Diesel and Truck Technology - Denver

DTT109D - Diploma Program

CIP Code: 47.0613
SOC Code: 49-3031

Day/Afternoon/Evening Programs

Lincoln Tech Inc. 2018-12-11T14:17:31-05:00 2018-12-12T16:29:10-05:00 Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Tech,Denver ,Diesel and Truck Technology
Total semester credit hours 63.0
Instructional hours 1560
Weeks to complete - Day Approximately 56 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Afternoon Approximately 56 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)
Weeks to complete - Evening Approximately 106 weeks (including holidays and scheduled breaks)

Program Objective

This program is designed to prepare students for entry into the diesel and truck career field. Students enrolled in this program will learn theory, functions, diagnostics, and repair of diesel engines and truck systems. Using industry standard tools and equipment, students will diagnose and repair electrical and mechanical systems on diesel engines, trucks, and trailers. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate should possess knowledge and versatility in the diesel and truck repair field to qualify for entry-level positions as a mechanic, technician, mechanic’s helper, or a fleet service technician in truck dealerships, fleet maintenance departments, private repair enterprises, or franchised truck repair organizations.Students will be required to complete out-of-class assignments in each course.


Lecture Hours 58
Lab/Shop Hours 62
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102 must precede all automotive/diesel courses.

Course Description

The overall goal of this course is to facilitate a smooth transition to school by engaging the student in curriculum focusing on academic, career, and life skills. Students will make connections with key personnel within the school that will assist with their questions and provide guidance throughout their education. The student will be introduced to automotive systems, industry certifications, and job opportunities. Students will learn essential skills for the vehicle technician including safety, equipment fundamentals, and the proper use of measurement tools such as dial indicators, micrometers, and calipers. The automotive content will be balanced by an emphasis on skills that will enable students to be successful in school and in life. These skills will include time management, financial management, goal setting, learning strategies, career planning, and critical thinking strategies.
Lecture Hours 38
Lab/Shop Hours 82
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

The focus of this course is to provide the student with a detailed study of the modern internal combustion gasoline engine from the basic principles of design and operation to inspection, precision measurement, fitting, and reconditioning, to include engine block, cylinder heads, valve train, cooling systems, coolants, lubricating systems, and engine lubricants. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students learn how to diagnose various engine concerns through visual and auditory inspection. Students will properly disassemble, inspect, measure, troubleshoot, service, and reassemble a gasoline engine. Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) engines are featured in this course with focus on cylinder heads and design, camshafts, and valve trains. Valve timing strategies are emphasized concerning increased performance. Students will learn how to properly select and install manufacturer’s and aftermarket bolt-on engine components to achieve optimum performance. Students will utilize computers and simulation software to select engine components and identify characteristics and benefits of various part combinations. Students test engine component combinations in a simulated environment prior to assembly. During engine assembly, students properly identify, select, and utilize a variety of parts to achieve desired enhancements. Students will setup and conduct engine testing utilizing a dynamometer to demonstrate increased output and performance.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with practical theory in basic and solid state circuitry, including body electrical systems, operation and service of automotive storage batteries, automobile charging systems, starting systems, and lighting systems. Students will evaluate components using both conventional and electronic diagnostic equipment. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose basic electrical, charging, starting, and lighting circuits through the use of diagnostic equipment to include test lights, multimeters, and continuity testers.
Lecture Hours 48
Lab/Shop Hours 72
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with theory and application of automobile air conditioning and heating systems. Students will also be presented with the operation of various automobile accessories to include: power windows, door locks, and seats, and air bag operation and service. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems. Students will learn how to diagnose abnormal operation of air conditioning and heating systems, remove and replace air conditioning and heating system components, and evacuate and recharge automobile air conditioning systems.
Lecture Hours 43
Lab/Shop Hours 77
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service medium and heavy duty diesel engines. Instruction on the operating principles, construction, design variations, and applications of the diesel engines are emphasized. The student will learn how to perform a complete disassembly and assembly of the diesel engine, to include the cylinder head, block and timing gears, by using the instructions in the engine’s manufacturers service manual. They will also learn the proper methods of inspecting, identifying and naming the components to determine serviceability of the components prior to making a repair. This will include learning how to make all the necessary precision measurements required for diagnosing component failure prior to servicing and repair of the engine. The student will learn how to service, repair and diagnose the cooling and lubricating system of diesel engines. The student will learn the different types of coolants as well as additives and how to test for Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCA) to determine if additions to or replacement is needed. Students will learn how to perform coolant tests with different testing equipment. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 52
Lab/Shop Hours 68
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service fuel systems found on diesel powered truck tractors. The student will learn how to perform maintenance, service and repair on diesel fuel systems such as the Common Rail System, Detroit Diesel Electronic Controls (DDEC), different Cummins Systems, and International HEUI systems. The student will learn how to perform tune-ups on diesel engines by following manufacturer’s service procedures and specifications. The student will learn how to identify the different exhaust compounds from a diesel engine and define the ones that are classified as pollutants. The student will learn about the various manufacturers’ exhaust aftertreatment systems. The student will learn how to perform an opacity smoke test and correlate the test results to engine performance and possible component failure. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 43
Lab/Shop Hours 77
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service the drive trains found on diesel powered truck tractors. The student will learn how to identify the components of a heavy duty clutch system. Students will learn how to diagnose a clutch system for wear and damage and give the possible causes of specific clutch defects. The student will learn how to remove and replace a heavy duty truck clutch system. The student will learn how to identify and describe the various gear designs and shift mechanisms used in heavy duty trucks. The student will also learn how to calculate both the gear pitch and gear ratios in a heavy duty drive line. The student will learn how to disassemble and reassemble a heavy duty transmission, differential and power divider as well as learning how to service the heavy duty drive line components in maintaining the correct lubricant and the level of lubricant in the system. The student will also learn how to perform basic diagnostic procedures on an automated standard transmission. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 58
Lab/Shop Hours 62
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to service heavy duty truck steering and suspension systems. The student will learn how to identify, diagnosis, service, repair, and adjust as necessary; the components of a heavy duty truck steering system to include toe-in, camber, caster, axle inclination, turning radius and axle alignment and how they affect tire wear, directional stability and handling. The student will learn how to balance truck tires and wheels and perform a wheel alignment to include the rear axle(s) by using computerized wheel alignment equipment The student will learn how to service the major tire and wheel configurations used on heavy duty trucks. Students will learn how to perform bearing and seal service on both grease lubricated and oil lubricated front and rear hubs. The student will learn how to perform the basic checks for frame alignment and geometry and how the frame and chassis components are repaired. The student will learn how to service, repair and replace if necessary, the components on the four types of suspension systems. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 58
Lab/Shop Hours 62
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course has been designed to provide comprehensive information on air and hydraulic brake systems as they apply to medium heavy duty transport vehicles. The student will learn to identify, locate, and diagnose the components of the truck brake systems, as it applies to hydraulic, air over hydraulic, or air brake systems. The student will learn to perform maintenance, service, and repair of brake system components on medium and heavy duty truck. The student will learn to identify, locate, diagnose, service, and repair as necessary, components of ABS, EBS systems on a heavy duty truck and trailer. The student will learn to use LED lights and blink codes to assist them in diagnosing problems with the ABS, EBS systems. The student will learn how to perform maintenance, service, repair, and overhaul of disc and drum brakes as it applies to hydraulic, air over hydraulic, and air brake systems found on medium and heavy duty trucks. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 51
Lab/Shop Hours 69
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102, AT103

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills and knowledge required to identify, service, and repair the different types of electrical and electronic circuits found on late model medium and heavy duty trucks. Operation, diagnosis, and service of the trucks computer systems will be emphasized. The student will learn to apply Ohm’s law to series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and how data is transmitted from the various engine, body, and electronic system sensors to onboard computers that control fuel management, driveability performance, and driver comfort systems. The student will learn how to diagnose and service electrical and electronic systems using wiring diagrams, manufacturer service manuals, and specialized diagnostic equipment. The student will learn how to properly identify, disassemble, repair as necessary, and assemble connectors and wiring on medium and heavy duty trucks. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 70
Lab/Shop Hours 50
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is an introduction to welding and basic hydraulics. The student will learn how to take the necessary safety precautions as they pertain to cutting, welding and hydraulics. They will learn how to weld with a MIG welder. The student will also learn how to use an oxyacetylene combination torch to cut metal. The student will learn how to diagnose the basic operation of a hydraulic system to include giving a description of the operation and the diagnostic procedures for all of the components in a hydraulic system. The student will study Pascal’s Law and the Bernoulli’s Principle of hydraulics as they pertain to the repair industry. The student will learn how to properly repair the basic hydraulic system in a hydraulic shop. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 45
Lab/Shop Hours 75
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 5.0
Prerequisites IN102, All Diesel Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform service, maintenance, and PM Inspection on medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. The student will learn the proper procedures that must be taken to perform a PM Inspection including the completion of PM Inspection forms. The student will learn how a well-planned preventive maintenance program can reduce repair cost and increase the life of the truck, trailer, and other associated equipment. The student will learn how to properly inspect, lubricate, and repair or replace as necessary; components of the truck drive line as well as checking for proper driveline angles and balance. The student will learn how to perform the proper service, maintenance, repairs and inspection procedures on the trailers lighting system, wheels, tires, brakes and other safety related components as required by law. The student will learn how to disassemble, inspect, service, and reassemble, the fifth wheel. Students will learn how to properly perform the necessary service and maintenance procedures related to pintle hooks and drawbars. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.
Lecture Hours 24
Lab/Shop Hours 96
Total Hours 120
Total Credits 3.0
Prerequisites IN102

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the students with exposure to an actual shops environment, procedures, and protocol by applying prominent skills obtained in previous courses. Emphasis is placed on the removal and replacement of both engines and transaxles. Methods of securing future employment and the preparation of resumes are highlighted. Knowledge testing and skills application are highlighted among the topics. Students will learn how to complete repair orders containing customer and vehicle information and corrective action. Students will learn how to research vehicle service information with computer and internet based electronic retrieval systems.


Notes:

IN102 – Driving Your Performance must precede all courses.
Course numbers are for reference only. The sequence of course offerings may vary depending on scheduling needs.

The listing of credits is not meant to imply that credits can be transferred into college or other private career school programs. Transfer credits are at the sole discretion of the receiving school.


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