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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Programs Diesel Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

COMING SOON TO OLIVE-HARVEY.

T​he Associate in Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology equips students with the skills necessary to repair and maintain diesel-powered highway, industrial, and marine vehicles and equipment. You will gain more detailed instructions in how diesel maintenance techniques and principles are applied in diagnosing malfunctions and prescribing corrective action. The course work highlights diesel service management, critical thinking and problem solving, theory and skills of refrigeration, electronic and mechanical fuel injection, chassis maintenance, vehicle inspection, tune-up, engine overhaul, transmission repair, brake service, handling hazardous waste and preventative maintenance. You will also be eligible to take the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (NAISE) examinations in heavy truck mechanics, Allison Transmission certification, and Hybrid certification.​​​​​

 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

400

Funding Options

Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

16 CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement. 

Choose World Geography OR Principles of Economics 

Choose Intro to African-American Studies OR Intro to Latin American/Latino Studies OR The Art and Philosophy of the African Continent 

Africana Studies
AFRO AM 101
Introduction to African-American Studies 3
Survey of African-American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective; team-taught course utilizing expertise of African-American Studies staff, embraces five basic categories of the African-American Studies program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Economics
ECON 201
Principles Of Economics I 3
Covers macro or income analysis; includes money, income determination, public finance, and economic development. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Geography
GEOG 101
World Geography 3
Economic, political, and cultural geography of the modern world; includes the people, raw materials, industrial resources, and trade connections of various parts of the earth. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Humanities
HUM 143
Intro to Latin American/Latino Studies 3
This course presents an interdisciplinary study of Latin American cultures, including Latino cultures in the U.S., from literary, artistic and philosophical perspectives. It explores various links between Latino cultures in the U.S. and other Latin American countries through the study of historical and artistic periods, major movements and integrated theories. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright
HUM 215
The Art and Philosophy of the African Continent 3
African culture of the past and present including art, music, literature, history, language, political science and economics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Olive-Harvey
Physical Science
PHY SCI 102
General Course Physical Science 3
Introduction to physics and chemistry; the relationship of matter and energy to physical and chemical changes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Wilbur Wright
PHY SCI 112
General Course II Physical Science 4
Introduction to physics and chemistry; the relationship of matter and energy to physical and chemical changes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 099 or Higher OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

54 CH
Logistics/Transportation/Distr
330TRNS 111
Introduction to Diesel Technology 3
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of basic, personal and shop safety industry requirements for Diesel Technology. In this course the student will learn to identify, use and care for hand and power tools commonly found in the diesel repair industry. Students will gain an understanding of the basic movement and parking procedures of vehicles and equipment. They will also learn about the history of the industry and explore career and employment opportunities in dealerships and independent shops, from maintenance to major overhaul. Additional topics of discussion include hazardous material handling and storage. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 112
Diesel Electrical Systems I 3
This course will include electrical safety practices; tool use; connecting and disconnecting techniques; direct current symbols, components, and schematics; principles of DC voltage and current; Ohm's Law; and troubleshooting, repairing and calibration of electrical/electronic systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111 and 330TRNS 113.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 113
Introduction to Diesel Engine Construction 3
In this course students will learn the fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair including lubrication systems and cooling systems. Emphasis on overhaul of selected engines, identification and inspection, measurements, disassembly, repair and reassembly of the engine. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 114
Diesel Engine Construction I 3
This course will provide students with concepts and skills required for engine construction, tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines. Students will gain an understanding of alphanumeric coding and the integration of additional foundational skills required to identify and repair diesel engines. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111 and 330TRNS 113.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 115
Suspension and Steering 3
This course will introduce students to the basic fundamental skills, technology, and service of automotive suspension and steering systems. Areas of studies include; diagnosis and repair of steering systems, diagnosis and repair of front suspension systems, diagnosis and repair of rear suspension systems, miscellaneous suspension and steering systems, and diagnosis and adjustment of wheel alignment. Group and individual activities engage students in problem-solving techniques and manipulative skills while completing industry related activities. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students will also learn to identify and describe various steering systems used on diesel- powered vehicles and have an opportunity to inspect, diagnose, and repair steering problems. They will make needed repairs on the suspension system and perform wheel alignments. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111 and 330TRNS 113.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 116
Diesel Brakes 3
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the basic principles of brake systems of diesel powered equipment. Emphasis is on maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting. The student will apply knowledge and understanding of the basic theory and operation of the brake systems, diagnose brake components for wear and usability, repair brake components by rebuilding or replacing parts, and adjust brake components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 209
Diesel Electrical Systems II 3
This course will include the study of DC resistance and conductors, principles of DC circuits, fundamentals of alternating current and semiconductors, basic electronic circuits, and digital electronics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 211
Diesel Preventive Maintenance 3
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for all courses in the diesel preventative maintenance and inspection concentration. Areas of study include engine system maintenance, under hood and cab maintenance, electrical/electronic systems, frame and chassis maintenance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 213
Diesel Engine Construction II 3
This course will provide students with concepts and skills required for engine construction, advanced diagnostics of diesel engines, rebuilding and testing, repair of injection pumps and governors; troubleshooting engines and fuel system failures as well as the operation and adjustment of Cummins Pressure-Time System. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 214
Emission Controls 3
This course will provide students with in-depth study of how technology is used in the trucking industry. Current emissions control systems operations, troubleshooting and repair will be thoroughly addressed. Regulatory compliance, electronic vehicle management systems diagnostics, testing and adjustments will be discussed, along with hands on electronic diagnostic systems testing. Various OEM electronic fuel systems and diagnostic software will also be discussed and used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 215
Diesel Engine Performance 3
This course will provide students with theoretical and practical applications needed for the operation, servicing, and troubleshooting of various types of diesel engines. It will include the study of diesel fuels, diesel fuel supply systems, mechanical and electronic injection systems, computerized engine controls, as well as soot particle reductions. Diagnostic tools usage and problem solving to enhance engine performance are also incorporated in to the class. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 216
Heavy Duty Drives I (Manual) 3
This course introduces students to power train systems used on medium/ heavy duty trucks. Topics include: introduction to power trains, clutches and flywheels, powertrain electronic systems, auto-shift mechanical transmissions, power take-offs, trucks drive lines, differentials and final drives, torque converters, and automatic transmissions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 217
Heavy Duty Drives II (Automatic) 3
This course will provide students with theoretical and practical applications of power train systems used on medium and heavy duty trucks. Areas of focus will include power take-offs, truck drive lines, introduction to power trains, clutches and flywheels, powertrain electronic systems, differentials and final drives, torque converters and automatic transmissions. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 218
Heating and Air Conditioning 3
This course introduces systems used in medium/heavy duty trucks and heavy equipment. Classroom instruction on HVAC theory and operation along with local, state, and federal regulations are strongly emphasized. Topics include: HVAC safety, HVAC system theory and operation, A/C system component diagnosis and repair, HVAC system diagnosis and repair, HVAC operating systems and related controls, and refrigeration recovery, recycling, and handling procedures. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 219
Hydraulic Systems 4
This course will provide students with theoretical and practical applications of hydraulic principles into mobile hydraulic circuits. Students will gain an enhanced learning of basic hydraulic components including assembly and disassembly of valves, pumps and cylinders; servicing, diagnosing, and preventive maintenance procedures will be performed on trucks and heavy equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213,214.215,216,218, AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
330TRNS 220
Advanced Diagnostics 4
This course will challenge students and expand upon skills and knowledge learned in previous Diesel Technology-related courses. Students will perform diagnostic testing, and engage in problem-solving techniques and replicate real-world diesel maintenance and repair conditions. Topics include diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced low and high-pressure fuel systems; proper use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment will be addressed. Prepares students for ASE A9 certification test. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 107. Grade of C or better in 330TRNS 111,112,113,114,115, 116,209,211,213,214,215,216,218 AND PHY SCI 112.
Offered at: Olive-Harvey
Mathematics
MATH 107-2
Math For Technicians I 4
Designed to provide mathematical tools for students in terminal technical curricula. Emphasis is on practical aspects of mathematics and less upon the theoretical. Topics include elementary algebra operations, simultaneous and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, logarithms, introduction to trigonometry, vectors, and use of calculator. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey

Additional Requirements

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Program Elective Requirements

  CH

This course is not added in the total minimum credit hours of this program. It can be taken as an optional/elective course. 

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Focus Electives

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