SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 7:22:35 AMDET 82B Course Outline as of Spring 2008

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Discipline and Nbr:  DET 82BTitle:  DIESEL FUEL SYSTEMS  
Full Title:  Diesel Engine Fuel Systems
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.008 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An in-depth study of heavy duty diesel engine fuel and electronic control systems. Students perform service, maintenance and diagnosis of current engine fuel systems.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DET 182A ( or DET 82A)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Preparation and operation of live functioning internal combustion engines. Students will perform tune-ups and diagnostic procedures and analyze specific systems related to operating engines.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in DET 182A ( or DET 82A)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2004Inactive:Fall 2014
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Summarize maintenance and repair methods related to diesel engines.
2. Carry out troubleshooting procedures to deduce necessary repairs and
  perform tune-up techniques to modify engine performance.
3. Identify and evaluate electronic systems components.
4. Perform diagnosis and prioritize repairs on an electronic control
5. Identify different types of engine fuel systems.
6. Safely and successfully start, operate and evaluate the final
  condition of an internal combustion engine.
7. Use engine tune-up and diagnostic tools and instruments effectively.
8. Identify and name specific engine accessories.
9. Discuss and apply personal, shop, and environmental safety procedures.

Topics and Scope
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1. Inspection and operation
  a. Pre-operation inspection
  b. Safety checks
  c. Engine start-up
  d. Engine operation
  e. Engine shut-down procedures
2. Tune-up procedures
  a. Four-stroke cycle
  b. Standard tune-up procedures
  c. Electronic engine tune-up procedures
  d. Two-stroke cycle engine tune-up procedures
  e. Electronic component testing
3. Diagnostic procedures
  a. Mechanical fuel system diagnostics
  b. Electronic fuel system diagnostics
  c. General engine diagnostics
4. Engine accessories
  a. Engine accessories
  b. Turbocharging and supercharging
  c. Engine brakes and retarders
  d. Heaters and coolers
  e. Adaptive housings and devices
5. Safety
  a. Personal
  b. Shop
  c. Environmental

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May include:
1.  Assigned textbook readings, 40-60 pages per week.
2.  Perform engine tune-up procedures.
3.  Perform diagnostic tests and procedures.
4.  Perform engine analysis and evaluation.
5.  Worksheets.
6.  Research and prepare a written (3-5 pages) report on a topic
   related to modern diesel engines.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 15%
Written homework, report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Lab worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 60%
Structured lab activities
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, tests (4)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Diesel Technology: Fundamentals, Service, Repair. Norman, Corinchock,
Goodheart-Wilcox Pub. 7th Ed., 2007.

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