This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

Diesel

The Heavy/Medium Duty Diesel Truck Technology (Diesel) program offers students high technology training and skills that may be utilized for immediate employment after certificate completion.

Overview

Students will receive training in various subjects including brake and suspension, computer controlled engines, emphasis in electrical and heavyduty maintenance. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

The department has one of the best training facilities in the Inland Empire. Students will receive training in various subjects including brake and suspension, computer controlled engines, electrical and heavy-duty maintenance. Job placement opportunities are substantial though the department's network of employers.

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Degrees/Certificates

Diesel Engine and Fuel Injection Technology Certificate

The Diesel Engine and Fuel Injection Technology certificate offers students high technology training and skills that may be utilized for immediate employment after certification completion. Students will receive training in various subjects including repair, operation and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and computer controlled diesel engines. The certificate will also cover basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, and wiring diagrams. The certificate also covers general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing. The certificate may also be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.
Required Courses: Units
HMDT 021 Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 024 Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 028 Heavy-Duty Truck Systems 4
HMDT 034 Diesel Alternative Fuels 4
HMDT 064 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 4
 
Total Units 20
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. The student will be able to diagnose, repair, operation and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and computer controlled diesel engines and alternative fuel (CNG)
  2. The student will also have the understanding and knowledge to cover basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, and wiring diagrams
  3.  The student will be prepared to take the the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test
  4. The student will have the knowledge to perform routine servicing of heavy-duty vehicle engines by evaluating equipment conditions and successfully in a manner consistent with industry practices and safety standards

Diesel Engine and Fuel Injection Technology Noncredit Certificate

The Diesel Engine and Fuel Injection Technology noncredit certificate offers students high technology training and skills that may be utilized for immediate employment after certification completion. Students will receive training in various subjects including repair, operation and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and computer controlled diesel engines. The certificate will also cover basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, and wiring diagrams. The certificate also covers general troubleshooting and diagnostic testing. The certificate may also be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test.

Required Courses: Hours
HMDT 621 Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 64 - 72
HMDT 624 Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 64 - 72
HMDT 628 Heavy-Duty Truck Systems 64 - 72
HMDT 634 Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Alternative Fuels 64 - 72
HMDT 664 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 64 - 72
 
Total Hours 320 - 360
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. The student will be able to diagnose, repair, operation and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and computer controlled diesel engines and alternative fuel (CNG)
  2. The student will also have the understanding and knowledge to cover basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, and wiring diagrams
  3.  The student will be prepared to take the the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test
  4. The student will have the knowledge to perform routine servicing of heavy-duty vehicle engines by evaluating equipment conditions and successfully in a manner consistent with industry practices and safety standards

Heavy/Medium Duty Clean Vehicle Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of alternative fuel technology as it applies to industrial. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in diesel and electrical maintenance, field service, and networking, in the field of Diesel/Hybrid/ Alternative fuel to include Electrical power technology. 

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
AUTO 010 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology 4
HMDT 021 Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 024 Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
 
Total Units 24
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical systems and componnets of alternative fuel systems.
  2. Disassemble, inspect and repair parts, which are reusable in a manner consistent with accepted trade practices.
  3. Assemble a Diesel engine and/or an Direct Current (DC) or Alternating Current (AC) electric motor in accordance with manufacturer instreuctions and specifications.
  4. Perform routine servicing of heavy-duty vehicle by evaluating equipment conditions and successfully  in a manner consistant with industry practices and safety standards.
  5. Troubleshoot and electrical system failure, diagnose the cause and correctly repair that failure in accordance with accepted industry standards.

Heavy/Medium Duty Diesel Truck Technology A.S. Degree Major

The Diesel Truck Technology degree prepares the students to seek employment in maintenance and repair of heavy/medium duty trucks at beginning level and can move to advanced level after some experience.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
CIT 101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
HMDT 021 Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 022 Heavy-Duty Truck Brakes 4
HMDT 023 Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension and Steering 4
HMDT 024 Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 026 Computer Controlled Truck Engines 4
HMDT 028 Heavy-Duty Truck Systems 4
HMDT 064 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 4
  or
AUTO 064 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 4
 
RECOMMENDED COURSE: Units
HMDT 098 Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Work Experience 1 - 4
WELD 010 Introduction to Welding 2
 
Total Units 31
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical systems and components
  2. Disassemble, inspect and repair parts, which are reusable in a manner consistent with accepted trade practices and assemble a diesel engine in accordance with manufacturer instructions and specifications
  3. Perform all necessary adjustments, demonstrate sequential steps taken in diagnosing heavy–duty truck brake systems and remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  4. Diagnose heavy–duty truck suspension and steering systems and remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  5. Diagnose the fuel system and tune-up problems using various electronic test equipments and remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  6. Perform routine servicing of heavy-duty vehicles by evaluating tire and other equipment conditions and successfully and safely removing and replacing tires and other equipment in a manner consistent with industry practices and safety standards
  7. Troubleshoot a truck electrical system failure, diagnose the cause and correctly repair that failure in accordance with accepted industry standards
  8. Be prepared to transfer a core curriculum to an accredited, four-year college or university with junior class standing

Heavy/Medium Duty Diesel Truck Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions for the repair and maintenance of diesel engines in trucks, locomotives, heavy vehicles, and mobile heavy-duty equipment.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
HMDT 021 Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 022 Heavy-Duty Truck Brakes 4
HMDT 023 Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension and Steering 4
HMDT 024 Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines 4
HMDT 026 Computer Controlled Truck Engines 4
HMDT 028 Heavy-Duty Truck Systems 4
HMDT 064 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 4
  or
AUTO 064 Auto/Truck Electrical Systems 4
 
RECOMMENDED COURSE: Units
HMDT 098 Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Work Experience 1 - 4
 
Total Units 28
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical systems and components
  2. Disassemble, inspect and repair parts, which are reusable in a manner consistent with accepted trade practices and assemble a diesel engine in accordance with manufacturer instructions and specifications
  3. Perform all necessary adjustments, demonstrate sequential steps taken in diagnosing heavy–duty truck brake systems and remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  4. Diagnose heavy–duty truck suspension and steering systems and remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  5. Diagnose the fuel system and tune-up problems using various electronic test equipment.  Remove and replace components in a manner consistent with industry standards
  6. Perform routine servicing of heavy-duty vehicles by evaluating equipment conditions and successfully and safely removing and replacing tires and other equipment in a manner consistent with industry practices and safety standards
  7. Troubleshoot a truck electrical system failure, diagnose the cause and correctly repair that failure in accordance with accepted industry standards

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