2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Diesel Service Technician
City College

DST 101 Power Trains
[formerly DIES 101 Powertrains]
2 cr.  (1 lec/2 lab/wk) (Sp)
Instructs students in the design and operation of manual transmissions.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and service procedures for clutches, transmissions, drivelines, and differentials in on and off highway trucks, heavy equipment, and agricultural applications.  Students will be expected to perform service tasks on clutches, transmissions, differentials, and drivelines using supplied training equipment.

DST 117 Introduction to Diesel Fuel Systems
[formerly DIES 117 Introduction to Diesel Fuel Systems]
4 cr.  (1 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  DST 140 and DST 141. (Sp)
Introduces students to diesel fuel hydromechanical injection systems.  Students are required to disassemble and reassemble assorted diesel fuel system components.  Students will be exposed to mechanical inline and distributor pumps, unit, poppet, and pintle injectors and nozzles, and basic electronic control methods.  The course will also cover manufacturer-specific systems including Detroit, Caterpillar, Cummins PT, and John Deere pumps, injectors, and governors.

DST 132 Diesel Engine Overhaul
[formerly DIES 132 Diesel Engine Overhaul]
6 cr.  (3 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  TRID 170. (F)
Provides a detailed overview of the design, operation, and repair procedures for diesel engines.  The lecture portion of this class covers procedures for overhauling, machining, and dynamometer performance testing.  Students are then required to apply lectured topics in the lab portion of this class.

DST 140 Introduction to Hydraulics
[formerly DIES 113 Introduction to Hydraulics]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Corequisite:  DST 141. (F)
Presents the theories of basic hydraulic principles and their uses in heavy-duty truck, heavy equipment, and agricultural applications.  Students are exposed to the application of standard fluid power schematic symbols.

DST 141 Introduction to Hydraulics Lab
[formerly DIES 114 Introduction to Hydraulics Lab]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  DST 140. (F)
Provides students a means to demonstrate knowledge of basic principles on live work stations, as well as disassemble and reassemble components.  Students will work with linear and rotary actuators, directional valves, fixed displacement gear pumps, and pressure controls.

DST 155 Advanced Hydraulics and Pneumatics
[formerly DIES 155 Advanced Hydraulics and Pneumatics]
4 cr.  (2 lec/4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  DST 140 & DST 141. (Sp)
Instructs students on fluid power system pressure, flow, and directional controls.  Students receive training on fluid conductors, seals, and fixed and variable displacement pumps.  Diagnosis and repair of controls, conductors, seals, and pumps are also covered.  Students will be required to understand, describe, and design fluid power systems using standard schematic symbols.

DST 202 Advanced Power Trains
[formerly DIES 202 Advanced Powertrains]
2 cr.  (1 lec/3 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DST 141, DST 140. (Sp)
Instructs students in the design and operation of automated twin counter shafts, automatic, and powershift transmissions.  Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and service procedures for twin counter shaft, powershifts, and automatic transmissions in on and off highway truck, heavy equipment, and agricultural applications.  Students will be expected to perform service tasks on twin counter shafts, powershifts, and automatic transmissions using supplied training equipment.

DST 250 Heavy Duty Chassis
[formerly DIES 250 Heavy Duty Chassis]
6 cr.  (2 lec/8 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DST 140 & DST 141, TRID 150. (F)
Instructs students on suspension and braking systems for on- and off-road truck, heavy equipment, and agricultural applications.  Studies will include heavy
duty truck suspension diagnosis, repair, and alignment procedures, as well as hydraulic and pneumatic braking systems.

DST 256 Applied Diesel Service Operation I
[formerly DIES 256 Applied Diesel Service Operations I]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk) (F)
Applies diagnosis and repair procedures for chassis, powertrains, preventative maintenance, and engine systems for on and off road trucks and heavy equipment.  The course will simulate an actual shop environment.

DST 257 Applied Diesel Service Operation II
[formerly DIES 257 Applied Diesel Service Operations II]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk) (Sp)
Applies diagnosis and repair procedures for chassis, powertrains, preventative maintenance, and engine systems for on and off road trucks and heavy equipment.  The course will simulate an actual shop environment.

DST 260 Diesel Engine Diagnosis and Troubleshooting
[formerly DIES 260 Diesel Engine Diagnosis and Troubleshooting]
5 cr.  (2 lec/8 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DST 140 & DST 141, DST 117, DST 132, TRID 170, TRID 180. (F)
Coordinates diagnosis and testing of diesel engine problems using electrical test equipment and an engine dynamometer.  This course will expand on engine assembly and startup procedures, as well as tuning and performance testing.

DST 277 Advanced Fuel Systems and Diesel Engine Controls
[formerly DIES 277 Advanced Fuel Systems and Diesel Engine Controls]
6 cr.  (2 lec/8 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  DST 140 & DST 141, DST 117, DST 132, DST 155, DST 260, TRID 180. (Sp)
Provides an in-depth study of modern diesel fuel systems used in on- and off-road truck, heavy equipment, agricultural, and stationary engine applications.  The course will cover engine and powertrain electronic management systems used for common high speed diesel engines.  Students will also be exposed to stationary industrial engine electronic control systems.

DST 294 Seminar
[formerly DIES 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of diesel technology.

DST 294 Workshop
[formerly DIES 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of diesel technology.

DST 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly DIES 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit) (F, Sp, Su)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Diesel Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

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