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Diesel/On-Site Power Generation Technology

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand and demonstrate safe shop practices, tool identification, and tool usage.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in diagnosis, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of hydraulic and hydrostatic systems.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical theories of circuits, components, use of diagnostic equipment, and wiring diagrams.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical theories of power trains found in heavy truck, agriculture, and earth moving equipment from clutch to final drives.
  5. Show proficiency in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing cab climate controls.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to service diesel fuel systems to include valve lash, fuel timing, and understand the basic components of fuel composition.
  7. Understand the chemistry of fuel/air ratios, the purpose of emissions systems, and electronic fuel injection principles.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and repair air/hydraulic brake systems, drum/disc systems, and understand the principles of heavy duty brake applications in diesel powered trucks, ag equipment, and earth movers.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to assemble and disassemble engines, apply torque specifications, the use of the dynamometer, the importance of emission controls, electronic engine control elements, and electronic fuel injection as it pertains to diesel powered vehicles.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in diagnosis of electrical or electronic components of diesel powered generator systems.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain diesel and gaseous powered generator systems.