SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 11:48:20 PMDET 87 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 87Title:  LT/MD DUTY DIESEL ENGINE  
Full Title:  Light and Medium-Duty Diesel Engines
Last Reviewed:9/27/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled39.38
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.256 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:  AGMEC 87
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:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

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: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

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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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.  Demonstrate appropriate diesel engine diagnostic and troubleshooting methods and tune-up techniques.
3.  Describe basic diesel engine principles used on compression ignition engines.
4.  Measure serviceable engine components and compare data to manufacturers specifications.
5.  Disassemble, inspect, adjust, and reassemble a diesel engine as part of a team.
6.  Practice maintenance and repair procedures related to engine and fuel system failures.

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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1. Read 40-60 pages per week
2. Complete lab workbook
3. Research and write a report on topic related to light duty diesel engines (3 to 5 pages)
4. Exams (3 to 5)
5. Team project of disassembling, inspecting, adjusting, and reassembly of a diesel engine

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 report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 55%
Lab workbook; team project of disassembling, inspecting, adjusting, and reassembly of a diesel engine.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 55%
Exams: multiple choice, true-false, matching, completion
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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Diesel Technolgy by Andrew Norman and John Corinchock, Goodhear/Wilcox Publishers, 7th edition, 2007.

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