Areas of Instruction

We have a very comprehensive training program, running two academic years in length. During that time, instruction and hands on experience will be offered in the following areas: 

Engine Repair You will completely disassemble, examine, critique parts, reassemble, test and troubleshoot a typical heavy diesel engine. In the classroom you will learn the components, their functions and relations to other components, and general engine theory.
Fuel Systems Functions, calibration, rebuilding, troubleshooting and theory of mechanical and electronically controlled fuel systems.
Electrical & Electronics You can't have hi-tech equipment without it. The how and why from batteries, starting, charging, lighting and controls to computerized engine control systems.
Hydraulics Pumps, motors, control valves, diagnostics, design and operation of the modern hydraulic system.
Transmissions,Drive trains Operation, rebuild, and servicing of a variety of different types and styles of transmissions used in the diesel industry.
Air conditioning Theory, operation, diagnostics and repair of a typical vehicular air conditioning system. We also cover alternative refrigerants used in the diesel industry, as well as system conversion to R134a.
Diagnostics and Troubleshooting To repair anything, you must first be able to identify the problem. This is where your interpretation and application of theory show you where that problem is. This topic is stressed throughout the entire program.
Preventive Maintenance One of the biggest areas of concentrated effort in fleets and owner/operators is keeping it from breaking. The planning, implementation and reasons of PM is what this is all about.

In addition to the subjects described above, we also have on an unscheduled basis, numerous visits from industry representatives and prospective employers who present informal seminars on related topics and new technology.



 


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