Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology (MISO# -17040)
Grades 11-12; 36 weeks; 2 credits
PREREQUISTIE: Automotive Technology I

This course is available for college/dual credit

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course allows students to experience a variety of diesel and heavy equipment practices. Students will explore the field of diesel and heavy-duty equipment repair, and will learn the basics of safety, equipment identification, and the use of hand and power towels in a lab setting. Students will learn about careers with the diesel and heavy equipment repair industry. Lessons will be enhanced by industry partners such as RDO, General Equipment, Butler, and Titan Machinery. Students will be introduced to diesel engine operation and components, hydraulics, brakes/suspension, and electrical. Technology related mathematics, reading, writing, vocabulary, blueprint reading, and science are integrated throughout the curriculum. NATEF standards and guidelines are followed. Students are eligible for SkillsUSA membership and competition.

INSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES AND/OR GOALS: At the conclusion the course, the students will understand the function of each unit and its components as it relates to diesel equipment. They will also be able to identify parts, handle most repair procedures, test procedures, and entry level diagnostic procedures as outlined by the manufacturers. Students will be able to demonstrate proper human relations and communications skills in a working environment as well as develop basic skills in job seeking and career development. This is a national award-winning program.

1st semester is DTEC 110- Diesel Equipment Maintenance, DTEC 125 – Intro to Heavy Duty Drive Systems, and 2nd semester is DTEC 135 Med/Heavy Duty Brake Systems.  ***These are needed in any of the NDSCS Diesel Programs.