PCC/ CCOG / DS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DS 101

Course Number:
DS 101
Course Title:
Diesel Rebuild and Lab
Credit Hours:
12
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
250
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Examines engine theory, engine components, and proper diesel engine rebuild procedures. Introduces basic engine electrical and fuel systems, shop tool use and maintenance. Includes lift truck inspection and operator training. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, work books, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

1. Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of diesel engines, components and systems.
2. Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
3. Communicate with co?workers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Course Activities and Design

• Disassemble, assemble, start and run a diesel engine.
• Learn proper use and care of tools.
• Identify and correctly use fasteners and fittings.
• Demonstrate safe work procedures.
• Learn the proper use of service literature.
• Learn diesel engine theory.
• Build a portfolio of all work and projects.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Written multiple choice, true/false and short answer tests.
• Hands on practical tests.
• Daily/weekly/term project portfolio.
• Attendance
• Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Knowledge of how and why diesel engines work.
• Learn induction, lubrication, mechanical, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems.
• Learn history and theory of diesel engines.

Disassemble/assemble and run a diesel engine.
• Learn to follow service procedures.
• Analyze condition of reusable parts.
• Learn proper cleaning procedures.
• Learn proper procedures for ordering non-reusable parts.
• Apply contamination control and organization.
• Analyze condition of running engine.

Learn about tools and materials.
• Learn about different bolts, other fasteners and their proper use.
• Learn about and demonstrate the proper use of adhesives and chemicals.
• Learn and demonstrate the proper use of tools used for diesel engine repair.
• Learn identification and use of fittings.

Learn skills in engine failure diagnosis.
• Learn to recognize failures and their causes.
• Learn the resources available to the technician for research and failure identification.
• Learn to properly evaluate a failure to find the reason for the failure.

Practice personal safety.
• Learn and practice personal safety by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Learn and practice shop cleanliness.
• Learn and practice tool maintenance and safety.

Learn the proper use of service literature.
• Web based industry service literature.
• Paper service manuals.
• Obtain information directly from dealerships

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 65

Outcomes:

Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of diesel engines, components and systems.
 

Activities:  
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

? Disassemble, measure, reassemble, start and run a diesel engine.
Which includes measuring all components, calculating wear and determining reusability by comparing to service manual specifications.
? Measuring tools, including metric system.
This includes standard and metric methods of measurement and converting from one to the other.
? Fasteners and their use.
Identify fasteners and fittings by measuring diameter, thread size, angle of surfaces and type of material.
? History and operational theory of diesel engines
Crank shaft angles, degrees of cam shaft timing, degrees of fuel injection timing.
Formulas to compute horse power and torque output of the engine.

Communication
Hours: 144

Outcomes:

Communicate with co?workers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
 

Activities:
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

? Develop a portfolio of all work and projects
This is a daily log of activities, classroom lecture notes, lab projects and hand outs
This includes a verbal explanation by the instructor of the project requirement and a verbal explanation by students of what the project accomplished, the procedure used and where specifications were found.
Students are required to contact the dealer involved to research parts or service procedures.

Human Relations
Hours: 111

Outcomes:

Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
 

Activities:
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

? Disassemble, measure, reassemble, start and run a diesel engine.
The engine project is a team project using two students to an engine. Students must work together sharing information and work load.
Students must work together to schedule the sharing of shop tools, equipment and daily shop clean up.
Students conduct any needed correspondence with a dealer.