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1999-2000 Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Diesel Technology

DSLT 121 (1 Credit) Fall
Drive Axles (.5+1)
Drive axles for medium to heavy duty commercial and off-road equipment including single speed, two speed and tandem axle systems. Opportunity to troubleshoot and overhaul a differential. Materials fee: $15.00.

DSLT 122 (1 Credit) Spring
Heavy Duty Drivelines (.5+1)
Heavy duty drive shafts, universal joints, proper lubrication and driveline systems; applications for commercial truck and heavy equipment. Emphasis on Alaska and Arctic use applications. Students will measure, inspect and overhaul a driveline. Materials fee: $25.00.

DSLT 123 (2 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Heavy Duty Braking Systems (1.5+1)
Braking systems for commercial trucks and heavy equipment applications; compressor testing and overhaul, brake lining replacement, government regulations, and pneumatic controls; evolving technologies such as antilock brakes. Includes the inspection, preventative maintenance and overhaul of a commercial truck or heavy equipment braking system. Materials fee: $25.00.

DSLT 135 (5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Internal Combustion Engines (4+3)
Diagnosis and repair of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines. Emphasis on engine defects and precision measurements. Materials fee: $190.00.

DSLT 154 (2 Credits) Fall
Diesel Fuel Injection (.5+1)
Theory and functional operation of all common diesel fuel injection systems including those produced by Bosch, Mack, Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit diesel. Students will make injection system and governor adjustments on at least two different engines. Materials fee: $10.00.

DSLT 160 (.5 Credit) Spring
Diesel Engine Emission Control Systems (.5+0)
Evolving technology of diesel emission control systems; government regulations; diesel engine combustion process; emission control devices. Students will become familiar with emission testing procedures on diesel engines. Materials fee: $25.00.

DSLT 201 (4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Manual Transmissions and Differentials (3+3)
Theory, diagnosis and repair of manual transaxles and transmissions, transfer cases, differentials, clutch assemblies, power take off units, driveshafts and axles. Preventative maintenance and cold weather component problems will also be covered. Materials fee: $25.00.

DSLT 202 (2 Credits) Spring
Heavy Duty Automatic Transmissions (1+3)
Theory, operation and troubleshooting of heavy duty automatic transmissions; hydraulic, electrohydraulic, pneumatic and electronic controls. Prepares the student to overhaul Allison, ZF and similar automatic transmissions.

DSLT 253 (5 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Diesel Fuel Delivery Systems (4+3)
Theory, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of mechanical and electronic diesel fuel injection systems manufactured by Bosch, Mack, Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel. Lecture, discussion and hands-on tasks. Materials fee: $15.00.

DSLT 254 (4 Credits) Fall
Advanced Engine Overhaul (2+4)
Understanding the Diesel engine theory as it applies to the Caterpillar four cycle engine. Materials fee: $50.00. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)

DSLT 255 (2 Credits) Spring
Final Drives, Tracked Vehicles (1+2)
Maintenance and repair of the final drive systems of tracked vehicles with emphasis on effects of Alaska's unique climate. Lab work includes the overhaul of a tracked vehicle final drive system. Materials fee: $25.00.