

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DSL 295 Occupational Work Experience

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