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DSLT-103

Basic Shop Safety

Credit(s): 1

Basic Shop Safety exposes students to personal safety equipment. Instruction will include hand tools, power tools, shop equipment safety procedures, and various shop practices. Lecture: 1 hour per week

DSLT-111

Basic Electrical Systems 1

Credit(s): 2

This course will teach students fundamental electrical theory concepts, basic electrical system formulas, and troubleshooting and repair procedures for heavy-duty electrical systems. The student will gain understanding of electrical principles as they relate to the components used in trucks and heavy equipment, writing schematics, and lighting along with the associated testing and repair procedures for each system. Lecture: 2 hours per week

DSLT-112

Basic Electrical Systems Lab I

Credit(s): 2

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in DSLT-211 Basic Electrical Systems 1, a theory class. This instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 4 hours per week

DSLT-113

Basic Electrical Systems II

Credit(s): 2

This course will teach students the theory, operation, construction, and repair of heavy-duty electrical system components. The student will gain understanding of starting systems, charging systems, and batteries along with the associated testing and repair procedures for each system. Lecture: 2 hours per week

DSLT-114

Basic Electrical Systems Lab II

Credit(s): 2

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in DSLT-113 Basic Electrical Systems 2 theory class. This instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 4 hours per week

DSLT-117L

Diesel Lab

Credit(s): 2

This course provides students with hands-on exposure in a shop setting on the subjects covered in the DSLT 195 theory class. Instruction utilizes a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Primary emphasis will be placed on suspension system and steering diagnostics and repair.

DSLT-123

Diesel Engines/Electrical Systems

Credit(s): 4

Diesel Engines/Electrical Systems will include instruction on the basics of how to identify, repair, rebuild, and/or replace diesel engines. Students will learn two-stroke and four-stroke combustion engine theory as well as engine performance criteria. Instruction will include the operation and basic principles of various diesel engine components and their respective systems. This course will also include instruction on theory, operation, construction, and repair of heavy-duty electrical systems. Students will gain an understanding of starting systems, charging systems, batteries, wiring schematics, and lighting, along with associate testing and repair procedures for each system. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-123L

DSLT-123L

Diesel Engines/Electrical Systems Lab

Credit(s): 6

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in the DSLT-123 theory class. This instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 12 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-123

DSLT-124

Powertrain/Brake Systems

Credit(s): 5

Powertrain/Brake Systems will teach students the operation, construction, service, and repair of heavy-duty clutch systems, manual transmissions, drivelines, universal joints, single and two-speed differentials, as well as axles and bearings. This course will also teach students the operation, construction, service, and repair of heavy truck and equipment air systems, foundation air brake systems, foundation hydraulic brake systems, as well as wheels and seals. Lecture/Lab: 10 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-124L

DSLT-124L

Powertrain/Brake Systems Lab

Credit(s): 6

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in the DSLT-124 theory class. This instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 12 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-124

DSLT-133

Electrical Systems

Credit(s): 1

Electrical Systems will include instruction on theory, operation, construction, and repair of heavy-duty electrical systems. Students will gain an understanding of starting systems, charging systems, batteries, wiring schematics, and lighting, along with associated testing and repair procedures for each system. Lecture/Lab: 1.5 hours per week

DSLT-135

Suspension/Steering/AC/CDL

Credit(s): 4

This course teaches students the operation, construction, components, and repair of various truck and heavy equipment suspension systems including spring, pad, and air suspensions. In conjunction with suspension, the theory, operation, construction, components, adjustments, and alignment procedure for truck steering systems will be covered. Instruction also covers the theory, operation, components, and repair of mobile air conditioning systems. A component of this class will also include Class B Commercial Drivers License training. Lecture: 15 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-117L

DSLT-137

Suspension/Steering/Ac/Class B Cdl

Credit(s): 2

This course teaches students the operation, components, and repair of various truck and heavy equipment suspension systems. Instruction will include spring, pad, and air components, adjustments, and alignment procedure for truck steering systems. Instruction also covers the theory, operation, components, and repair of mobile air conditioning systems. A component of this class will also include Class B Commercial Driver's License. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-117L

DSLT-195

Specialization Study

Credit(s): 2

This course teaches students the operation, construction, components, and repair of various truck and heavy equipment suspension systems including spring, pad, and air suspensions. Instruction also covers construction, components, and adjustments of truck steering systems as well as alignment procedures. Class B Commercial Drivers License training will also be covered.

DSLT-203

Basic Hydraulic Systems

Credit(s): 2

Basic Hydraulic Systems covers basic hydraulic system principles and concepts, plus hydraulic components. Exposure to simple hydraulic formulas will also be covered. Lecture: 2 hours per week

DSLT-223

Advanced Tune-Up/Computerized Engines

Credit(s): 4

Advanced Tune-Up/Computerized Engines will teach students how to troubleshoot, adjust, repair, or replace components associated with tune-up procedures for diesel engines. Exhaust emissions and other environmental issues pertaining to diesel engines will also be discussed. Students will also learn the operation, construction, and repair techniques associated with diesel fuel systems and induction systems. The course will provide students with the opportunity to become aware of the principles of theory for control devices, governors, and other controls related to diesel engines. This course will also teach students how to test, troubleshoot, adjust, repair, or replace components associated with computerized engines. Students will also learn the operation, construction, and theory of computerized engine controls. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-223L

DSLT-223L

Advanced Tune-Up/Computerized Engines Lab

Credit(s): 6

Advanced Tune-Up/Computerized Engines Lab will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in DSLT-223 theory class. This instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 12 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-223

DSLT-224

Undercarriage/Powershift Transmissions And Hydraulics

Credit(s): 4

Undercarriage/Powershift Transmissions and Hydraulics teaches students the operation, construction, and repair of heavy equipment undercarriages and heavy-duty power-shift transmissions. Instruction covers construction and repair of various power-train components used in the heavy equipment industry. Students will also gain an understanding of the operation, construction, and theory of torque converters and final drives. This course will also teach students the theory of operation, construction, adjustment, maintenance, and repair of heavy equipment hydraulic systems. Students will also learn how to design hydraulic systems and implement changes to existing hydraulic systems. Lecture/Lab: 8 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-224L

DSLT-224L

Undercarriage/Powershift Transmissions And Hydraulics Lab

Credit(s): 6

Undercarriage/Powershift Transmissions and Hydraulics Lab gives students hands-on experience in a shop setting. It is designed to provide opportunities for application of subjects covered in the DSLT-224 theory class. Instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aid, components, and limited live customer work. Lab: 12 hours per week
Corequisites: DSLT-224