Diesel Heavy Equipment II (412)

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412-100 Introduction to Heavy Diesel

In this course students will be introduced to the heavy duty diesel field. Students will explore the definition, purpose, and function of heavy duty vehicles. Students will identify career paths within the diesel technician field. Students will identify and practice shop safety procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

412-101 Brake Service 1

In this course students will explore the fundamental concepts of braking, including friction, heat, and pressure. Students will practice inspecting, testing, servicing, and repairing air brake circuits.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-100)

412-102 Brake Service 2

In this course students will practice inspection, diagnosis, service, and repair of heavy duty vehicle s-cam and air disc brake systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-101)

412-103 Brake Service 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of anti-lock braking systems, stability control, and collision avoidance systems. Students will identify, test, diagnose, and repair these systems to manufacturer specifications.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-102)

412-104 Brake Service 4

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of heavy diesel hydraulic braking systems and air over hydraulic braking systems. Students will inspect, diagnose, adjust, and repair hydraulic brake systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-103)

412-105 Steering & Suspension 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of wheel end components. Students will identify, inspect, test, adjust, and repair tires, wheels, rims and hubs to manufacturer specifications.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-100)

412-106 Steering & Suspension 2

In this course students will explore front-end, alignment factors, and frames as they pertain to heavy diesel vehicles. Students will inspect, test, and repair front axles, frames, and attaching hardware. Students will identify electronic alignment and alignment factors that contribute to heavy duty vehicle instability.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (412-105)

412-107 Steering & Suspension 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of heavy duty vehicle suspension systems and their components. Student will explore and identify air suspension, leaf spring suspension, aligning devices, equalizer systems, and all attaching hardware. Students will inspect, adjust, test and repair heavy duty vehicle suspension systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (412-106)

412-108 Steering & Suspension 4

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of steering systems and components. Students will practice diagnostic, inspection and repair procedures of heavy duty vehicle steering systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (412-107)

412-109 Drivetrain 1

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of heavy duty vehicle clutches and their components. Students will practice servicing, inspection, and replacement of several different types of heavy duty clutches.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-100)

412-110 Drivetrain 2

In this course students will identify supporting principles and functions of manual transmission and gear concepts. Students will explore different gearing concepts, and how these concepts apply to standard transmissions used in the heavy diesel industry. Students will inspect, diagnose, service and repair standard transmission auxiliary assemblies to manufacturer specification.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-109)

412-111 Drivetrain 3

In this course students identify the purpose and function of automated transmissions within the heavy duty industry. Students will explore controls associated with various types of modern automated transmissions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-110)

412-112 Drivetrain 4

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of drive shafts and driven axles. Students will practice inspection, service, and repair of diesel and heavy duty vehicle drive shafts and drive axles.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (412-111)

412-113 Electrical Fundamentals 1

In this course students will explore applications of fundamental principles and theories of electricity within the heavy duty vehicle industry.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (806-315)

412-114 Electrical Fundamentals 2

In this course students identify the purpose and function of electrical circuits, circuit control devices, and electrical instrumentation. Students will practice testing individual and system circuits using a multimeter.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-113)

412-115 Electrical Fundamentals 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of commercial vehicle batteries, as well as advanced battery technology and placement. Students will inspect, test, charge, and replace heavy duty commercial batteries to manufacturer specifications.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-114)

412-116 Electrical Fundamentals 4

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of heavy duty vehicle starting and charging systems and their components. Students will practice testing, repairing, and replacing heavy duty vehicle starters, alternators and other electrical system components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-115)

412-117 Electrical Troubleshooting 1

In this course, students will explore heavy duty vehicle electrical wiring. Students will practice reading and interpreting electrical wiring schematics.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-116 or 070-341)

412-118 Electrical Troubleshooting 2

In this course students practice inspecting, testing and repairing electrical lighting circuits and instrumentation on vehicles.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-117)

412-119 Electrical Troubleshooting 3

In this course students will explore heavy duty vehicle electrical signal processing. Students will identify the purpose and function of sensors and sensor information, as well as control module processing of related information. Students will practice the use of electrical signal testing equipment.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-118)

412-120 Electrical Troubleshooting 4

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of on-board vehicle diagnostic systems. Students will inspect, test diagnose, and repair multiple different systems to manufacturer specifications using information from control modules.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-119)

412-121 Diesel HVAC 1

In this course students will explore basic principles of diesel vehicle heating and air conditioning, as well as heating and air conditioning controls and operation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-120 or 412-342)

412-122 Diesel HVAC 2

In this course students practice inspecting, diagnosing, and servicing diesel vehicle heating and air conditioning systems per manufacturer, EPA, and MVAC standards. This course will prepare students to become MVAC 609 certified.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-121)

412-123 Diesel HVAC 3

In this course students identify the purpose and function of trailer refrigeration systems and their components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-122)

412-124 Advanced Safety Procedures

In this course students will identify and perform safe work practices in accordance with OSHA requirements. These practices will be applicable to diesel shops, as well as other environments in the diesel industry.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

412-125 Engine Fundamentals 1

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of various engines and their components. Students will practice calculating horsepower and torque, as well as identifying and describing unique features and characteristics of diesel engines.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-124 or 412-305)

412-126 Engine Fundamentals 2

In this course students will identify and describe the categories of noxious emissions from diesel engines, as well as the operations that produce them. Students will identify emissions standards for diesel vehicles and the various monitoring and controls systems used to manage emissions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-125)

412-127 Engine Fundamentals 3

In this course students will explore and identify characteristics and components of diesel compression ignition systems. Students will practice inspecting and repairing these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-126)

412-128 Engine Fundamentals 4

In this course students will identify characteristics and components of diesel lubrication systems. Students will practice inspecting and repairing these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-127)

412-129 Engine Service Repair I 1

In this course students will practice diesel engine service and troubleshooting, including cleaning, inspecting, and determining corrective action for a variety of components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-128 or 070-308)

412-130 Engine Service Repair I 2

In this course students will practice inspecting, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing diesel engine cylinder block and crankshaft assemblies.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-129)

412-131 Engine Service Repair I 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of cylinder heads and associated components. Students will practice inspecting, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing diesel engine cylinder heads.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-130)

412-132 Engine Service Repair II 1

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of air intake and crankcase ventilation systems and their components. Students will practice performing inspections and diagnostic procedures for these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-131 or 070-308)

412-133 Engine Service Repair II 2

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of turbochargers and their components. Students will practice inspection, testing, and diagnostic procedures for turbocharger systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-132)

412-134 Engine Service Repair II 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of diesel engine exhaust gas recirculation systems and their components. Students will practice performing inspection and diagnostic procedures on these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-133)

412-135 Hydraulics I 1

In the course students will identify the purpose and function of hydraulic systems, as well as everyday applications of those systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-134)

412-136 Hydraulics I 2

In this course students will read and interpret hydraulic system diagrams and schematics. Students will perform temperature, pressure, flow, and cycle time tests on hydraulic systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-135)

412-137 Hydraulics II 1

In this course students will practice the inspection, tear down, and reassembly of major hydraulic components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-136 or 070-340) and (806-315)

412-138 Hydraulics II 2

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of automatic transmission systems and their components. Students will compare automatic and manual transmission systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-137)

412-139 Diesel Fuel Systems 1

In this course students will identify and describe the properties and characteristics of diesel fuel, fuel additives, and fuel systems. Students will practice inspection and servicing problems associated with low-pressure fuel systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-138) and (412-136 or 070-340)

412-140 Diesel Fuel Systems 2

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of high-pressure fuel injection systems in diesel applications. Students will practice inspection and diagnostic procedures for these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-139)

412-141 Diesel Fuel Systems 3

In this course students will identify the purpose and function of various fuel pumps. Students will practice maintenance and repair of various fuel pumps.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-140)

412-142 Diesel Fuel Systems 4

In this course students will identify the function and construction of various fuel systems. Students will practice maintenance, reconditioning, and repairs of common fuel systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-141)

412-143 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 1

In this course students will define preventative maintenance practices. Students will identify regulations related to the maintenance and operation of commercial vehicles, and identify best practices for establishing preventative maintenance and inspection schedules.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-304) and (412-138 or 070-342) and (412-120 or 412-342) and (412-104 or 412-310) and (412-112 or 070-318) and (412-108 or 412-311) and (412-123 or 070-321) and (412-124 or 412-305)

412-144 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 2

In this course students will define the importance of preventative maintenance and practice following a preventative maintenance schedule, including reviewing inspection requirements and performing inspections and maintenance.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-143)

412-145 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 3

In this course students will identify the requirements of preventative maintenance and inspection plans and programs. Students will practice preventative maintenance record keeping. Students will identify the qualifications for vehicle inspectors and brake inspectors.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-144)

412-146 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures 4

In this course students will practices activities that make up the preventative maintenance inspection process, such as locating information about recalls, distinguishing between shop and vehicle rules, and identifying specialty tools.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-145)

412-147 NATEF Certification Review

In this course students will apply standards practiced throughout the program in preparation for ASE certification and the diesel technician career field.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Co-requisites: (412-146 or 412-347)

412-304 Diesel Fuel Systems

This course focuses on diesel fuel system designs and principles. Learners will analyze the basics of diesel fuel system injection pumps, injectors, and injections system operation, as well as the maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic fuel systems per OEM/NATEF standards. Learners will be able to perform diagnostic service and repairs on current medium and heavy diesel engine fuel systems within the trucking industry.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

412-305 Advanced Safety Procedures

This course will focus on OSHA, and safety within a shop setting. Learners will work towards and receive a certificate for crane training per OSHA training requirements. Knowledge gained will give the learner the ability to operate a crane and to work safely within a diesel shop as well as other diesel industry environments.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

412-306 Diesel Engine Service Repair I

This course is a continuation of the Engine Fundamentals course. Learners will apply their knowledge of diesel engine parts and functions to perform emissions tests (intakes and exhaust sensors) as well as troubleshoot electrical system issues. Learners will be able to perform these diagnostics to the level of EPA regulations and standards.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (070-308)

412-307 Diesel Engine Service Repair II

This course is a continuation of Diesel Engine Service Repair I. Learners will breakdown and put together complete diesel engine systems, applying knowledge of external parts and functions, while paying close attention to the internal parts and functions. Learners will be able to perform diagnostics on all systems combined, ensuring that intake and exhaust systems meet EPA standards and entire engine systems are rebuilt to full working capacity.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 3
Co-requisites: (070-308)

412-308 NAETF Certification Review

Applying the NATEF standards practiced throughout this program, this course is designed to prepare the learner for future ASE certifications while practicing in the field as a Diesel Technician.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (412-349)

412-310 Brake Service Fundamentals

This course introduces the learner to current trucking industry braking systems. Using OEM/NATEF standards, learners perform diagnosis, service and repairs on air, hydraulic, manual, and electric parking brakes as well as antilock braking systems that include wheel-end procedures. Learners apply the fundamentals of braking systems to perform proper diagnostics and repairs to current diesel vehicles.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

412-311 Truck Steering & Suspension

This course focuses on the multiple steering and suspension systems used on current medium and heavy duty diesel vehicles. Using OEM/NATEF standards and specifications, students engage in proper inspection and repairs on leaf spring, solid rubber, air ride, torsion bar suspension, and power steering as well as manual steering units. Learners will be able to perform electronic alignment procedures and repair suspension as well as steering problems commonly found within the diesel trucking industry.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

412-342 Electrical Systems Troubleshooting

This course develops the learners’ electrical troubleshooting skills. Learners analyze testing techniques for advanced electrical circuits using DVOM’s and scan tools, and interpret results using OEM/NATEF standards. The learner will be able to perform advanced electrical diagnostics and repairs on current diesel vehicle electrical systems.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4
Co-requisites: (070-341)

412-347 Inspection & Maintenance Procedures

This course focuses on performing state and federal Motor Vehicle Safety inspections to appropriate Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Learners explore multiple system component identification, inspection procedures, maintenance procedures per OEM/NATEF, and DOT standards. Learners will be able to apply knowledge of current state and federal documentation, and inspection procedures, understanding the importance of these inspections and documents when entering the diesel industry.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (412-349)

412-349 Equipment Welding

This course introduces the learner to the basic field of metals. Learner will engage in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The learner will be able to perform the aforementioned basic welding techniques used in the diesel industry.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2