High Speed Diesel Service – Concentration

In this program, emphasis is on the principles of diesel operation and fuel systems. The focus will be on diesel engine performance, electronic fuel injection, and diesel fundamentals. This concentration prepares students for employment in the transportation industry with a focus
on diesel repair.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 17
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15

REQUIRED COURSES

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AUT 101 General Service 2

This course is designed for those who wish to explore the automotive service technician occupation. Introductory exposure to the various service areas is provided, along with student participation of various service tasks.

AUT 102 Engine Performance I 4 ENG 085*and MAT 020* or higher

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile’s ignition and emission systems. Service procedures include scope analysis, compression testing, cylinder leak-down testing, component testing with digital multimeters and lab scopes, tune-up, and troubleshooting of the various systems. The combination of AUT 102 and 103 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examinations required for mechanic licensing.

AUT 103 Engine Performance II 4 AUT 102

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile’s fuel and computerized engine control systems. Service procedures include fuel pressure testing, fuel injector testing, exhaust gas analysis, scan tool usage, component testing with digital multimeters and lab scopes, and troubleshooting of the various systems. The combination of AUT 102 and 103 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examinations required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 112 Electrical Systems I 3 ENG 085*and MAT 020*

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile’s electrical system. Service procedures include basic electrical testing using test lights and multimeters, reading basic electrical schematics, battery service, starter service, alternator service, and troubleshooting the various systems. The combination of AUT 112 and 113 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing.

AUT 118 Diesel Fundamentals 2 ENG 085* and MAT 020*

This course is designed for those who wish to explore modern automotive and light truck diesel engines. This will include a study of diesel operating principles, fuel systems, engine construction, sub-systems, diesel maintenance and diagnosis. Shop time will include disassembly, exploration and reassembly of compact diesel engines.

AUT 248 Diesel Engine Performance 2 AUT 118

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the compact diesel fuel and emission systems. This will include the study of diesel fuel, diesel fuel supply systems, high pressure mechanical and electronic fuel injection systems, computerized engine controls, exhaust gas recirculation valves, exhaust emissions, and soot particle reduction. Shop time will include using diesel fuel systems simulators, scan tool usage for diagnosis of fuel and emission system problems, and work on a diesel powered pick-up truck.