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Course Number:
DS 205
Course Title:
Mobile and Hydrostatic Hydraulics
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Course Description

Covers fundamental and advanced hydraulics and hydrostatics used on heavy equipment, farm machinery, marine equipment, hydraulic cranes, backhoes and other equipment. Emphasizes troubleshooting. Prerequisites: (RD 80 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 and includes videos, written assignments, demonstrations, lectures and hands on learning.  It prepares the student to diagnose and repair hydraulic and hydro-static systems in an industrial environment.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply hydraulic systems knowledge to equipment applications for maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Diagnose, test, repair and maintain mobile hydraulic and hydrostatic equipment.
  • Research and locate repair literature.
  • Interpret and apply hydraulic schematics.

Course Activities and Design

• Disassemble, reassemble and test hydraulic and hydro-static components.
• Test, diagnose and repair hydraulic and hydro-static systems.
• Learn relationship of hydraulic and hydro-static 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

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Develop skills to disassemble, inspect, reassemble and test hydraulic and hydro-static components and understand the relationship between component failure and system operation.
• Learn about hydro-static motors, pumps and valves.
• Learn the tools necessary to diagnose and repair system components.
• Learn identification of different hydraulic and hydro-static systems.
• Learn to use the tools to repair hydraulic and hydro-static systems.
Develop Knowledge of system operation and theory.
• Learn relationship of hydraulic and hydro-static system components and theory of operation.
Skills in hydraulic and hydro-static 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.
• Learn to troubleshoot problems using hydraulic schematics.
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.