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  • Course description
    Diesel Truck Technology educates students in the latest information on the diagnosis, repair, preventative maintenance and safety applications in diesel truck repair and fleet maintenance.

    DTT 141      INTRODUCTION TO TRUCK/TRAILER SERVICE FIELD

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information on hand tools, machines and equipment common to the truck field, general service procedures, lubricants, reference manuals, pre-delivery inspection of new and used trucks/trailers, and preventive maintenance procedures.

    DTT 142      AIR BRAKE SYSTEMS

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information on air brake systems. Mechanical foundation and air supply and service system principles, major components, parking brake systems, brake system diagnostics, service to drum brake assemblies, air lines and hoses, brake switches, antilock brake principles and service are all a part of this course. High priority tasks recommended by ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) are covered. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test in Brakes.

    DTT 143      STEERING & SUSPENSION

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information on steering and suspension systems, theory and principles, independent suspensions, geometric principles, factors affecting wheel alignment, tools and equipment used for steering and suspension, troubleshooting of suspension and steering, wheel bearings service, manual steering, and power steering systems operation.

    DTT 144      ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information on electricity, basic electricity circuits, tools and equipment, batteries, charging systems, starting systems, lighting systems, horn, wiper and washers, cooling fan and instrument circuits, and body electrical system.

    DTT 145      DIESEL FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information on the theory and operation of the different types of diesel fuel injection pumps, nozzles and injectors, including current electronic fuel injectors. In-depth study of fuel system preventive maintenance, troubleshooting diagnostics, injection pump timing and installation procedures, and replacement methods for injectors and nozzles are taught.

    DTT 146      DIESEL ENGINE OVERHAUL

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    Diesel engine principles of operation on four- and two-stroke engines are covered. Component identification, measurement and replacement, along with complete tear down and overhaul procedures are covered in this course. This will prepare students to take the ASE technician certification test in Diesel Engines.

    DTT 241      DIESEL ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND TUNE-UP PROCEDURES

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers information and practical experience on the operation and approved servicing, troubleshooting, and tune-up procedures on several different current models of diesel engines.

    DTT 242      MANUAL TRANSMISSION OVERHAUL

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers the information and service experience in truck manual transmissions. New learning experiences include inspection, replacement, servicing and rebuilding of manual transmissions and power take-off systems. High priority tasks recommended by ASE are covered.

    DTT 243      DIFFERENTIALS & DRIVE LINE

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers the information, overhaul, service and troubleshooting of the rear differentials and drive shaft. High priority tasks recommended by ASE are covered.

    DTT 244      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION DIAGNOSTICS, BASIC HYDRAULICS

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course provides information and practical experience necessary to service automatic transmissions found in many heavy diesel trucks. Systematic troubleshooting procedures are all part of this program to assist the technician in the proper repair procedures, installation, and repair of hydraulic systems.

    DTT 245      HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course covers the fundamentals of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems as applied to today’s trucks and refrigerated trailers. New learning experiences in the troubleshooting and servicing of these systems are taught. High priority tasks recommended by ASE are covered. This will prepare students to take the technician certification test in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

    DTT 246      APPLIED DIESEL PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 105

    Description:
    This course is intended to re-examine and emphasize specific mechanical skills and diagnostic techniques and to apply them to principles and theories learned in previous modules. Students are expected to hone the specific skills to prepare them for entry-level positions upon graduation.

    DTT 247      INTERNSHIP

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 200

    Description:
    This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. (No compensation)

    DTT 248      COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Credits: 4
    Hours: 200
    Description:
    This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. (Compensation)

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