Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Diesel Truck Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5591

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

ACE program – 17 months in length.

The Diesel Truck Technology program gives graduates training in diesel truck and diesel-powered equipment maintenance and repair. Courses include engine repair, welding, electricity and electronics, air conditioning, powertrains, mechanical and electronic fuel systems, air brakes, truck and trailer suspensions, and trailer service and repair.

Career opportunities: shop technicians, shop foremen, sales associates and sales managers, service managers, parts technicians and parts managers.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AGM-113

Hydraulics I

3

AGM-124

Technical Procedures for Power Mechanics

3

DSL-345

Truck Engines

3

DSL-355

Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines

3

MAT-715

Industrial Math I

3

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

AGM-406

Fundamentals of Power Transfer

3

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

DSL-143

Fundamentals of Electricity

3

DSL-543

Truck Clutches

3

WEL-331

Welding Fundamentals

2

–––––––

Communication elective

3

 

 

17

Summer Term

DSL-156

Truck Electronics

3

DSL-308

Cooling Systems

2

DSL-630

Air Brakes and ABS

2

DSL-642

Steering and Suspension

2

DSL-802

Trailer Servicing

3

IND-155

Microcomputer Applications

2

 

 

14

Third Semester (Fall)

AGM-414

Fundamentals of Air Conditioning

2

AGM-422

Diesel Fuel Systems

4

AGM-932

Internship

2

DSL-424

EFI Engine Systems

4

–––––––

Commercial Driver’s License (recommended)

0

–––––––

Humanities or History/Cultures course

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

64

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