Diesel Technology - Truck

Associate of Applied Science Degree

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in diesel technology with a truck concentration. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 80.5 Credit Hours.


Required Core Courses

Core 65.5 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
WELD 1010 Related Welding
Basic welding fundamentals for vocational programs other than welding. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
0.5
WELD 1020 Related Welding Lab
Lab experience for WELD 1010. Emphasizes shielded metallic arc welding and oxyacetylene welding.
1
DESL 1095 Shop Processes and Safety
This course covers basic shop processes, tools, fasteners, and equipment including the identification, use, inspection, and care of those tools and equipment. The course also addresses OSHA regulations as it pertains to shop safety. Students have the opportunity to earn both a shop safety certificate and forklift operator certification upon successful completion of the curriculum.
2
DESL 1110 Truck Electrical Systems Theory
The study of basic electricity, circuitry and wiring diagrams used on trucks. Complete coverage of batteries, starting circuits, charging circuits, ignition circuits and accessory systems. Includes operation, testing, diagnosis and repair procedures.
2.5
DESL 1120 Truck Electrical Systems Lab
A practical application of the analysis, repair and testing of the material covered in DESL 1110. Involves the use of proper methods, tools and service materials to complete work requirements.
4.5
DESL 1155 Truck Power Trains, Brakes and Suspension Systems Theory
The study of power train, suspension & steering components and their function, repair, and preventive maintenance of these systems. Including clutches, torque converters, manual and automatic transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, wheels, brakes, suspension & steering systems and wheel alignment.
5
DESL 1165 Truck Air Conditioning Theory
An introduction to the fundamentals of air conditioning and basic refrigeration principles including the study of different types of compressors, evaporators, controls, and condensers used on today's trucks. Gauge reading as a diagnostic tool, environmental issues and certification to handle refrigerants is also covered.
2.5
DESL 1175 Truck Air Conditioning Lab
A practical application of the diagnosis, service, repair, installation, and overhaul of the systems covered in DESL 1165. Lab projects emphasize the proper us of gauges and tools to diagnose and repair the system.
4.5
DESL 1185 Truck Power Trains, Brakes and Suspension Systems Lab
Includes hands on training in maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and overhaul of clutches, manual transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, wheels, brakes, suspension and steering systems and wheel alignment.
9
DESL 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. Work periods may be scheduled part or full time. Permission of instructor required.
6
DESL 2110 Diesel Truck Electronics Theory
The study of the electronics systems used on today's trucks including sensors, microprocessors, components, and harnesses. Operation testing and diagnosing of these systems are covered including some programming.
2.5
DESL 2120 Diesel Truck Electronics Lab
Lab experience corresponds to the material covered in DESL 2110. Includes proper use of tools, scanners, and other test equipment required to service electronic circuits on today's medium and heavy duty trucks. Also covers proper installation, calibration, set-up, testing and diagnosing various types of electronic devices.
4.5
DESL 2130 Truck Engine and Fuel Systems Theory
A study of various types of internal combustion engines specific to the trucking industry. Includes their internal components, cooling, lubrication, intake, exhaust systems, engine brakes, and mechanical fuel systems, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, failure analysis, parts inspection, overhaul and tune up. Must have completed first year of DESL program or permission of instructor.
5
DESL 2140 Truck Engines and Fuel Systems Lab
A practical application of disassembly, measurement and repair of diesel engines used in the trucking industry. Includes engine brakes and mechanical fuel systems, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, failure analysis, parts inspection, overhaul and tune up. First year completion of Diesel Technology program or permission of instructor required.
9
DESL 2170 Transportation Refrigeration Theory
The study of the fundamentals of refrigeration trailer operation and maintenance.
2.5
DESL 2180 Transportation Refrigeration Lab
The practical application of the theories learned in DESL 2170 with hands on experience in the function, diagnosis, and repair of refrigeration trailers.
4.5

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.
2

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Workplace Communication
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.
3

Exploratory Studies 1 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CAPL 1290 Introduction to Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
1

Mathematics 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
3

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 5-6 Credit Hours

INFO 1000 required, select one additional course
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.
2
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership
The course provides an overview of core competencies for community leadership. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics and speakers thus enhancing their understanding of effective leadership, cultural dynamics, and the resources necessary to sustain and revitalize a community. Students will study effective techniques for framing ideas, how to build and use social capital, and how to mobilize resources. This course challenges each student to select a community and design a community engagement strategy.
3
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.
2
HVAC 2230 Physics of Building Science
Study of basic principles of building science to assess energy efficiency in a home while also monitoring conditions that have a direct impact on human health and safety. Students will learn how to perform calculations to meet ventilation requirements and determine thermal efficiency. Student will also learn how to use diagnostic equipment to ensure systems are functioning together correctly to maximize home performance, comfort, energy efficiency, safety, and durability.
2

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
2

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