Diesel (DSL)

DSL-143  Fundamentals of Electricity  (3)  

Covers introduction to electricity, i.e. voltage, amperage and resistance with emphasis on Ohm's Law and its practical application. Meter fundamentals are covered. Series, parallel and series-parallel circuits are studied. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-156  Truck Electronics  (3)  

Continues the basic electrical coverage of DSL-143 with an additional emphasis on the types of electrical circuits and subassemblies found in most trucks. Students learn interior and exterior lighting, steering column, dash, wiper motors, temperature controls, power locks and windows, and on-board computers. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DSL-143.

DSL-308  Cooling Systems  (2)  

Introduces the student to truck cooling systems. The principles of cooling systems and the standard components of cooling systems are examined. Testing and servicing of cooling systems from a truck perspective are explained. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-345  Truck Engines  (3)  

Covers the introduction to diesel engines commonly used in the trucking industry. The design of engine components and subassemblies is examined with emphasis on the reasons certain design features are used. Correct procedures for testing and servicing truck engines are explained and demonstrated. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DSL-355.

DSL-355  Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines  (3)  

Covers fundamentals of two- and four-stroke engine operation, servicing and adjustment. Learning activities concentrate on proper disassembly, measuring and reassembly of actual engines. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-424  EFI Engine Systems  (4)  

Provides a thorough explanation and hands-on experience in the theory, operation, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of electronic fuel injected diesel engines. Learning activities include the use of testing equipment used to diagnose EFI engines. Lab activities are designed to reinforce the understanding of the operation and maintenance of these engines. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take DSL-355. Take DSL-345. Take DSL-143.

DSL-543  Truck Clutches  (3)  

Introduces students to the testing and servicing of clutches found on most trucks. Learning activities include examining, servicing and replacement of clutches. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-630  Air Brakes and ABS  (2)  

Covers a basic introduction to air brakes and anti-locking braking systems. Learning activities concentrate on theory, operation, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of air and anti-lock brakes found on diesel trucks. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-642  Steering and Suspension  (2)  

Includes theory and operation of steering components and servicing. Students learn theory and operation of air ride and spring suspension components on light and heavy duty trucks. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

DSL-802  Trailer Servicing  (3)  

Involves servicing and minor repair to semi tractor and truck trailers. Learning activities include electrical, power train, brakes, air conditioning and tune-up. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Completion of first-year technical courses.

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab