Diesel Technology

Program Plan

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2014-15 AAS.DIME catalog reference 
2014-15 CER.DIME.HLRT catalog reference 
2014-15 CER.DIME.LLRT catalog reference 
2013-14 AAS.DIME catalog reference 
2013-14 CER.DIME.HLRT catalog reference 
2013-14 CER.DIME.LLRT catalog reference 
2012-13 AAS.DIME catalog reference 
2012-13 CER.DIME.HLRT catalog reference 
2012-13 CER.DIME.LLRT catalog reference 
2011-12 AAS.DIME catalog reference 
2011-12 CER.DIME.HLRT catalog reference 
2011-12 CER.DIME.LLRT catalog reference 
 
Diesel Technology
9.0 credits DIME-110: Diesel Engine Overhaul
Study of the diesel fueled internal combustion engine. Complete disassembly and reassembly, final tune-up, diagnosis of system malfunction, and basic failure analysis. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-111
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-111: Fuel Systems
Theory and operation of various fuel injection systems on diesel powered equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-110
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DIME-115: Electrical
Basic fundamentals of electrical theory, magnetism, current flow, Ohms Law, series, parallel, and series parallel circuit calculations. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
6.0 credits DIME-118: Preventative Maintenance & Inspection
An introduction to vehicle/equipment inspection practices, preventative maintenance scheduling, pre-and post-repair inspections, and record keeping. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-123: Brakes
Theory and operation of air brake systems, hydraulic brake systems, retarders, and foundation brake components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-230,DIME-124
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-124: Drivetrains
Theory and operation of clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines, differentials and final drive components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-230,DIME-123
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-125: Steering
Steering component diagnosis and repair to include wheel alignment, wheel end components, and 5th wheels. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-126
Offered: FALL
4.0 credits DIME-126: Suspensions
Theory and operation of various suspension systems on medium and heavy-duty trucks. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-125
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-129: Drivability
Vehicle/equipment electronic management and emissions systems. Will incorporate the use of electronic service tools, software programs, on-board diagnostics, multiplexing, and diesel emission after treatment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take AUTE-113 or DIME-115.
Corequisites: DIME-213
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-137: Fluid Power
Liquids and their ability to accomplish work. Hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and computer controlled hydraulic systems will be covered. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-138
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-138: HVAC
Theory and operation of mobile heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in equipment and medium/heavy duty trucks. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-137
Offered: SP
2.0 credits DIME-211: Bio Diesel
Instructor facilitated student research into bio diesel. The class is designed as a research of the manufacturing, benefits, problems with bio diesel, and basic bio diesel chemistry and manufacturing chemistry. Issues and infrastructure for bio diesel will be introduced. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Offered: FALL
5.0 credits DIME-213: Advanced Electrical
Basic theory and operation of vehicle/equipment electrical systems including starting, charging, and monitoring components. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take AUTE-113 or DIME-115.
Corequisites: DIME-129
Offered: SP
5.0 credits DIME-230: Advanced Brakes & Drivetrains
Theory and operation of hydraulically operated/assisted drive trains including torque converters, transmissions, differentials, final drives, and foundation brake components for off-highway equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Corequisites: DIME-123,DIME-124
Offered: SP
4.0 credits DIME-250: Advanced Steering and Suspension
This course will be based on the study of steering systems and suspension systems for off highway equipment. Safety will be strictly enforced.
Prerequisites: Take DIME-125 and DIME-126, minimum grade C.
Offered: FALL
1.0 - 9.0 credits DIME-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND

For more information, please call Jason Hayes at (505) 566-3319. Or send us an email at hayesj@sanjuancollege.edu.