Department of Agricultural Engineering

 
Diesel Technology Courses

 

DTEC 105 - DIESEL POWERTRAINS I

A course covering the operation, diagnosis, and repair of power transmission components on Heavy Equipment and Over-The-Road Tractors. Topics addressed will include: Clutches, Standard Transmissions, Torque Converters, Automatic Transmissions, and Drive shafts.

4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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DTEC 110 - DIESEL POWERTRAINS II

A course covering the operation, diagnosis, and repair of chassis components on Heavy Equipment and Over-The-Road Tractors. Topics addressed will include: Chassis systems, alignment, PTOs, single and tandem rear axles, springs, shocks and other suspension components, tires, wheels, and bearings, and braking systems including ABS and brake chamber servicing.

4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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DTEC 125 - DIESEL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

An introduction to the fundamentals of electricity and their application in Diesel engines and equipment. Basic theory of AC and DC systems used for charging, starting, lighting, and accessory circuits. Lecture will emphasize understanding of common circuit configurations and sample wiring schematics. Lab will emphasize testing of components, troubleshooting circuits, and common repair techniques.

4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), Fall semester

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DTEC 150 - DIESEL SYSTEMS

Theories and principles of diesel operation and construction. Engine removal, inspection, disassembly, part analysis, and rebuilding. Engine run-in, dyno testing, and principles of troubleshooting will be discussed.
3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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DTEC 151 - IN CATERPILLAR POWER SYSTEMS

Theories and principles of Caterpillar diesel engines, operation and construction, engine removal, inspection disassembly and rebuild are among the topics covered in this course. Caterpillar-specific software and reference material will be used.

Corequisite: DTEC 150 or permission of the instructor
2 credits (1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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DTEC 225 - DIESEL ELECTRONICS

A continuation of DTEC 125. Expanding on basic AC and DC theory, to include multiplexing, active and passive sensors and digital electronics, this course addresses more complex wiring schematics, sensor troubleshooting, and wiring harness repair. Students will use diagnostic equipment, labtop computers and current manufacturers’ software and communication adapters to analyze and repair digital electronic systems found on construction, on highway, agricultural, and electric power generation systems.

Pre-requisites: MAGN 100 or MAGN 101, DTEC 125 or by permission of instructor
4 credits (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester
 

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DTEC 250 - MECHANICAL INJECTION SYSTEMS

Principles of injection systems, design, and construction of different systems. Inspection, tear down, and service of various components. Use of special testing and calibrating equipment. Special emphasis on diesel equipment used on farm tractors and power equipment.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

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DTEC 290 - DIESEL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 1

This course is designed for Diesel Equipment Technology majors to complete a limited time internship as part of their program. The student must select a diesel industry employer to work for during a college break most likely during the winter break. Students will be introduced to on-the-job skills as well as interpersonal skills necessary to maintain a job.

Prerequisites: DTEC 150, AGEN 100

1 credit, spring semester (internship to take place during winter break)

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DTEC 295 - DIESEL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 3

This course is designed for Diesel Equipment Technology majors to complete a limited time internship as part of their program. The student must select a diesel industry employer to work for during a college break most likely during the winter break. Students will be introduced to on-the-job skills as well as interpersonal skills necessary to maintain a job. Concentration will be on advanced skills and management systems.

Prerequisites: Final semester status in diesel program

1 credit, spring semester (internship to take place during winter break)

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DTEC 300 - DIESEL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP 2

This course is designed for Diesel Equipment Technology majors to complete a summer internship as part of their program. The student must select a diesel industry employer to work for during the summer (or other extended break from college) between their first and second year of study. Students will learn on-the-job skills as well as interpersonal skills necessary to maintain a job.

Prerequisites: DTEC 150, AGEN 100, DTEC 125, DTEC 105, Permission of instructor

4 credits, fall semester

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DTEC 350 - ADVANCED DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS

A continuum of DTEC 250 involving more advanced concepts of diesel engines, injection systems, two and four cycle engines, use of advanced testing and calibration equipment. Electronic control of diesel fuel injection systems, operating principles and computer diagnostics will be addressed.

Prerequisite: DTEC 250

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

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