Course Descriptions


DTEC 109 Air Conditioning for Diesel Technology (2 credits)

A lecture, discussion and lab-type course covering the design and principles of operations of various air conditioning systems, including agriculture, construction and trucking equipment. Work in lab consists of leak detecting, evacuation, reclaiming, charging, component
comprehension, electrical systems and troubleshooting for various units. This is a half-semester course. (F, S)

DTEC 115 Introduction to Light and Medium Duty Engines (4)

A theory and lab course covering rebuilding of heavy duty gas and light- and medium-duty diesel engines. Students will troubleshoot, disassemble, rebuild and assemble an engine during this class. Learning modules include measurement fundamentals, basic engine
operating principals, cylinder and piston service, cylinder head rebuilding and valve reconditioning, crankshaft and bearing service, and lubrication and cooling systems. Engines designed for the use of alternative fuels such as LPG and CNG are also covered. This class is a prerequisite for DTEC 215, CIH 215 and JDAT 215. This is an eight-week course. It is offered the first and second eight weeks of both semesters. (F, S)

DTEC 125 Introduction to Heavy Duty Drive Systems (4)

A lecture and lab type course which provides the student with theory and hands-on operation and repair of shop safety, operation, bearing seals, heavy duty steer axles, drive axles, medium and heavy-duty truck suspension, wheel end assemblies, and braking systems. Heavy duty vehicle inspection is also covered in this course. (F, S)

DTEC 155 Electricity for Diesel Technology (4)

An introductory lab/theory class in electrical fundamentals. A practical approach to the study of electricity including Ohm’s Law, power, series and parallel circuits, direct and alternating current, with a strong emphasis on diagrams and troubleshooting. This class is designed for technicians in the Diesel Technology field. (F, S)

DTEC 164 Introduction to Mobile Hydraulics (4)

This course is a study of hydraulic system fundamentals and various components used in a typical mobile hydraulic system. Component disassembly and reassembly will take place to aid in the understanding of component and system operation. Various components will be tested on a test bench to help the student understand how the components contribute to the overall operation of the system and will be used to evaluate the students’ performance. Experiments will be performed on lab equipment to aid in the understanding of mobile hydraulic principles. This is a half semester course. (F, S)

KMTS 106 Introduction to Komatsu Service (3)

This course introduces the student to the Komatsu organization and the different parts of the company. Instruction and lab experiences in the shop include MSHA safety, forklift training, shop operations and operational policies followed by the dealership service department.
Included will be discussion on KOMTRAX, publications, tech manuals and other literature specific to Komatsu products. This course will also introduce the student to the Komatsu Service Certification program. The students will plan a class trip to the Komatsu Training Center at Cartersville, GA to be scheduled sometime in their second year of study.

KMTS 110 Komatsu Internship I (4)

The student will receive on-the-job experience at a Komatsu dealership. This will consist of performing basic repair procedures in the service department. The internship will occur during the fourth eight weeks of the first year.

KMTS 210 Komatsu Internship II (5)

The student will receive on-the-job experience at a Komatsu dealership. This will consist of performing basic repair procedures in the service department. The internship will occur during the first eight weeks of the second year.

KMTS 215 Komatsu Engine and Fuel Systems (4)

A theory and lab course covering the construction, operating principals, cylinder and piston service, valve service, crankshaft and bearing service, lubrication systems, rebuilding procedures, measurement fundamentals, performance and engine troubleshooting associated with Komatsu engines. Fuel system identification, theory of operation and troubleshooting of fuel systems will also be covered in this course. This is an 8-week course. Prerequisite: TECH 115.

KMTS 220 Komatsu Internship III (6)

The student will receive on-the-job experience at a Komatsu dealership. This will consist of performing basic repair procedures in the service department. The internship will occur during the third eight weeks of the second year.

KMTS 225 Komatsu Powertrains and Undercarriage (4)

A Lab/Lecture course covering the powertrain systems used in Komatsu equipment. Mechanical shift and power shift transmissions will be covered in this course. Students will disassemble, reassemble, adjust and test these components found on Komatsu construction equipment. This course also introduces the student to undercarriage and drive systems used on different Komatsu Track machines. Also covered are final drives and braking systems used in Komatsu track and wheel equipment.

KMTS 255 Komatsu Electrical/Electronics (4)

A Lab/Lecture course covering electrical and electronic systems for the engine, hydraulics, machine controls and Tier 4 emission systems as applied to Komatsu construction equipment. Techniques of circuit diagnostics will be demonstrated with electrical schematics. The
function, operation, and testing of Komatsu equipment will be covered with the Electronic Service Tools. Microprocessor operation including inputs and outputs are explained and covered. Circuits including lighting, accessory, safety instrumentation and gauges are tested. This course will include all Komatsu construction equipment.

KMTS 265 Komatsu Advanced Hydraulic Systems (4)

A lab/lecture course covering the diagnostics, service and repair of the hydraulic functions on Komatsu construction equipment. Open-Center, closed center and load sensing systems are covered as well as steering, hydrostatic drives and hydraulic functions of Komatsu equipment.

 MFGT 110 Industrial Shop Practices (2)

An introduction to the procedures and practices used to develop fundamental industrial shop skills. Students enrolled in this class will learn and apply a variety of practical skills used to aid in any entry-level industrial mechanical service occupation. The topics covered in
this course are: general shop safety; Oxy-fuel torch and MIG welding set-up and operation; basic metallurgy and material identification; identification of SAE and ISO metric measuring systems; fastener types/grades identification/applications; identification of twist drills and 4
systems of sizes; identification/application of hand taps; hacksaw blade identification/installation; metal working file identification/operation; drill press/hand drill safety/identification/operation; drill grinding gage application; practical use of micrometers/dial caliper/dial indicator/depth micrometer; Heli-coil insert identification/installation; broken bolt removal practices; soldering application; and mechanical/hydraulic arbor press safety and operation.

ENGL 105 Technical Communications (3 credits)

This course concentrates on business correspondence, informal report writing, technical communication, job preparation, and oral presentation. (F, S, Su, O)

ENGL 110 College Composition I (3)

An introduction to college-level writing as a process of drafting, revising and editing. This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, thinking and research skills as students write for a variety of audiences and purposes. Students will receive guided instruction in the writing process as they begin writing based on personal experiences. An introduction to proper crediting of source material and research will occur toward the end of the course. Prerequisite: Placement test. (F, S, Su, O) ND:ENGL MATH 120 Basic Mathematics I (2) A review of whole numbers, fractions and decimal numbers in conjunction with the fundamental application of ratios, rates, unit rates, proportions and percents in solving everyday problems. The application of business and consumer mathematics such as simple and compound
interest, purchasing and checkbook reconciliation. (F, S, Su)

MATH 123 Basic Mathematics II (2)

This course introduces statistical data reading and calculating. Problem-solving applications involving U.S. and Metric measurements. Application of direct measurement, perimeter, area, and volumes and fundamental geometry. (F, S, Su)

MATH 125 Basic Mathematics III (2)

Basic concepts and features of beginning algebra with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. Topics include properties of real and rational numbers, arithmetic operations of numbers and expressions, translating verbal expressions to variable expressions,
formula manipulations and application of word problems. (F, S, Su) CIS 101 Computer Literacy (2) This course is designed to provide non-Computer Science majors with an introductory-level course in computer usage. It is a hands-on course and provides an overview of microcomputer applications including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Internet Explorer. (Credit awarded for CIS 101 or CSCI 116, not both.) (F, S, Su, O) ND:COMPSC

PSYC 100 Human Relations in Organizations (2)

An examination of human relations in business and industry with an emphasis on how people can work effectively in groups to satisfy both organizational and personal goals. Motivation, emotional and mental health, communication techniques and coping with stress are explored. Activities are used to encourage the application of concepts to enhance personal growth and insight and to increase social skills. (F, S, Su-upon demand, O) ND:SS

FYE 101 Science of Success (1)

This is a practical one-credit course meant to help provide the tools and skills necessary to get a strong start in the transition to the NDSCS campus and to college life. Topics covered in the class include time management, money management, study skills, wellness, and much more. (F, S, O)

HPER 210 First Aid and CPR (2) 

Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to an emergency; to call for help, to help keep someone alive, to reduce pain, and to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. This course is outlined by the American Heart Association and will follow those guidelines. Certification cards are given upon request and only after successfully completing the course. The student must score at or above the 84th percentile on all written exams for certification. (F, S, O)