CCOG for DST 211 Summer 2024

Course Number:
DST 211
Course Title:
Control Panels and Data Links
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Course Description

Introduces control panels and their functions. Covers how to identify, repair, replace, and adjust various control panels. Includes utilizing diagnostic equipment for programming control software. Prerequisites: DST 210.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Identify current and legacy control panels.
  • Discuss the major functions of a generator control panel.
  • Compare generator control panel features.
  • Remove and replace control panels.
  • Upgrade control panels.
  • Navigate wiring diagrams and ladder logic for control panels.
  • Adjust and configure a control panel.
  • Evaluate possible hardware changes needed for an upgraded control panel.
  • Identify the available data links on a control panel.
  • Connect and program annunciators.

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. The 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)

  • Learn various Caterpillar controls used over the timeline of Caterpillar EPG products
  • Learn major controller functions of each controller
  • Learn control panel specifics
  • Learn EMCP II inputs, outputs, programming, and navigation
  • Learn EMCP 3 inputs, outputs, programming, and navigation
  • Learn EMCP 4.1 and 4.2 inputs, outputs, programming, and navigation
  • Learn how to perform control panel retrofits
  • Learn control panel programming
  • Learn control panel software changes and upgrades
  • Learn control panel communication and data link connections