SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 3:21:48 AMDET 179 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 179Title:  DIESEL SHOP PRACTICES  
Full Title:  Diesel Shop Practices
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled39.38
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.258 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  78.75Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DET 80

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to diesel equipment and truck repair. Includes overview of trucks, agricultural equipment and construction equipment. Workplace skills, safety, tool use and career information are included.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to diesel equipment and truck repair. Includes overview of trucks, agricultural equipment and construction equipment. Workplace skills, safety, tool use and career information are included.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the general layout and function of truck, agricultural equipment and construction equipment components.
2. Summarize general and specific industrial shop safety standards in a specific shop setting.
3. Demonstrate the appropriate use and maintenance of hand, shop, and precision tools.
4. Correctly identify fasteners and evaluate appropriate use for each type.
5. Compare theory of operation of basic systems on trucks, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment.
6. Describe the environmental issues and choose appropriate procedures for the disposal of hazardous materials.
7. Discuss the diesel repair industry career field and employment opportunities.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction
  a. Overview of trucks
  b. Overview of agricultural equipment
  c. Overview of construction equipment
2. Engine operating principles
3. Powertrain operating principles
  a. Mechanical drivetrain
  b. Hydrostatic drivetrain
4. Electrical system operation
5. Fuel system operation
6. Steering and suspension operation
7. Brake system operation
8. Career information
  a. Categories of industrial occupations
  b. Wages, salaries, benefits
  c. Local and regional opportunities
  d. Shop expectations, practices, and routines
9.  Shop safety standards and practices
  a. Fire and disaster procedures
  b. Cleanliness and order in the workplace
  c. Fire and emergency prevention and intervention practices
  d. Proper lifting procedures
  e. Personal safety practices
  f. Environmental health and safety compliance
10. Use and maintenance of hand, shop and precision tools
  a. Precision measuring tools
  b. Hand and shop tools
  c. Tool and equipment maintenance
11. Fasteners and mechanical fitting devices
  a. Appropriate fastener use
  b. Fastening techniques
  c. Fitting application
  d. General torque specifications

Assignments:
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1. Reading 25 pages per week
2. Complete vehicle identification worksheets
3. Complete shop safety and hazardous materials identification worksheets
4.  Identify tools and fasteners, complete worksheets
5. 3 to 5 exams including a final exam

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
0 - 20%
Worksheets
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Tool and fastener identification
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Vehicle component identification, shop safety, hazardous material identification worksheets
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
3 to 5 exams including a final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Heavy Duty Truck Systems, Thompson Learning, 5th ed., 2011
Instructor prepared materials

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