Heavy Equipment Maintenance (HET)

Courses

HET 110. Diesel Engines. 6.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-9.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces theory, design, terminology, and operating adjustments for diesel engines. Emphasis is laced on safety, theory of operation, inspection, measuring, and rebuilding diesel engines according to factory specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair diesel engines.

HET 114. Power Trains. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces power transmission devices. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, research specifications, repair, and adjust power train components.

HET 115. Electronic Engines. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of electronically controlled diesel engines. Emphasis is placed on testing and adjusting diesel engines in accordance with manufacturere' specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, test, and calibrate electronically controlled diesel engines.

HET 125. Preventive Maintenance. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces preventive maintenance practices used on medium and heavy duty vehicles and rolling assemblies. Topics include preventive maintenance schedules, services, DOT rules and regulations, and road ability. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and follow a preventive maintenance schedule as directed by manufacturers.

HET 126. Preventive Maintenance Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance preventive maintenance practices used on medium and heavy duty vehicles and rolling assemblies. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in HET 125. upon completion, students should be able to to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in HET 125.

Corequisites: Take HET 125

HET 128. Medium/Heavy Duty Tune Up. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces tune-up and troubleshooting according to manufacturers' specifications. Topics include troubleshooting engine systems, tune-up procedures, and use and care of special test tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair engines and components using appropriate diagnostic equipment.

HET 230. Air Brakes. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the operation and design of air braking systems used on trucks. Topics include safety, governors, compressors, and supporting systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, disassemble, inspect, repair, and reassemble air brake systems.

HET 231. Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course covers the theory and repair of braking systems used in medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include air, hydraulic, and ABS system diagnosis and repair. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adust, and repair braking systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles.

HET 232. Medium/Heavy Duty Brake Systems Lab. 1.0 Credit. Class-0.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the skills for troubleshooting, adjusting, and repairing brake systems on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented in HET 231. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in HET 231.

Corequisites: Take HET 231

HET 233. Suspension and Steering. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the theory and principles of medium and heavy duty steering and suspension systems. Topics include wheel and tire problems, frame members, fifth wheel, bearings, and coupling systems. Upon completion, students should be able to troubleshoot, adjust, and repair suspension and steering components on medium and heavy duty vehicles.