Diesel Heavy Equipment I (070)
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070-308 Engine Fundamentals
In this course, learners will explore the basic workings of diesel engine systems. Learners will engage in removing the cooling, intake, and exhaust systems of diesel engines in order to better understand their function in keeping a diesel engine running at peak performance. Learners will be able to identify multiple points in a diesel engine and connect their working efficiency to EPA regulations.
070-318 Drive Train Service
This course introduces the learner to standard hydrostatic and power transmission driveline systems. Learners will engage in repairing automatic and standard transmissions, drive shafts, u-joints, differential equalizers, and differential assemblies. Learners will be able to perform maintenance and repairs per OEM/NATEF standards to several driveline systems that are found within the current diesel trucking industry.
070-321 Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning
This course focuses on the theory, operation, and troubleshooting of heating, cooling, and air conditioning systems in the diesel trucking industry. Learners examine system identification, diagnostic testing, and maintenance required per OEM/NATEF/EPA standards. Knowledge gained in this course will give the learner the ability to safely test and repair heating and air conditioning systems per OEM/EPA requirements within the diesel industry.
070-340 Hydraulics 1
This course will introduce the learner to basic hydraulic and pneumatic theory. Learners will examine hydraulic and pneumatic fundamentals, symbols, schematics, and operations. Learners will apply these fundamentals to earth moving machines, implements, and other diesel equipment.
070-341 Electrical Fundamentals
This course introduces the learner to the theory, operation, and function of electricity as it applies to the diesel industry. Learners will read schematics, wiring diagrams, basic functions of a DVOM as well as test batteries, charging systems and learn basic voltage drop theory. Within lab settings, learners will be able to use their knowledge to test electrical circuit boards, starting and charging systems, and lighting circuits.
070-342 Hydraulics 2
This course is an extension of Hydraulics 1 and will focus on the learner’s ability to perform tests, servicing, adjustment, and repair of hydraulic system actuators and hydraulic systems. Learners will be able to perform system tests and repairs on hydrostatic transmissions, earth moving machines, and other current diesel implement hydraulic systems per OEM/NATEF standards.