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DT 100 Shop Practices (0.5-4 credits)
An introduction to hand tool identification and proper use, shop safety, and other topics including screw thread, hydraulic hose, and fitting identification. Also covers measuring devices. Also available as TA 100.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines (1-4 credits)
A review of basic engine operation with an emphasis on operating principles, nomenclature, components, and design, and terminology.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 102 Basic Vehicle Electronics (1-9 credits)
A lecture and laboratory course study of AC and DC electricity as used in mobile equipment. Emphasis on charging systems, starting systems, lighting systems, and wiring diagrams. Troubleshooting and repairing of electrical components, electronic controls systems, and voltage drops analysis will be covered. May be taught in modules.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 105 Mobile Air Conditioning (1-5 credits)
A lecture and laboratory course covering heating and refrigeration theory. Includes heating and air conditioning components, control systems, service evacuation, charging, overhaul, and replacement of major components.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 106 Heavy Duty Transmissions and Power Trains (1-6 credits)
The theory and operation of heavy equipment power trains will be covered in detail with emphasis on power shift transmissions. Students will become familiar with driveline angle calculations, gear ratios, clutches, differentials, and transmission electronic control systems. Course may be repeated up to two times.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 113 Hydraulics I (3 credits)
Introduces basic hydraulic systems through component recognition, circuit reading, and practical application focused on hazard recognition.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 114 Hydraulics II (3 credits)
Explains the function, operation, and application of components in a hydraulic system.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 115 Hydraulics III (1.5 credits)
Explains the testing and troubleshooting of hydraulic system components using leak path analysis.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 116 Hydraulics IV (1.5 credits)
Hydraulics IV will explain the testing and troubleshooting of the components in a hydraulic system in circuit using leak path analysis.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 118 Electrics I (3 credits)
An introductory course. The first in a series of courses to study electricity as related to mobile heavy equipment. Basic DC and AC electricity is covered in theory and reinforced with laboratory experiments. Ohm's Law, magnetism, and electrical component and system identification are covered. Electrical safety and hazard recognition are emphasized.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 119 Electrics II (3 credits)
The second in a series of electrical courses emphasizing mobile heavy equipment electrical systems. Electrical component disassembly, testing, and maintenance are covered. Lighting, relays, circuit breakers, wiring diagrams, and battery testing are discussed and reinforced through laboratory work. Electrical safety and hazard recognition are also covered.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics (2.5 credits)
The principles of pneumatic brake systems are discussed in detail, with emphasis on cam-operated brakes. Pneumatic brake valves, schematic drawings, and foundation brake troubleshooting will be included in this technical course.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 202 Diesel Fuel Systems and Troubleshooting (1-6 credits)
The theory and operation of diesel fuel injection systems will include Cummins PT, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, and Robert Bosch fuel systems. Governor operation and fuel system troubleshooting will be discussed.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 203 Diesel Shop Management (1.5 credits)
Designed to give students experience in the management of an equipment repair shop. Each student is required to estimate repair orders, calculate taxes, and deal with customers and employees. The course objectively evaluates what is needed to operate an equipment repair business.

Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 210 Advanced Diesel Engines (1-9 credits)
Students will learn engine troubleshooting through diagnostic tools. Course emphasis is on engine operation, diagnosis, and failure analysis. Course may be taught in modules with categories in, but not limited, to the following areas: fuel, cooling, lubrication, electrical, electronics, and failure analysis.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100 and DT 101 and DT 102 and DT 215. Instructor consent required. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 215 Electronic Diesel Engines (1-9 credits)
Designed to give individuals knowledge of electronic diesel engine controls as they apply to major diesel engine manufacturers. Emphasis is placed on engine sensors, electronic injection systems, and engine operating systems. No prerequisite but students having experience with diesel engines and basic electronics will find it helpful. Course may be taught in modules.

Prerequisite: Must have completed DT 100 and DT 101 and DT 102. Instructor consent required. Class Attribute: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree.

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DT 299 Special Topics in Diesel Mechanics (1-10 credits)
A special topics course in Diesel Technology to serve a variety of needs. Topics are determined by the course instructor.

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