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Program Contacts

Professor Ron Luellen (928) 771-6115
Instructional Specialist Stephanie Wiltcher (928) 776-2172
Dean John Morgan (928) 717-7721

Quick Facts


About the Associate of Applied Science - Diesel Technician

This program offers two options for completion:

Option A: Diesel Technician - prepares the student to enter the diesel mechanics field as an entry-level apprentice diesel technician.

Option B: Mining Diesel Technician Track - Freeport McMoRan, Inc. sponsors a mining program which is designed to prepare students for direct employment in the mining industry.

Note: There are special admission requirements for the mining program track. Call 717.2002 for details

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Diesel Technician Degree program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Troubleshoot, repair, and replace diesel engines. (AUT 108, AUT 208, AUT 295, MET 116, MET 150, MET 160)
  2. Troubleshoot, repair. and replace diesel fuel system components. (AUT 113)
  3. Troubleshoot, repair. and replace diesel electrical system components. (AUT 109, AUT 225, AUT 295)
  4. Perform basic service maintenance on diesel equipment. (AUT 102, AUT 108, AUT 125, AUT 208, AUT 209, AUT 225, AUT 295, WLD 113)
  5. Troubleshoot, repair, and replace drivetrains. (AUT 124, AUT 295)
  6. Analyze diesel computer controlled systems. (AGS 101, AUT 225)
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I.  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100 Intro Human Communication   3
COM131 Fund Speech Communication   3
COM134 Interpersonal Communication   3
COM135 Workplace Communication Skills   3
COM271 Small Group Communication   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167 Elementary Statistics   3
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
       3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & the Admin of Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Acad Reading Critical Thinking   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Society and Technology   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
       1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
BIO105 Environmental Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BIO 105. Environmental Biology (4). Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. This course is cross-listed with ENV 105. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Interactions of individual organisms with the physical environment
2. Interactions of individuals and populations with the biological environment
3. Energy flow through communities and ecosystems
4. Factors affecting global distribution of climate
5. Characteristics of the major biomes
6. Interaction between humans and the environment
7. Field data collection techniques
8. Recording data and observations
9. Interpretation of data
10. Elementary statistics
11. Biogeochemical cycles
12. Population variation, adaptations, and natural selection
13. Island biogeography and conservation applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the adaptations of organisms to the physical environment. (1)
2. Describe intra and inter specific competition, and other types of interactions between individuals and populations. (2)
3. Describe and graph exponential and logistic population growth. (2) (PBS 1,2)
4. Describe the flow of energy through ecosystems emphasizing trophic levels and food webs. (3)
5. Describe the processes generating climatic zones on the Earth. (4)
6. Correlate biomes with climate patterns (4,5)
7. List the physical and biotic characteristics of the major biomes (5)
8. Describe interactions between hunter-gatherer, pastoral, agrarian, and industrial societies and the environment. (6)
9. Collect quantifiable data using various field methods. (7,8) (PBS 2)
10. Analyze data using graphical and statistical methods. (9,10) (PBS 2,3)
11. Describe the major biogeochemical cycles including water, carbon, and nitrogen. (11)
12. Describe the basic mechanisms and conditions affecting populations with respect to evolution and natural selection. (12) (PBS 1-3)
13. Describe the influence of area, distance, and other factors in predicting species diversity. (13)(PBS 2)

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OR ENV105 Environmental Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ENV 105. Environmental Biology (4). Introduction to ecological systems, natural resources, and applications to environmental issues. Includes population, community, and ecosystem analysis. Emphasis on field, laboratory, and writing activities. This course is cross-listed with BIO 105. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Interactions of individual organisms with the physical environment
2. Interactions of individuals and populations with the biological environment
3. Energy flow through communities and ecosystems
4. Factors affecting global distribution of climate
5. Characteristics of the major biomes
6. Interaction between humans and the environment
7. Field data collection techniques
8. Recording data and observations
9. Interpretation of data
10. Elementary statistics
11. Biogeochemical cycles
12. Population variation, adaptations, and natural selection
13. Island biogeography and conservation applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the adaptations of organisms to the physical environment. (1) (PBS 1)
2. Describe intra and inter specific competition, and other types of interactions between individuals and populations. (2)
3. Describe and graph exponential and logistic population growth. (2) (PBS 2,3)
4. Describe the flow of energy through ecosystems emphasizing trophic levels and food webs. (3)
5. Describe the processes generating climatic zones on the Earth. (4)
6. Correlate biomes with climate patterns (4,5)
7. List the physical and biotic characteristics of the major biomes (5)
8. Describe interactions between hunter-gatherer, pastoral, agrarian, and industrial societies and the environment. (6)
9. Collect quantifiable data using various field methods. (7,8) (PBS 1,2)
10. Analyze data using graphical and statistical methods. (9,10) (PBS 2,3)
11. Describe the major biogeochemical cycles including water, carbon, and nitrogen. (11)
12. Describe the basic mechanisms and conditions affecting populations with respect to evolution and natural selection. (12)
13. Describe the influence of area, distance, and other factors in predicting species diversity. (13)

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       2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Growth and Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Growth and Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  Diesel Technician Requirements
AGS101 Microcomputers in Agriculture

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AGS 101. Microcomputers in Agriculture (3) (Fall). Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for documentation, accounting and presentations in the agriculture industry. Two lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary computer use in the agriculture industry
2. Computer hardware
3. Using Microsoft Word in an agricultural setting
4. Using Excel in an agricultural setting
5. Using PowerPoint in an agricultural setting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use and understand email.
2. Use and understand Windows 98.
3. Manage Files.
4. Use Internet Explorer.
5. Use the Internet.
6. Create a document.
7. Use and understand Microsoft Word.
8. Edit a document.
9. Format a document.
10. Create a report.
11. Use and understand Desktop Publishing.
12. Create outlines.
13. Create tables.
14. Create a table of contents.
15. Merge documents.
16. Create equations.
17. Use and understand Microsoft Excel.
18. Create worksheets.
19. Format worksheets.
20. Create charts.
21. Manage information.
22. Use and understand Microsoft Power Point.
23. Create a presentation.
24. Create and import graphics in slides.
25. Use and understand Microsoft Access.
26. Create a database.
27. Maintain a database.
28. Query a database.
29. Use and understand integration.
30. Integrate documents.
31. Use and understand web page design.
32. Create a web page.
33. Load web page onto Internet.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Compilation of portfolio in 1" notebook with cover sheet.

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OR CSA126 Microsoft Office

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 126. Microsoft Office (3). Introductory concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Windows concepts and skills
2. Microsoft Word for Windows
3. Microsoft Excel for Windows
4. Microsoft Access for Windows
5. Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
6. Integration of Microsoft Office applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use file management and other basic Windows skills. (1)
2. Produce and edit word processing documents. (2)
3. Produce and edit spreadsheets and charts. (3)
4. Create a database, enter and manipulate data, create queries and reports. (4)
5. Produce and edit presentation graphics documents. (5)
6. Produce a document that integrates the use of two or more Office applications. (6)

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AUT100 Auto/Diesel Preventative Maint

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 100. Automotive/Diesel Preventative Maintenance (2). Fundamentals of truck equipment and automobile basic preventative maintenance procedures. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Hand tools
3. Equipment
4. Electrical system
5. Fuels and fuel system
6. Brakes
7. Suspension and Steering
8. Four-stroke Engine
9. Ignition system
10. Tires and wheels

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use hand tools and shop equipment, proficiently and safely. (1-3)
2. Explain and identify the use of precision measuring and diagnostic tools. (4)
3. Test the battery, charging and starting system of an engine. (4,8,9)
4. Inspect steering, disc and drum brake systems for wear. (6)
5. Test the automotive and diesel fuel systems for proper operation. (5,9)
6. Remove, repair, and install a tire. (10)
7. Explain the theory of 4-stroke internal combustion engines. (8)

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AUT108 Engine Repair Technology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 108. Engine Repair Technology (4). Theory, diagnosis and service common to all diesel engines. Includes engine rebuilding and performance testing along with engine mechanical fuel systems and testing. Preparation for the ASE Certification test on Medium/Heavy Truck Diesel Engines and Light Duty Diesel Engines ASE Automotive Certification. Two Lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Mechanical condition of diesel engines
3. Engine block components/assembly
4. Cylinder head and valve train components/assembly
5. Dielel fuel systems
6. Mechanical diesel pump systems
7. Engine removal/disassembly and assembly

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify shop environment hazards and employ safety procedures. (1)
2. Determine mechanical condition of engine assembly and its internal components. (2)
3. Interpret engine performance diagnostic test results. (2)
4. Determine the causes of oil leaks and unusual noises on a diesel engine. (2)
5. Determine the causes of unusual odors and exhaust color coming from a running diesel engine. (2)
6. Rebuild short block engine assembly according to manufacturer requirements. (3)
7. Identify worn and/or out-of-specification engine block assembly and components. (3,7)
8. Rebuild cylinder head according to manufacturer requirements. (4)
9. Identify worn and/or out-of-specification cylinder head assembly and components. (4)
10. Identify component operation and service of mechanical fuel systems. (5,6)
11. Remove, disassemble and assemble a diesel engine. (7)

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AUT109 Auto/Diesel Elect Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 109. Auto/Diesel Electrical Systems (4). Electrical principles and diagnosis of diesel and automotive electrical systems. Includes repair of batteries, charging systems, starting systems, ignition systems and use of electrical testing instruments. Two lecture. Four Lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Electrical Theory
2. Batteries
3. Charging system
4. Starting system
5. Ignition system
6. Electrical schematic symbols
7. Digital/Volt/Ohmmeter use

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define and use the terminology of electricity. (1)
2. Test, clean, and replace batteries. (2)
3. Test and repair charging systems. (3)
4. Test and repair starting systems. (4)
5. Explain the theory of operation of ignition systems. (5)
6. Use and interpret electrical schematics to diagnosis basic circuit faults. (6)
7. Use the Digital/Volt/Ohmmeter to test current and voltage drops. (7)

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AUT124 Auto/Diesel Manual Drive

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 124. Auto/Diesel Manual Drive Trains (4) (Spring). Theory, diagnosis, and service of clutches, driveline, synchromesh transmissions, final drives and manual shift transmissions. Preparation for the ASE Certification Test on A3 Manual Drive Trains and T3 Truck Drive Trains. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Manual transmission theory
3. Mechanical clutch
4. RWD vehicle drive axle, shaft and differential assembly
5. Transmission electrical controls
6. Manual transmission inspections
7. Differential axle inspections

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify shop environment and hazards. (1)
2. Utilize material safety data sheets and chemicals in the shop environment. (1)
3. Implement trouble-shooting processes including verifying customer concerns, preliminary inspection, and clutch systems performance tests. (2,3)
4. Perform linkage adjustments and any needed or recommended preventative service on transmission systems/transaxle. (2,5)
5. Remove, inspect and replace clutch system components or flywheel and torque converter components. (3)
6. Inspect electrical switches and solenoids. (5)
7. Perform recommended preventative service on driveline assembly. (4,6,7)
8. Remove, inspect and replace system components within or on drive axles, shaft, and differential assembly. (4,6,7)

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AUT128 Auto/Diesel Heat & Air

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 128. Auto/Diesel Heating and Air Conditioning (4). Theory of heat transfer forms of matter, refrigeration cycle, and operating principles of automotive air conditioning systems. Fundamentals in testing, repairing, disassembling and assembling components of heating and air conditioning systems. Two Lecture. Four Lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Cooling systems
2. Heating systems
3. Basic thermodynamics
4. Basic refrigeration system
5. Basic service procedures
6. Compressor service
7. Applied service procedures
8. Specific systems
9. Diagnosis of systems
10. Automatic temperature control

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain function of auto heaters and refrigeration systems. (1-3)
2. Explain how the refrigeration cycle operates. (4)
3. Use manifold gauge test set. (9)
4. Disassemble and reassemble an air compressor. (6)
5. Test and diagnose the major manufacturers' systems. (5,8)
6. Explain how automatic temperature control systems function. (10)
7. Repair temperature control systems. (10)
8. Hook up manifold gauge set, read and interpret the pressure gauges, discharge the system, repair the system, evacuate and recharge the system and performance check it. (7,9)

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AUT135 Diesel Braking Systems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 135. Diesel Braking Systems (4) (Fall). Diesel Braking Systems (4). Theory, diagnosis and repair of diesel air, hydraulic and anti-lock brake systems. Emphasis on tires and wheels, and hydraulic and air brake systems. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Foundation Brake systems
3. Hydraulic brake systems
4. Truck wheels and tires
5. Air brake system
6. Disc/drum brakes
7. Brake power assist systems
8. Anti-lock brake systems (ABS)

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify shop environment and hazards. (1)
2. Determine root cause of foundation brake problems. (2)
3. Determine root cause of hydraulic brake problems (3)
4. Determine root cause of unusual tire problems related to wear patterns, vibration, shimmy, noise and vehicle pull. (4)
5. Perform repair on air brake systems. (5)
6. Perform preventative maintenance on disc and drum brake systems. (6)
7. Determine root cause of power assisted brake problems. (7)
8. Determine root cause of anti-lock brake (ABS) problems. (8)

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AUT208 Adv Diesel Engine Repair

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 208. Advanced Diesel Engine Repair (4) (Spring). Advanced block, crankshaft, bearing, and cylinder head and timing component diagnosis and repair. Prerequisite: AUT 108. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Diesel engine repair
2. Engine removal and disassembly
3. Cylinder head components
4. Timing component repair
5. Cylinder block repair
6. Crankshaft inspection and repair
7. Engine assembly and inspection

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Determine diesel engine repair needs. (1)
2. Remove, disassemble and inspect engines. (2)
3. Identify all replaceable cylinder head components. (3)
4. Return all engine timing components to factory tolerances. (4)
5. Disassemble, clean and measure all engine block components. (5)
6. Inspect and repair engine crankshafts. (6)
7. Assemble and run a diesel engine. (7)

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AUT225 Diesel Engine Performance

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 225. Diesel Engine Performance (4). Principles of operation, diagnosis and repair of engine fuel and computer systems. Use of diagnostic oscilloscope and scan tools to repair malfunctioning fuel and computer systems. Prerequisite: AUT 109. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Scan tests and equipment hard code failures
3. Computerized diesel equipment
4. Oscilloscope and scan tools
5. Computer input and output faults
6. Strategy based diagnostics

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify shop environment and hazards. (1) 2. Utilize emergency procedures and policy. (1) 3. Perform preliminary diagnosis process and interpret scan tool codes and PID data. (2) 4. Test mechanical condition of engine. (2) 5. Utilize service reference material to help isolate operational system fault. (3) 6. Perform preliminary diagnostic process and interpret scan tool data. (3,6)

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III.  Related Requirements - Select Option A or B
Option A: Diesel Technician
AUT126 Auto/Diesel Steer/Suspension

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 126. Auto/Diesel Suspension and Steering (4). Principles of suspension system geometry and steering systems operation. Adjustment, correction, repair and replacement components of system components. Two lecture. Four lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Alignment terminology and inspection
2. Basic parts replacement
3. Methods of adjustment
4. Alignment machines
5. Wheel balancing
6. Tire machines.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use terminology associated with suspension repair. (1)
2. Inspect suspension systems. (1)
3. Replace parts in a suspension system. (2)
4. Perform a four-wheel alignment. (3, 4)
5. Operate alignment machines. (4)
6. Balance wheels and tires. (5)
7. Remove and replace wheels and tires. (6)

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AUT209 Diesel Machine Hydraulics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 209. Diesel Machine Hydraulics (3) (Spring). Theory, diagnosis and service of the Pilot Operated Hydraulic System. Includes load sensing pressure compensated (LSPC) hydraulic system, the electro-hydraulic system, and the hydrostatic system. Troubleshooting procedures and repair verifications. Two lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety
2. Pilot-operated Hydraulics Theory
3. Load sensing pressure compensated (LSPC) hydraulic systems
4. LSPC diagnosis and repair procedures
5. LSPC procedures specific to the D6R dozer

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify shop environment hazards. (1)
2. Utilize safety guidelines and emergency procedures. (1)
3. Utilize material safety data sheets. (1)
4. Safely use chemicals in the shop environment. (1)
5. Perform troubleshooting processes to include verifying customer concern, preliminary inspection and hydraulic systems performance tests. (2)
6. Perform linkage adjustments and preventative service on hydraulic systems. (2)
7. Inspect fluid and perform oil samples. (3,4)
8. Replace fluid and filters. (3,4,5)
9. Inspect and repair hydraulic pumps and actuators. (3,4,5)
10. Remove and reinstall fluid lines. (3,4,5)

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WLD113 Basic Welding II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 113. Basic Welding II (2). Basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) safety and equipment
2. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
3. Machine adjustments and operation
4. Selection of electrodes for SMAW and GMAW

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use SMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (2)
3. Operate SMAW and GMAW to industry requirements. (1-4)

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Option B: Mining Diesel Technician
AUT295 Apprenticeship: Diesel  1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 295. Apprenticeship: Diesel (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND AUT295 Apprenticeship: Diesel

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 295. Apprenticeship: Diesel (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND AUT295 Apprenticeship: Diesel

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 295. Apprenticeship: Diesel (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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AND AUT295 Apprenticeship: Diesel

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
AUT 295. Apprenticeship: Diesel (3). Supervised field experience. [Repeatable for a total of 12 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job description and organization requirements
2. Technical skill development
3. Workplace skills and professional ethics
4. Workplace safety

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Repair and maintain required equipment. (2,4)
2. Adhere to all safety procedures. (1,3,4)
3. Incorporate proper company protocols in the workplace. (1)
4. Apply appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics. (3)
5. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness and effective writing skills. (1,2,3)
6. Interpret written and oral instructions. (1,2)
7. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities. (1)
8. Use specialized equipment, software and tools required. (1,2)

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MET116 Rigging

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 116. Rigging (1) (Spring). Basic rigging techniques, hitch configurations, safe loading practices, load inspection, and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved hand signals. Use of slings and common rigging hardware. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Slings and rigging hardware
2. Inspection techniques
3. Hitches configurations
4. Load handling safety
5. ANSI hand signals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Select and inspect synthetic, alloy, chain, and wire rope slings for a given task. (1)
2. Determine the proper hitch to be used for a given operation including vertical, choker, and basket. (2)
3. Identify the characteristics of sound and unsound rigging including slings, shackles, eyebolts, lifting clamps, and rigging hooks. (2)
4. Identify correct load handling configurations. (2,3)
5. Describe pre-lift safety checks. (4)
6. Identify capacity ratings. (3,4)
7. Simulate level load lifting. (1-4)
8. Describe loading and disconnecting safety precautions. (4)
9. Interpret ANSI hand signals. (5)
10. Perform ANSI hand signals. (5)

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MET150 Surface Mine Safety Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 150. Surface Mine Safety Training (1) (Fall). U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration requirements for new miner training for individuals, contractors, and mine employees. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Health and safety in mine settings
2. Rules governing mine site work
3. Hazards related to mine activities
4. Health issues on mine sites
5. Fire dangers
6. Safe equipment operation
7. Mine traffic dangers
8. First aide and CPR
9. Mine high wall dangers

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Blasting hazards and proceduresList mandatory health and safety standards. (1)
2. Explain the role and purpose of MSHA. (1)
3. Interpret the rights and obligations of miners. (2)
4. Use locking out and tagging procedures. (2,3)
5. Explain confined space entry procedures. (2,3)
6. Explain safety issues around conveyors and bins. (1,2,6)
7. Describe personal safety when using equipment. (1-4,6)
8. Describe use of various types of fire extinguishers. (5)
9. Explain safe worker habits. (1,8-9)
10. Explain drug and alcohol regulations on mine sites. (1)

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. 25 question pre and post test passing with minimum 70%.

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MET160 Basic Machine Hydr& Pneumatics

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
MET 160. Basic Machine Hydraulics and Pneumatics (2). Operational theory and testing techniques related to hydraulic and pneumatic components and circuits on mobile diesel equipment. Includes fluid power principles and investigates the functional characteristic of hydraulic pumps, flow valves, pressure valves, directional valves, motors, cylinders and accumulators. Emphasis on the student's ability to test, service, and repair diesel equipment hydraulic systems and system components. One lecture. Two lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Safety procedures and processes
2. Machine specific hydraulic components (valves, pumps, and cylinders)
3. Machine specific hydraulic circuits/systems and their functional characteristics
4. Machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic components (pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, accumulators) and their functional characteristics.
5. Machine specific maintenance
6. Service and repair information to perform needed maintenance, service, testing, and repairs
7. Hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Assembly, operation, and testing (pressure and or flow) various machine hydraulic/pneumatic circuits that includes pumps, motors, valves, cylinders, and accumulators.Identify shop environment and hazards. (1)
2. Utilize emergency procedures and policy. (1)
3. Implement physical well-being and practice by following safety guidelines. (1)
4. Utilize material safety data sheets and chemicals in the shop environment. (1)
5. Remove and reinstall hydraulic and pneumatic components. (2)
6. Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble hydraulic/pneumatic cylinder, pump, flow valve, pressure valve, directional valve. (2)
7. Diagram the operational features and functions of machine specific hydraulic/pneumatic circuits. (3)
8. Describe how (collectively) hydraulic/pneumatic pumps, valves, motors, accumulators, cylinders, and the fluid function to operation the machine's hydraulic system. (4)
9. Determine which hydraulic/pneumatic components are utilized in various mobile equipment. (4)
10. Analyze oil sample information to determine condition of various hydraulic circuits. (5)
11. Obtain oil sample from hydraulic system. (5)
12. Perform maintenance procedures to ensure hydraulic/pneumatic systems operate as designed. (5)
13. Find and apply service and repair information. (6)
14. Identify "on equipment" hydraulic and pneumatic component types using graphic symbol. (7)

15. Describe operational features of hydraulic/pneumatic components and circuits using hydraulic/pneumatic graphic symbols and diagrams. (7)
16. Install various hydraulic/pneumatic components on diesel equipment, bleed or adjust system as needed. (8)
17. Perform hydraulic/pneumatic pressure and or flow testing procedures as outlined in the equipment manual. (8)

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WLD113 Basic Welding II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
WLD 113. Basic Welding II (2). Basics of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW). One lecture. Three lab.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) safety and equipment
2. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) safety and equipment
3. Machine adjustments and operation
4. Selection of electrodes for SMAW and GMAW

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain and use SMAW safety procedures. (1)
2. Explain and use GMAW safety procedures. (2)
3. Operate SMAW and GMAW to industry requirements. (1-4)

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1 - AUT 295 Apprenticeship must be taken for a total of 12 credit hours

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