Academics

    DHM

    DHM 101  Introduction to Diesel Engines  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is an introduction to diesel engine design and operation principles.

    DHM 105  Diesel Engines I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: DHM 101, DHM 125
    This course covers the basic study of diesel engine design and operating principles.

    DHM 107  Diesel Equipment, Service & Diagnosis  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a study of heavy vehicle systems with emphasis on preventive maintenance, problem diagnosis, and repair procedures.

    DHM 108  Diesel Engine Tune-Up  (1-3-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DHM 101
    This course is a study of diesel engine tune-up principles and practices. Students will explore ways to minimize overall operational costs, as well as the use of aftermarket add-on equipment such as performance electronic computer chips, high output turbochargers, and custom exhaust installation.

    DHM 121  Introduction to Diagnostic Testing  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite: DHM 173
    This course is an introduction to basic theory and practical application of diagnostic testing equipment in trouble-shooting procedures. Content includes the study of diagnostic software and generic diagnostic readers for all major engine manufacturers.  Students will utilize diagnostic testing equipment in a simulated environment to determine the appropriate repairs for a unit.

    DHM 125  Diesel Fuel Systems  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is a basic study of diesel engine fuel systems including pumps, governors, and injectors.

    DHM 151  Drive Trains  (3-3-4)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course is a study of the theory and repair of drive train systems.

    DHM 155  Power Trains  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course covers the theory and repair of transmission drive shafts and differentials.

    DHM 171  Introduction to Heavy Equipment Welding  (1-6-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course introduces the proper welding techniques utilized to alter a sub-frame, alter a unit, or add additional equipment to improve payload space, safety, or location.

    DHM 173  Electrical Systems I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a study of basic electrical theory as applied to truck and heavy equipment batteries, starters, and alternators. 

    DHM 205  Diesel Engines II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DHM 105
    This course covers the practical application of diesel engine repair, including engine disassembly, unit repair, reassembly, and testing.

    DHM 216 Medium Diesel Engines (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: DHM 101, DHM 125
    This course is the study of major manufacturers' configuration of medium diesel engines, diagnostic adjustment and settings, specific exhaust turbo performance settings, and reassembly techniques.

    DHM 225  Electronic Fuel Systems  (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  DHM 125
    This course covers the theory and practical application of electronic fuel power systems.

    DHM 231  Diesel Air Conditioning  (1-3-2)
    Offered Summer Semester
    This course is a study of diesel air conditioning theory, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair procedures.

    DHM 251  Suspension and Steering  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is a study of steering systems, suspension systems, and basic front-end alignment techniques.

    DHM 255  Air Brake Systems  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course is a study of air compressors, valves, electrical controls and brake designs as applicable to modern trucks.

    DHM 258 Chassis and Frame Alignment (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  DHM 151, DHM 171
    Co-requisites: DHM 121, DHM 255
    This course is a study of the principles of fabricating, heat treating, straightening, and aligning of chassis systems.

    DHM 260  Fluid Power Systems  (1-3-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    This course introduces the principles of fluid power systems for diesel trucks and heavy equipment units. Topics include installation, routing, and set up of payload mounted equipment to the vehicle.

    DHM 262 ABS and TCS Brake Systems (1-3-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites: DHM 121, DHM 255
    This course is a study of the theory and practical application of ABS (Automatic Braking Systems) and TCS (Traction Control Systems) for truck safety systems.

    DHM 265 Hydraulic Systems (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite: DHM 260
    This course is a study of the theory, application, testing, and repair of diesel and heavy equipment hydraulic systems.

    DHM 271 Auxiliary Power Units (1-3-2)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites: DHM 101, DHM 121, DHM 231, DHM 255, DHM 260, DHM 262
    This course is a study of auxiliary power units, including application, placement, installation, and diagnostics.

    DHM 272 Trailer Technology (3-3-4)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisites:  DHM 121, DHM 255, DHM 262
    This course is a study of the theory and practical application of service, repair, and maintenance of common road trailer units.

    DHM 273  Electrical Systems II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  DHM 173
    This course covers advanced electrical/electronic controls for diesel trucks and heavy equipment.  Troubleshooting and repair techniques are included.