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Diesel Equipment Technology

10-412-1 Associate Degree (AAS) 65 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they 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.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (50 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Heavy Duty Diesel Steering & Suspension
10-412-103
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics of heavy duty steering & suspension systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Maintenance
10-412-104
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on heavy duty diesel engines used in over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Introduction to Diesel Technology
10-412-102
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces the diesel shop environment, and emphasizes shop safety and general shop practices. Introduces over the road commercial motor vehicle preventative maintenance, and prepares students for success in the core diesel program classes.
Heavy Duty Diesel Air & Hydraulic Brakes
10-412-107
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on air and hydraulic brake system used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Drivetrains
10-412-106
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on drivetrains used in heavy duty over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students service clutches, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, and wheel ends used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel HVAC & Cab Systems
10-412-105
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems used in heavy duty over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students learn to maintain and repair cab components used on over the road commercial motor vehicles, and prepare for the Federal EPA 609 certification test.
Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical Systems
10-412-109
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on vehicle electrical system components used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Foundation Brakes
10-412-108
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers maintenance, repair, and minor diagnostics on foundation brake systems used on over the road commercial motor vehicles.
Heavy Duty Diesel Computer Controls
10-412-110
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Introduces computer control systems used in over the road commercial motor vehicles. Students learn to diagnose and repair current computer control systems.
Heavy Duty Diesel Advanced Drivetrain
10-412-116
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers diagnosing and repair of over the road commercial vehicle drivetrains. Students diagnose and repair manual, automated, and automatic transmissions.
Transportation Welding, Intro to
10-442-111
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Systems
10-412-123
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers diagnosing and repair of over the road commercial motor vehicle engine systems. Students perform engine diagnostics that relate to engine performance issues and/or customer complaints.
Heavy Duty Diesel Advanced Engine Repair
10-412-120
4Credit
144
72
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Covers major repair and diagnostics on heavy duty diesel engines found in modern commercial motor vehicles. Students disassemble, repair, assemble, and perform major diagnostics.
Related Welding
10-442-120
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Math w Business Apps
10-804-123
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 46+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 16+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
10-809-166
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. 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: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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