CCOG for DST 110 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 110
Course Title:
Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Introduces Caterpillar basic diesel engine theory and service procedures. Covers principles of compression ignited internal combustion engines and design variations. Utilizes Caterpillar engines to disassemble and assemble in the lab. Requires a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course student will be able to:

  • Identify the wide range of engines in the Caterpillar product line.
  • Identify various diesel engine applications and basic engine theory.
  • Define engine performance terms.
  • Identify basic diesel engine components and their function.
  • Describe the following engine systems:
    • Air intake and exhaust systems,
    • Lubrication system,
    • Cooling system,
    • Fuel system and governor.
  • Disassemble and reassemble a Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine with a mechanical governor.
  • Explain the operation of the Caterpillar Sleeve Metering Fuel System.
  • Explain the operation of the Caterpillar 3116/26 Mechanical Unit Injector Fuel System.

Course Activities and Design

       This is an outcome based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning. Course will be taught using Caterpillar equipment and curriculum.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

·            Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing

·            Hands-on practical testing

·            Daily lab assignments as defined by Caterpillar Curriculum / weekly and term projects

·            Attendance

·            Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)



·Introduction to Caterpillar Diesel Engines

·Air Intake and Exhaust Systems

·Lubrication Systems and Oil

·Cooling Systems

·Diesel Fuel and Mechanically Controlled Fuel Systems

·3406 Disassembly and Inspection

·            Practice Safety


·            Learn and practice personal safety

·            Learn and practice facility safety

·            Learn and practice equipment safety