Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for DESL 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session. Based on your keyboarding skills you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
DESL 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and science. Study of oral and written communications.
DESL 101 Introduction to Mechanics 1 credit. Survey of the diesel-automotive industry and safety policies along with theory and practice of use and care of hand tools, fasteners, precision measuring devices, tubing fabrication, soldering and applied shop mathematics.
DESL 103 Power Train-Vehicle Control 6 credits. Theory and practice in operation and proper overhaul procedures of components in the power train and vehicle controls area.
DESL 105 Gas Fuel Systems 1 credit. Theory and operation of gas fuel system components. Lab work to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair the components of the fuel system back to the instructor specification.
DESL 107 Fundamentals of Electricity 7 credits. Theory and practice in basic electricity, ignition system, wiring circuits, charging, starting systems (both 12 and 24 volts). Trouble shooting and repair with proper use and care of tools and testing equipment.
DESL 109 Cab Air Conditioning 1 credit. This covers the fundamentals of cab air conditioning and the basic concepts of refrigeration as used in the diesel industry using the theory and lab practice in the principles of operation, repair and testing.
DESL 111 Engines 8 credits. Theory in the fundamentals of the operation of gas and diesel engines. The lab section consists of overhaul procedures, repairs, tune-up, diagnosis, and testing of operable engines.
DESL 113 Fuel System 4 credits. Fundamentals of diesel fuel systems which include theory and lab practice on theory of operation, repair, trouble shooting, and adjustments of diesel fuel injection systems.
DESL 115 Hydraulics and Power Shift Transmissions 4 credits. Theory and operation of hydraulics and power shift transmissions. Lab practice covering repair, troubleshooting techniques and testing to put components back into working condition to the instructor specification.
DESL 125 Heavy Duty Power Trains and Air Brakes 8 credits. The advanced theory and lab practice diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair and testing of farm, construction and truck power train and brake systems.
DESL 231 Live Work I 8 credits. This course covers the principles of diagnosis, repair, and troubleshooting on operable equipment along with some shop and customer relations and shop management techniques.
DESL 233 Live Work II 8 credits. A continuation of DESL 231. DESL 234 Live Work III 8 credits. This is a continuation of 233. This is available for students who do not take DESL 251
DESL 241 Diesel Electric I 8 credits. This course covers the principles, diagnosis, repair and troubleshooting on operable diesel electric equipment.
DESL 243 Diesel Electric II 8 credits. A continuation of DESL 241.
DESL 245 Business Economics 2 credits. This course will introduce the student to a variety of financial factors which affect business: costs, profits, taxes, interest, inflation, free enterprise system.
DESL 247 Directed Studies 2 credits. Study tailored to individualized research and reporting under faculty guidance. Student will contract a unit of research related to the diesel power industry and submit a term paper covering the topic.
DESL 251 Internship 8 credits. A final phase of training in an actual shop, performing all types of repair work and receiving pay for services performed.
DESL 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
RELT 103 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.