SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:02:31 PMDET 87 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 87Title:  LIGHT/MED DUTY DIESEL EN  
Full Title:  Light and Medium-Duty Diesel Engines
Last Reviewed:9/27/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total 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 64

Catalog Description:
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The study of diesel engines and fuel systems as the power source in light or medium duty vehicles or equipment. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling and reassembling components, systems, and engines.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of diesel engines and fuel systems as the power source in light or medium duty vehicles or equipment. Principles and theories are studied by running, testing, diagnosing, disassembling and reassembling components, systems, and engines.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2017
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



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 students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate safe and orderly work practices in the diesel/equipment
technology lab.
2.  Differentiate among the applications of diesel engines as
   used in automobiles, light and medium trucks, and small industrial or
   agricultural equipment.
3.  Deduce and describe the application of diesel engine systems and
   components to light/medium duty machines.
4.  Demonstrate appropriate diesel engine diagnostic and troubleshooting
   methods and tune-up techniques.
5.  Describe basic diesel engine principles used on compression
  ignition engines.
6.  Measure serviceable engine components and compare data to
   manufacturers specifications.
7.  Disassemble, inspect, adjust, and reassemble a diesel engine as part
   of a team.
8.  Practice maintenance and repair procedures related to engine and fuel
   system failures.
[Outcomes and objectives meet or exceed NATEF Applied Academic & Workplace
Skills for Medium/Heavy Truck Technicians (Reference Standard 6.5, ASE
Program Certification Standards Manual, 1998.)]

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic safety in the diesel shop
2.  Appropriate handling of diesel shop wastes and hazardous materials
3.  Common compression ignition engine operation as compared to spark
   ignition
4.  Basic hydraulic principles
5.  Diesel engine components and service
   a. cylinder block description and servicing procedures
   b. crankshaft and main bearings
   c. flywheel and vibration damper
   d. pistons, rings, and connecting rods
   e. camshaft and timing gear train
   f. cylinder head and valves
6.  Diesel engine systems
   a. intake and exhaust
   b. cooling
   c. lubrication
   d. fuel injection
   e. electrical
7.  Refining and properties of diesel fuels
8.  Diagnosis and troubleshooting
   a. proper starting procedures
   b. engine dynamometer
   c. engine diagnosis
   d. tune-up procedures

Assignments:
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Students will be assigned a number of engine applications for study. They
will:
1.  study operational principles
2.  perform maintenance practices
3.  follow test procedures
4.  troubleshoot diesel engines
5.  diagnose problems
6.  repair as needed
7.  complete all projects in a timely manner

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 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and 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
15 - 25%
Lab reports, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 35%
STRUCTURED LAB EXERCISES
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 55%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Introduction to Compact and Automotive Diesels, Edward Ralbovsky,
Delmar Publishers, 1st Ed., 1996.

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