Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Diesel Drivetrains III

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL DRIVETRAINS III

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    13

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    16.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Continuation of DSL 103. Theory and repair of manual transmissions, drive axles, differentials, and drivelines. Introduction to automatic transmissions and their electronic control systems, and auto-shift manual transmissions. Theory and service diagnostics of ABS brakes. Theory and servicing of vehicle air-conditioning systems. Preventative maintenance summary. Develop skills regarding teamwork and customer service with a diverse and multicultural population.


Prerequisite: DSL 103 and WMATH 100 with a "D" or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 154

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. Correctly install and adjust a Power Take Off (PTO) assembly.
  2. Understand and service manual transmissions and drive axles.
  3. Troubleshoot and repair transmission air systems.
  4. Troubleshoot automatic transmissions and follow diagnostic procedures.
  5. Understand theory and diagnostics of auto-shift manual transmissions.
  6. Work as a team member.
  7. Develop customer service skills in regard to a diverse and multicultural population.
  8. Operate A/C equipment safely and troubleshoot A/C system using gauge set.
  9. Recover, recycle, and recharge refrigerant.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Apply knowledge, skills, and methodologies from multiple disciplines.

Course Contents

  1. Familiarization and diagnostics of transmission air systems.
  2. Introduction to PTO systems and their service.
  3. Automatic transmission basics, applied hydraulics, and diagnostics.
  4. PM summary.
  5. Manual transmissions.
  6. Drive axles.
  7. Auto-Shift transmissions.
  8. Teamwork.
  9. Diverse and multicultural population.
  10. A/C fundamentals, theory, and applications.