Diesel Power Equipment Tech (DPET)

DPET 1130 - Safety Skills, Intro Diesel En (4 Credit Hours)

This course is an introduction to fire prevention and basic safety information, the design and construction of diesel engines, and identification of diesel engine parts, tools, test equipment, fasteners, bearings, and seals. This course is also designed to prepare the student for employment in the industry. Laboratory work requires using tools and fasteners.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/2/4)

DPET 1140 - Engines I (3 Credit Hours)

Engine disassembly is performed and basic parts operation and service are explained for rebuilding of light- and medium-duty diesel engines. Troubleshooting and tune-up procedures are performed on the different engine designs. The course will include disassembly, inspection and evaluation, repair and reassembly of engines.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 1141 - Engines II (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a continuation of Engines I, but covers heavy-duty diesel engines. Students gain knowledge in operation, troubleshooting, rebuilding and tuning all types of diesel engines. Work includes disassembly, assembly, injection timing and adjustment common to diesel engines used in the transportation and industrial industries.

Co-requisite(s): DPET 1140

(1/2/3)

DPET 1150 - General Engine Diagnostics (3 Credit Hours)

The course will include performance of preventive maintenance on diesel engines, diag-nosis of engine malfunctions, performance of tune-ups using related service manuals and test equipment.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 1210 - Basic Diesel Electrical System (4 Credit Hours)

An introductory class in electrical fundamentals. Topics covered in this course will include electrical safety practices; tool use; connecting and disconnecting techniques; direct current symbols, components, and sche-matics; principles of DC voltage and current; Ohm’s Law; and troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate electrical/electronic systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/1/4)

DPET 1220 - Advanced Diesel Electrical Sys (4 Credit Hours)

A course covering the theory of operation, repair and diagnostic procedures used on heavy-duty truck and tractor electrical systems, electronic engines and transmissions. Topics covered in this course will include the study of DC resistance and conductors, principles of DC circuits, fundamentals of alternating current and semiconductors, basic electronic circuits, and digital electronics.

Co-requisite(s): DPET 1210

(3/1/4)

DPET 1231 - Diesel Engine Control Systems (3 Credit Hours)

This course will include the identity of type and functions of fuel injectors, nozzles, and unit injectors. Also, this course includes identification and functions of vehicle computer control systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 1251 - Alternative Fuel Systems (2 Credit Hours)

This course includes an introduction to various fuel systems, components, and their functions and the proper storage, identification and grading of fuels.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

DPET 1310 - Introduction to Power Trains (2 Credit Hours)

A course teaching the fundamentals of transmitting power. Topics covered in this course include the theory of operation and application of various mechanical gearing components.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

DPET 1320 - Transmissions (3 Credit Hours)

The course includes a detailed study of the function, construction, operation and servicing of automatic and manual transmissions.

Co-requisite(s): DPET 1310

(1/2/3)

DPET 1330 - Differentials (2 Credit Hours)

This course includes identifying the parts of drive lines and differentials for medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Live work will be a part of this course.

Co-requisite(s): DPET 1310

(1/1/2)

DPET 2110 - Basic Hydraulics (2 Credit Hours)

This course includes the principles of basic hydraulic systems and general maintenance procedures of a hydraulic system. Also included are the disassembly and assembly of hydraulic components and the application of safety rules and regulations.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

DPET 2120 - Advanced Hydraulics (3 Credit Hours)

The course includes principles of advanced hydraulic system, troubleshooting and application of open-centered and closed-centered systems, close-centered load sensing, variable displacement pump, positive displacement pump, hydrostatic systems, and electro-hydraulic systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 2130 - Brakes (4 Credit Hours)

The course includes nomenclature, theory of operation, and ser-vice procedure for medium/heavy duty truck braking systems to include air and hydraulics.

Prerequisite(s): DPET 1120 and DPET 1130

(1/3/4)

DPET 2140 - Fundamentals of Steering (3 Credit Hours)

The course contains the theory of operation and service procedures for medium/heavy duty truck steering systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 2210 - Fundamentals of Suspension (3 Credit Hours)

The course includes the theory of operation and service procedures for medium/heavy duty truck suspension systems.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 2220 - Air Conditioning (3 Credit Hours)

This course covers the physical and chemical laws governing the principles of refrigera-tion. The basic cycle and components will be covered. Applications will include alternate refrigerants, trans-ferring, evacuation and system reprocessing.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/2/3)

DPET 2231 - Welding (2 Credit Hours)

The course includes practical experience in the use of oxyacetylene and shielded arc welding of steel plate in the flat position and an introduction of oxyacetylene/cutting procedures is also included.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

DPET 2240 - Diesel Preventive Maintenance (4 Credit Hours)

The course includes the importance of preventive maintenance, types of preventive maintenance, types of preventive maintenance inspection, vehicle overview, and the knowledge and use of specialty tools.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/2/4)

DPET 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

DPET 2993 - Special Projects II (2 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/2/2)

DPET 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

DPET 2996 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

DPET 2997 - Special Project IV (3 Credit Hours)

A Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experi-ence related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compen-sation. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

DPET 2998 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

DPET 2999 - Practicum (3 Credit Hours)

Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives. Students participating in Cooperative Education receive compensation for their work. Associate Provost of Technical Studies approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)