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CCOG for DS 101 Spring 2024

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Course Number:
DS 101
Course Title:
Diesel Engine Rebuild and Lab Procedures
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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 90 or equivalent placement) and (MTH 20 or equivalent placement). 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 completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of diesel engines, components and systems.
  • Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Communicate with coworkers, customers, management, and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
  • Use protective gear and safe procedures in all work areas.

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