Diesel Power/Heavy Equipment Technology I

2 High School Credits
5 College Credits/Dual Enrollment Available

 
This course offers an introduction to the theory, operation, maintenance, and repair of all common two- and four-cycle small engines (less than 35hp). Students learn engine overhaul procedures, hydrostatic transmission, transaxle, and differential repair. Also covered are tools and shop equipment commonly used by diesel technicians in the repair industry. Over 35 tools and pieces of equipment will be covered including: hand tools, air tools, precision measuring tools, lifting equipment and engine rebuilding tools. Emphasis will be placed on safe usage to minimize personal injury and physical damage. This course offers classroom and laboratory instruction. In the lab agricultural equipment and machinery will be repaired to demonstrate tool usage and common repair techniques. Successful completion of this course is the basis for the Kishwaukee College Diesel Power Technology Certificate and Associate Degree (A.A.S.) Program. DPT 175, & DPT 199 are the courses for which students may earn college credit.

Diesel Power/Heavy Equipment Technology II

2 High School Credits
7 College Credits/Dual Enrollment Available


This course offers more laboratory experience working on, and maintaining agricultural equipment and an in depth study of diesel engines, using the skills learned in Diesel 1 class. This includes principles of operation and repair of four-cycle diesel engines. Students experience the safe use of equipment overhauls. Student disassembles and reassembles lab engine. Additionally, a detailed study of diesel operating principles and how diesel engines differ from other types of internal combustion engines; this includes trouble shooting, maintenance and testing of fuel pumps, fuel filters, and nozzles. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of fuel filtration, selection, and care in handling. Successful completion of this course is the basis for the Kishwaukee College Diesel Power and Technology Certificate and Associate Degree (A.A.S.) program. DPT 172, & DPT 177 are the courses for which students may earn college credit.
 
Student working on a big rig truck