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D535
Diesel Equipment Technology (DIESL)
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Program Overview:
The major objective of this program is to develop competent diesel-power equipment technicians. The program combines concentrated study and work experience so that the student acquires a basic knowledge of science and mathematics, as well as a knowledge of the basic mechanical principles, and the high-technical skills needed for successful entry into the job market. The primary emphasis of this program is the development of mechanical skills, but education and training in parts department operation and management skills also are provided.

Graduates of this program qualify for employment as farm, industrial, and truck equipment mechanics with specialization possible in diesel and/or gas engine repair, hydraulic system repair, power transmission repair, electrical system repair, air conditioning, and equipment assembly and handling. Students are required to provide a basic set of hand tools.

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Semester 1
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DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with business-oriented computer hardware and software concepts emphasis. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

DEQ 1211
Engine Fundamentals
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The first three weeks begin with the theory and operation of two- and four-cycle gasoline engines. This will be taught in the classroom accompanied by appropriate demonstrations and laboratory experience to prepare the student to perform tune-up and repair on engines. The rest of the semester is devoted to multi-cylinder engines, construction, operation, and tune-up. This prepares the student for further training in engine tune-up, diagnosis and repair.

DEQ 1212
Electrical Systems I
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The theory of electro-magnetism is taught as applied to the cranking, charging, and ignition circuits of gas and diesel engines. Lab work involves testing batteries, maintenance, repair, testing of cranking motors, alternators, and other electrical components.

DEQ 1213
Diesel Fuel Systems I
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This course is taught concurrently with engine fundamentals and emphasizes the differences between gasoline engines and diesel engines as well as discussion of the properties of diesel fuels, lubricants and coolants. In addition, the course covers filtering requirements, water filters, fuel heaters, and an overview of diesel injection components.

DEQ 1214
Brake/Suspension Systems
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Emphasis is placed upon the study of the basic design of agricultural and industrial equipment. Laboratory experiences will include safety, care and proper use of tools and measuring instruments, and selection of fasteners. Use of service manuals will be stressed in the assembly, servicing and adjustment of farm and industrial machinery.

DEQ 1215
Transmissions I
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This course deals with the physics of power transmission. It is an introductory course in gear types and ratios, bearings, clutches, p. t. o. , differential, final drives and brakes.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

WEL 1201
Basic Welding
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This course introduces basic welding equipment and provides students lab experience in performing basic welding skills.

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WEL 1203
Practical Welding
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This course is designed to provide students instruction in specialized welding. Individual projects are designed and completed. Welding safety is stressed.

Term Total
21
Semester 2
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DEQ 1221
Hydraulics I
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This course covers the operating principles of hydraulic components of mobile, industrial and agricultural hydraulic systems. Various hydraulic circuits are studied with laboratory exercises involving repairs, adjustments, and troubleshooting of pumps, cylinders, control valves, motors, reservoirs, and accumulators.

DEQ 1222
Air Conditioning Certification
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This course is designed to give students a better understanding of and prepare them to troubleshoot, repair, and service air conditioning systems on mobile equipment.

DEQ 2215
Industry Qualifications
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This course will demonstrate student's proficiency relative to Cummins engine products.

GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

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ELEC
College Level Math marked
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PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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PSY 1103
Business Psychology
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This course centers on those human relations skills that students need to successfully interact in today's changing world: communication, motivation, authority, leadership styles and strategies, attitude adjustment and coping. Students will learn the fundamentals necessary for adjusting to cultural diversity, economic fluctuations and changes in responsibility.

Term Total
17
Semester 3
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AUM 2250
Shop Organization & Management
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Basic principles of automotive dealership, operation, organization, and management. Emphasis on leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and the necessity of good working human relationships with employers, employees and customers.

DEQ 2232
Hydraulics II
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This course is designed to show how hydraulic principles are applied to mobile, agricultural, and industrial equipment operation. Competencies will be developed in the areas of inspection, testing, and servicing hydraulic circuits and components such as power steering, power brakes, hydrostatic transmissions, clutch packs, and power assist transmissions. The student will be utilizing appropriate testing procedures and equipment to diagnose system failures and common service problems. PREREQUISITES: DEQ 1221 Hydraulics I and DEQ 1215 Transmissions I.

DEQ 2236
Supervised Work Experience
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This is a practical experience course in which the student is placed in a power equipment dealership in a garage for full-time work experience. An individual training agreement will be developed for each student enrolled and signed by employer, student and college coordinator. The student will be supervised by the employer and the college coordinator. Variable internship hours based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: 2. 0 grade point average in all classes prior to the work experience.

DEQ 2237
Power Equipment Seminar
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This course is designed to correlate with the internship experience. Student reports and panel discussion pertinent to internship experience will be presented.

DEQ 2243
Electronic Controls/Monitoring
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This course is designed to give the student an overall understanding of microprocessor applications as related to ag, heavy truck, and industrial equipment. An understanding of the processors, sensors, monitors, wiring harnesses and schematics will comprise the fundamentals of the course. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and testing of component parts of the systems and the use of computer aided diagnostic tools. PREREQUISITE: DEQ 1212 Electrical Systems I.

Term Total
15.5
Semester 4
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DEQ 2234
Planting/Harvesting Equipment
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This course is designed to teach the students proper operation, care, and adjustments of planting and harvesting equipment so that maximum productivity is obtained.

DEQ 2241
Engine Performance/Diagnostic
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This course is designed to teach the principles of turbochargers and blowers. Emphasis will be on performance and diagnostics of engine related problems in fuel, air, and electrical systems. The fuel system will be studied on live engines as well as on the injection test stand. PREREQUISITE: DEQ 1211 Engine Fundamentals and DEQ 1213 Diesel Fuel Systems I.

DEQ 2242
Diesel Power Equipment Repair
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This course involves the reconditioning of major components of agricultural, mobile, and the trucking industry. Emphasis is placed upon the proper use of precision instruments and special tools. The manufacturer's suggested repair procedures will be followed. PREREQUISITE: DEQ 1211 Engine Fundamentals.

DEQ 2244
Global Positioning Technology
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This course is designed to cover the concept of GPS as it relates to the farming, construction, and trucking industries. Through activities and demonstrations students will understand the different uses for GPS in the diesel equipment field.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

PHI 2111
Introduction to Logic
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This course is an introduction to formal reasoning and includes studies in language and meaning, deduction and induction, evidence, syllogistic argument and propaganda.

Term Total
16
Program Total
69.5


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