CCOG for DST 202 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 202
Course Title:
Caterpillar Engine Performance
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Covers an in-depth study of engine diagnostics and repair techniques. Includes the use of Caterpillar diagnostic tools and service literature. Requires a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Prerequisites: DST 113.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  •  Select proper oil grades, viscosities, and additive packages for Caterpillar Engines.
  •  Measure and evaluate temperatures and pressures throughout the oil and air systems of an operating engine.
  •  Calculate coolant temperature and pressure differential across an engine or radiator.
  •  Evaluate horsepower and fuel rates.
  •  Determine the effects on an engine’s set point, horsepower, and boost as a result of changing fuel settings, high idle, and timing.
  • Measure and adjust dynamic timing advance on a mechanically governed engine.

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)


·         Engine Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Resources

·         Engine Oil and Lubrication Systems

·         Engine Air Induction Systems

·         Engine Cooling Systems

·         Engine Fuel Systems

·         Practice Safety


·            Learn and practice personal safety

·            Learn and practice facility safety

·            Learn and practice equipment safety