Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Diesel Drivetrains I

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL DRIVETRAINS I

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    102

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9.75

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to the diesel industry with an emphasis on safety. Introduction to heavy-duty vehicle drivetrain systems. Theory of bearings and seals. Wheel bearing theory and adjustment. Theory, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle foundation brake and air system components.


Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in DSL 101 or 201; CSS 103 or concurrently enrolled.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 99

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Successfully complete a safety assessment.
  2. Understand Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  3. Adjust preload/endplay on bearing assemblies.
  4. Properly service foundation drum and disc air brakes.
  5. Understand and troubleshoot truck air brake systems.
  6. Understand and practice customer communication skills and techniques with a diverse and multicultural population.
  7. Work with fellow students in a team environment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Safety training.
  2. General bearing and seal construction and application.
  3. Foundation brake service.
  4. Truck air brake systems.
  5. Introduction to preventative maintenance.
  6. Customer service skills and teamwork.