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Mobile Equipment

BDSL102 Applied Hydraulics
3 Credits
The principles of mobile equipment hydraulic systems will be taught using an applied approach. Topics covered will include a study of hydraulic fluids, graphic symbols and schematic interpretation. An applied systems approach will be used to discuss pumps, control valves, actuators, and other components.

BDSL111 Introduction to Mobile Equipment Technology
(2 Credits)
Students will be introduced to the numerous career paths in this industry and will job shadow technicians at area businesses. Work-site ethics and safety will be discussed. Students will explore strategies for critical reading of service reference material and will be introduced to types of fasteners and proper torque processes.

BDSL113 Heavy-Duty Electrical Systems
(4 Credits)
Students will explore electrical systems common to most diesel-powered equipment. Topics will include cranking, charging, lighting and accessory circuits. Students will also be introduced to electronic control modules used in electronically controlled systems. Use of programming and diagnostic equipment, such as the pro-link 2000, will be investigated. (Prerequisite: BPHY113)

BDSL115 Diesel Power Systems
(4 Credits)
This course serves as an introduction to diesel operating theory, nomenclature, maintenance, overhaul and troubleshooting procedures. Students will learn about various secondary systems, such as fuel injection, air induction, exhaust, cooling and lubrication.

BDSL117 Fuel and Emission Systems
(4 Credits)
This course is an introduction to fuel and emission systems. Course will cover operating theory, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting techniques. Break the fuel system down to its individual components and discuss the functions of each. Define the causes of emissions and its harmful effects. Explain the role of emission controlling devices used in current HD trucks and equipment. The lab will allow the hands-on approach in which we will work as teams and/or individuals to apply the theory, operating principle, and identify the components of the fuel and emission systems.

BDSL118 Heavy-Duty Air Conditioning Systems
(2 Credits)
An introduction to the operating principles of mobile equipment air conditioning systems, stressing safe handling of refrigerants. Students will learn proper procedures for discharging, evacuation and recharging heavy-duty air conditioning systems. Unit troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair will be emphasized.

BDSL119 Cooperative Education
(1 Credit)
Provides the opportunity for the student to utilize learned course competencies in a real life setting. Provides supplemental laboratory experience on an extensive array of equipment and processes. (Prerequisites: BDSL111, 113, 115, 117)

BDSL211 Heavy-Duty Power Trains
(4 Credits)
An introduction to the theory and operation of heavy-duty vehicle power trains. This course explores the principles of torque multiplication in transmissions, differential carriers and final drives. Clutches, torque converters and drivelines will also be covered.This course also explores the theory and operation of countershaft and planetary power shift transmissions used in today's off-highway equipment. Students will also examine planetary final drives and differential carriers used in heavy equipment.

BDSL213 Heavy-Duty Chassis & Brake Systems
(4 Credits)
Introduction to the theory, operation, adjustment and maintenance of off-highway equipment frames tracks, steering and brake systems. Function, inspection, and maintenance of suspension, frame and steering components including alignment of system components using laser alignment equipment.

BDSL214 Welding I
(2 Credits)
A basic welding course including safety, proper use of equipment, gas welding theory and arc welding theory. Lab work will focus on arc welding practice in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions.

BDSL216 Mobile Hydraulics I
(4 Credits)
This course provides the student with an in-depth study of open and closed hydraulic systems. Students will study various systems used in mobile equipment today. Troubleshooting using schematics and test equipment will be the focus. (Prerequisite: BPHY215)

BDSL217 On-Highway Brake Systems
(3 Credits)
Students will study brake concept along with basic air, brake foundation and anti-lock brake systems. Emphasis will be on proper diagnosis, repair and adjustment of heavy-duty brake systems used in today's on-highway trucks.

BDSL219 Failure Analysis
(3 Credits)
The fundamentals of determining causes of failure of components of diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems and chassis will be investigated. Students will be expected to evaluate causes of failure and write technical reports explaining the diagnosis and corrective measures.

BDSL220 Vehicle Inspection and CDL
(3 Credits)
Requirements for federal annual inspection of heavy trucks will be studied. Students will also study for the Commercial Drivers License written exams.

BDSL221 Welding II
(2 Credits)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge and skill acquired in the basic welding course. It will provide training necessary to make multiple pass fillet and square groove welds in all positions. (Prerequisite: BDSL214)

BDSL222 Mobile Hydraulics II
(3 Credits)
The focus of this course will be problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques. Students will be introduced to hydrostatic drive theory and operation. Technical problems will be assigned for diagnosis where the student will solve and write technical reports on each assignment. (Prerequisites: BDSL216, BPHY215)

BDSL224 Senior Project I
(1 Credit)
The senior project is a yearlong analysis and repair of a piece of mobile equipment. BDSL224 is the first half of this project, which will continue in the spring with BDSL225. Each student will complete a detailed shop project. The student must successfully troubleshoot, evaluate the repair and recommend and perform the repair. The student must present the instructors with bi-weekly services reports documenting project progress.

BDSL225 Senior Project II
(1 Credit)
During this continuance of BDSL224, the students must completed the repair and present their conclusions in a technical report and an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: BDSL 224)

BDSL226 Electronic Troubleshooting
(2 Credits)
This course is a more in-depth study of electronic troubleshooting techniques on various electrical systems including transmission, hydraulic, engine, emission, and climate control systems. Students will utilize digital multi-meters, basic hand tools, and specialized diagnostic tooling to test, verify, and evaluate various electrical components. Students will become familiar with service information systems (SIS) and electronic service tools (EST) that are utilized by various heavy duty truck and equipment manufacturers.

BDSL227 Heavy-Duty Chassis Brake and Climate Control Systems
(5 Credits)
This course will explore chassis frame, suspension, and undercarriage systems utilized in both on & off highway equipment. Undercarriage wear patterns and service options on track type equipment will be discussed. Students will learn how undercarriage components are measured ultrasonically and view many different wear patterns. This class will study brake theory along with basic brake foundation, antilock, air system, diagnostics and servicing of heavy duty on-highway brake systems. Also covered will be air over hydraulic and multiple wet disc systems used in off-highway equipment. Climate control consisting of operating theory, maintenance, testing, and troubleshooting techniques of HVAC will be explored. Students will learn to safely use testing equipment to diagnose and re-charge A/C systems.

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