Diesel Truck Technology

Diesel Truck Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

AGM104 Electricity **

4 credits—This course is an in-depth study of theory in the diagnosing and repair of electrical components and circuitry.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

AGM104 Electricity **

4 credits—This course is an in-depth study of theory in the diagnosing and repair of electrical components and circuitry.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild *

7 credits—This course covers the theory of gas engines and the construction, diagnosis, and repair of all the systems. Fuel, ignition, and supportive systems are also included.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 128

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1179.50

AGM107 Gas Engine Rebuild *

7 credits—This course covers the theory of gas engines and the construction, diagnosis, and repair of all the systems. Fuel, ignition, and supportive systems are also included.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 128

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

AGM113 Hydraulics I **

3 credits—This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic components. Testing and repair of components is performed according to manufacturer's specifications.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

AGM113 Hydraulics I **

3 credits—This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic components. Testing and repair of components is performed according to manufacturer's specifications.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild **

7 credits—Students are introduced to diesel engine application, design, construction, theory, and operating principles. This course also covers diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly of diesel engines.

Lecture Hours: 80

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1179.50

DSL377 Diesel Engine Rebuild **

7 credits—Students are introduced to diesel engine application, design, construction, theory, and operating principles. This course also covers diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly of diesel engines.

Lecture Hours: 80

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems *

7 credits—This course focuses on diagnosis, theory and repair of mechanical and electronic fuel systems used in transportation, agriculture, and construction equipment.

Lecture Hours: 80

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1179.50

DSL447 Diesel Fuel Systems *

7 credits—This course focuses on diagnosis, theory and repair of mechanical and electronic fuel systems used in transportation, agriculture, and construction equipment.

Lecture Hours: 80

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Elective 3 credits

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Elective 3 credits

Semester 3

AGM224 Hydraulics II **

4 credits—This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic systems. Testing and repair of hydraulic systems is performed with the use of meters and gauges for proper diagnosis.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

AGM224 Hydraulics II **

4 credits—This course covers theory and symbols of hydraulic systems. Testing and repair of hydraulic systems is performed with the use of meters and gauges for proper diagnosis.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

AGM327 Equipment Maintenance *

7 credits—This course presents background on theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of brakes and suspension systems. Students gain knowledge and skill in performing preventive maintenance, service, and inspection of equipment. Arc welding and flame cutting will also be taught. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 128

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1255.50

AGM327 Equipment Maintenance *

7 credits—This course presents background on theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of brakes and suspension systems. Students gain knowledge and skill in performing preventive maintenance, service, and inspection of equipment. Arc welding and flame cutting will also be taught. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 128

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1255.50

AGM333 Electronics **

3 credits—This course is a continuing study of electricity in electronic components covering circuitry, diagnosis and repair.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

AGM333 Electronics **

3 credits—This course is a continuing study of electricity in electronic components covering circuitry, diagnosis and repair.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

AGM408 Power Transfer Systems *

7 credits—A study of the power train from the clutch through the rear driving axles. Emphasis is placed on clutch types, transmissions, and drive axles. Key goals of the course are failure analysis and troubleshooting malfunctions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1179.50

AGM408 Power Transfer Systems *

7 credits—A study of the power train from the clutch through the rear driving axles. Emphasis is placed on clutch types, transmissions, and drive axles. Key goals of the course are failure analysis and troubleshooting malfunctions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, and DSL377.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

DSL807 Diesel Truck Equipment Repair **

7 credits—This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply competencies previously achieved to repair and service projects. Also included is theory and operation, diagnosis, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, DSL377, AGM327, AGM333, and AGM224.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1179.50

DSL807 Diesel Truck Equipment Repair **

7 credits—This course is designed to give students the opportunity to apply competencies previously achieved to repair and service projects. Also included is theory and operation, diagnosis, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems. Instruction will also cover use of computers for maintenance scheduling.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): AGM107, AGM113, AGM104, DSL447, DSL377, AGM327, AGM333, and AGM224.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1179.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits—This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
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Program Advisor

Greg Lawrence
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Dean

Dave Grunklee
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