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Diesel Equipment Technology

10-412-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 60 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Diesel technicians with advanced diagnostic and analytical expertise are in demand. Get the skills you need to repair and maintain electronic-controlled diesel engines, air conditioning systems, electronic-controlled air brake systems and drive lines. Because you’ll be working directly on FVTC’s fleet of 60 diesel powered tractors, you’ll have a unique opportunity for hands-on learning every day "in the shop" dealing with real-life customer and vehicle issues. This setting builds your technical expertise and helps you learn to use the complex equipment needed to diagnose and correct problems. You will have the skills to service any type of diesel-powered equipment. The addition of math, communication and social science courses provides you with a well-rounded education to help advance your career.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Technical Studies (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Intro, Transportation Welding
10-405-147
1
Focuses on welding and cutting safety, and develops skills in welding and cutting of metals used in the transportation trades. Methods of welding include gas metal arc welding (MIG) in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Methods of cutting include oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting of metals. Students will learn to set up and maintain welding equipment and weld and cut a variety of types and thicknesses of materials commonly used in the transportation trades.
Coreq: PPE for Welding (94405002)
Service Management
10-412-128
4
Focuses on business operations, shop liability and human relations issues in the diesel mechanics field. Students will be introduced to regulations for federal and state agencies such as OSHA, DILHR, DOT and the DNR.
Coreq: Intro to Diesel Technology (10412101) or Intro to Diesel Tech Bridge (10412101B) AND Intro, Transportation Welding (10405147); AND Oral/Interpersonal Communication (10801196) OR Human Relations (31809300) and Communication, Applied (31801318)
Introduction to Diesel Technology
10-412-101
4
Introduces the student to the diesel shop environment, and emphasizes shop safety and general shop practices. The course prepares the student for success in the core diesel program classes.
Coreq: Service Mgmnt (10412128) & Intro Transp Welding (10405147) & Oral/Interpersonal Comm (10801196) OR Human Relations (31809300) & Comm, Applied (31801318); OR active in Bus Mgmt –Diesel subplan; AND Diesel Textbooks (94412001) & Uniforms (94412002)
Diesel Heavy Duty Brake Systems
10-412-112
3
Focuses on the air brake system component operation and maintenance for trucks and tractor/trailers. Students will learn to perform overhaul procedures for cam; wedge and disc air operated foundation brakes, as well as heavy-duty hydraulic brakes. It provides the opportunity for students to test and troubleshoot the entire air and hydraulic brake systems, including ABS systems found in trucks.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Technology 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Diesel Steering and Suspension 10412113; Diesel Preventative Maintenance 10412114; Drive Train 10412118
Diesel Steering and Suspension
10-412-113
2
Focuses on heavy-duty truck suspensions and steering systems. Students will learn about the operation, maintenance and overhaul of various types of heavy-duty suspensions. It provides technicians with the opportunity to perform total vehicle alignments. Testing and troubleshooting of power steering systems and steering complaints are also covered.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Diesel Heavy Duty Brake Systems (10412112); Diesel Preventative Maintenance (10412114); Drive Train (10412118)
Diesel Preventive Maintenance
10-412-114
3
Focuses on the techniques for performing preventive maintenance and DOT criteria for performing annual inspections. Discussion includes the importance of vehicle maintenance and inspections. Students learn record-keeping requirements and earn an annual inspection certificate upon successful completion of the test at the conclusion of the class.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro Diesel Tech (10412101) or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge (10412101B); Coreq: Diesel Heavy Duty Brake Systems (10412112); Diesel Steering and Suspension (10412113); Drive Train (10412118)
Drive Train
10-412-118
4
Focuses on the operation and maintenance of the power train. Students will learn the procedures for overhauling, adjusting and troubleshooting heavy-duty transmission, clutches and various final drives found on over-the-road trucks and tractors. Students will learn how to calculate the change driveline angles.
Prereq: ACCPL Read >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B Coreq: Diesel Heavy Duty Brake Systems 10412112; Diesel Steering Suspension 10412113; Diesel Preventative Maintenance 10412114
Related Welding
10-442-120
1
Prepares students with the common techniques and procedures for SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and FCAW welding in a repair or machine shop environment. Topics include welding metal, cutting metal with plasma and oxy-fuel, and metal identification. Laboratory activities will provide the student with hands-on practice.
Diesel Hydraulic/Pneumatic Systems
10-412-117
2
Focuses on the basic hydraulic fundamentals and circuits found on heavy-duty trucks, tractors and heavy equipment. Includes hands-on testing, troubleshooting and repair of power steering circuits, pumps, cylinders and control valves. Basic air systems and controls are covered.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Technology (10412101) or Intro to Diesel Technology Bridge (10412101B)
Diesel Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
10-412-135
3
Provides students with information and skills required to service commercial vehicle heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Students practice proper procedures for handling R12/R134A Freon and for servicing HFC 134A systems. Students will receive Wisconsin AG-135 certification.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Technology 10412101 or Intro to Diesel Technology Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Diesel H.D. Electrical 1 10412136; Diesel H.D. Electrical 2 10412137
Diesel Heavy Duty Electrical 1
10-412-136
3
Focuses on the fundamentals of electricity, batteries starting circuits, charging circuits, and electrical circuits found on trucks and tractors. Students will learn testing and troubleshooting procedures for various systems presently used in the industry, as well as how to perform repairs.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Technology (10412101) or Intro Diesel Technology Bridge (10412101B) ; Coreq: Diesel HVAC (10412135); Diesel H.D. Electrical 2 (10412137); Diesel Electrical Kit (94412003)
Diesel Heavy Duty Electrical 2
10-412-137
2
Focuses on troubleshooting and diagnostics of electrical systems used on heavy duty vehicles. Students will diagnose and repair electronic engines, transmissions and ABS systems. Wiring schematic reading and wiring harness repair will be covered.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Technology (10412101) or Intro to Diesel Technology Bridge (10412101B); Coreq: Diesel HVAC (10412135); Diesel H.D. Electrical 1 (10412136)
Tune-up & Diagnostic Testing
10-412-127
4
Focuses on key troubleshooting skills and methodology. Engine system testing procedures and tools are used to analyze symptom-based engine problems. Application of computer diagnostic tools is employed in actual live road testing situations. Engine dynamometer operation will also be part of this course.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Diesel H.D. Fuel Systems 10412132; Diesel Engine Rebuilding 10412133; Diesel Elect Fuel Management 10412134
Diesel Heavy Duty Fuel Systems
10-412-132
3
Focuses on modern fuel subsystems' design and functionality. Lab demonstrations cover testing of the heavy duty fuel systems and troubleshooting, with a strong emphasis on component identification, inspection and adjustment.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Tune-up & Diagnostic Testing 10412127; Diesel Engine Rebuilding 10412133; Diesel Elect Fuel Management 10412134
Diesel Engine Rebuilding
10-412-133
3
Provides students with the opportunity to disassemble, identify each part of a modern diesel engine, measure all wear points and make reuse recommendations. Students will also reassemble an electronic controlled diesel engine. Component analysis, function and operation theories of the diesel engine are lecture topics studied.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech Bridge 10412101B; Coreq: Tune-up & Diagnostic Testing 10412127; Diesel H.D. Fuel Systems 10412132; Diesel Elect Fuel Management 10412134
Diesel Electronic Fuel Management Systems
10-412-134
3
Focuses on electronic computer controlled engine management system function, component identification and computer based diagnostic tool operation. Lab demonstrations cover component identification, function and testing of the engine management systems. The course also introduces the student to proper operation and use of electronic testing with the use of a digital volt ohm meter.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 or ACT Read >= 15 or Program Prep AND Intro to Diesel Tech 10412101 or Intro Diesel Tech 10412101B; Coreq: Tune-up & Diagnostic Testing 104712127; Diesel H.D. Fuel Systems 10412132; Diesel Engine Rebuilding 10412133

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Written Communication
10-801-195
3
Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3
Covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, applying math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, applying math concepts to the selling process, and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3
Provides a basic understanding of ethical theories and uses diverse ethical perspectives to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3
Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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