PCC/ CCOG / DS

Course Content and Outcome Guide for DS 105

Course Number:
DS 105
Course Title:
Fund Hydraulics/AC Systems
Credit Hours:
6
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
120
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers fundamentals of hydraulics in theory and shop practice. Provides a solid background in applications of hydraulics in the trucking and heavy equipment industry. Covers heavy duty air conditioning operation, trouble shooting and system repair. 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, written assignments, demonstrations, lectures and hands on learning.

This course prepares the student to diagnose and repair hydraulic and air conditioning systems in an industrial environment.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Develop skills to disassemble, inspect, reassemble and test hydraulic components and understand the relationship between component failure and hydraulic system operation.
  • Develop knowledge of how hydraulic and air conditioning systems operate.
  • Develop a technical research paper.
  • Develop skills in hydraulic and air conditioning system failure diagnosis.
  • Practice personal safety by using protective gear and safe procedures in all work areas.

Course Activities and Design

  • Disassemble, reassemble and test hydraulic components
  • Test, diagnose and repair air conditioning systems
  • Learn relationship of hydraulic and air conditioning components and system performance

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Develop skills to disassemble, inspect, reassemble and test hydraulic and air conditioning components and understand the relationship between component failure and system operation.
 

  • Learn about hydraulic oils Learn about hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves, hoses and fittings
  • Learn about air conditioning components and design
  • Learn the tools necessary to diagnose and repair system components
  • Learn identification of different hydraulic and air conditioning system designs
  • Learn to use the tools to repair hydraulic and air conditioning systems
     

Develop Knowledge of system operation and theory
 

  • Learn relationship of hydraulic system components and theory of operation
  • Learn relationship of air conditioning system components and theory of operation
     

Develop a technical research paper writing skills
 

  • Learn development of a technical research paper

Skills in hydraulic and air conditioning system failure diagnosis
 

  • Learn to select and operate the proper diagnostic tooling
  • Learn to recognize failures and their causes
  • Learn the resources available to the technician for research and failure identification
     

Practice personal safety
 

  • Learn and practice personal safety by wearing safety glasses.
  • Learn and practice shop cleanliness.
  • Learn and practice tool maintenance and safety

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 25

Outcomes:

  • Develop skills to disassemble, inspect, reassemble and test hydraulic components and understand the relationship between component failure and hydraulic system operation.
  • Develop knowledge of how hydraulic and air conditioning systems operate.
  • Develop skills in hydraulic and air conditioning system failure diagnosis.

Communication
Hours: 36

Outcomes:

  • Develop a technical research paper.

Human Relations
Hours: 29

Outcomes:

  • Practice personal safety by using protective gear and safe procedures in all work areas.