HVDD 0000 Diesel/Heavy Duty Technology Orientation0 Hours
HVDD 1037 Introduction to Diesel/Heavy Duty Technology60 Hours

Introduction to Diesel/Heavy Duty Technology provides students a basic introduction to the world of Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles, along with basic information about careers available in the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry, including the various classifications of jobs and the skills and certifications to hold them. In addition, you will also receive training in safety, personal protection equipment, first-aid, the use of basic tools and shop equipment, fasteners, locking devices and lifting equipment. You will be required to pass a safety exam before they are allowed to work in the shop.

Course Objectives

  • Define the Davis Tech Diesel/Heavy Duty Program Course requirements (i.e. assignment submissions, reading assignments, shop activities, etc.)
  • Identify Career Paths, Employability Skills and Workplace Practices as they relate to industry.
  • Identify safety procedures common to a shop environment
  • Identify basic tools and lubricants used in the industry.
  • Identify and understand different fasteners and locking devices
  • Demonstrate how to use the following:
    • Pressure Washer
    • Electric machinery (drill press, cut off saws, electric hand drills, etc.)
    • Measuring instruments
    • Torque wrenches
    • Shop Manuals
    • Reusable Fittings
  • Demonstrate how to properly charge a battery
  • Demonstrate basic welding and explain the use of different welders
HVDD 1202 Heavy Duty Brakes90 Hours

This course provides theory and hands-on experience for students on heavy duty braking systems. The course will cover maintenance and repair of wheels and tires, hubs and wheel bearings, air brake systems, drum and rotor brakes, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), and hydraulic braking systems. Students will be required to maintain, service, and replace wheels and tires, bearings and hubs, air brake components and a variety of braking systems, troubleshoot and repair of the anti-lock braking system.

Course Objectives

  • Using the brake training board, examine how to move and manage the brake parts and explain how the parts work.
  • Demonstrate removal, service, and replacement of the following truck components according to industry standards:
    • Front and Dual Wheels
    • Grease and Oil Bearings
    • Air Compressor
    • Brakes (Drum/Rotor)
    • Air Chambers
    • ABS Components
HVDD 1301 Suspension and Steering60 Hours

This course provides theory and hands-on experience for students on the maintenance and repair of front axles, alignment, truck frames, suspension system, steering system, and coupling devices. Students will receive training on front end components, steering components, frame and suspension components, coupling devices, and alignment. Students will be required to maintain, remove and replace suspension and steering components.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the components of the steering and suspension system.
  • Demonstrate how to remove and replace the following components according to industry standards:
    • Kingpins
    • Tie rods
    • Front leaf springs
    • Steering gear box
    • Steering pump
    • Z-Spring
    • Torque Rod
    • Shock Absorber
    • Air Bag
    • Leveling Valve
    • Cab Air Bag
    • Fifth Wheel
  • Demonstrate how to perform a steering gear overhaul for a power steering gear
  • Demonstrate how to calculate ride height
  • Demonstrate how to perform a fifth wheel rebuild
HVDD 1501 Electricity and Electronics90 Hours

This course will provide theory and hands-on training on principals of electricity, basic electrical components, sensors, and circuits. Students will receive training on basic electrical circuits, sensors, components, wiring schematics, multi-meters. Students will be required to build electrical circuits, test electrical circuits, and sensors using wiring schematics and proper testing equipment and methods.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basic components of atoms
  • Describe the current flow of electricity and what enhances or inhibits that flow
  • Demonstrate how to build and prove your understanding of: simple, series, parallel and relayed circuits. Trouble shoot varies fault types within these circuits
  • Demonstrate the use of ammeters, ohmmeters, and voltmeters to diagnose and repair issues in electrical systems
  • Demonstrate how to properly make repairs to an electrical circuit using various methods
  • Identify the components of a wiring diagram, demonstrate how to follow a circuit through a wiring diagram and properly troubleshoot a circuit using a wiring diagram
  • Demonstrate how to properly identify, maintain and test heavy duty batteries
  • Demonstrate how to properly disassemble, test, and reassemble the alternator and ensure proper operation
  • Demonstrate how to disassemble, test, and reassemble small and large truck starter motors
HVDD 1060 Preventive Maintenance Inspection60 Hours

Preventative Maintenance and Inspection introduces students to the service and preventive maintenance practices commonly found within the trucking industry. Students will inspect and perform maintenance on basic truck systems including cab and hood, engine systems, electrical systems, frame and steering components and identify the repairs that would be required during these services.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the parts of a class 8 heavy duty truck and explain how a technician inspects and services them
  • Demonstrate how to properly inspect the following vehicle systems according to industry standards:
    • Air Cleaner
    • Air Spring
    • Air Bag
    • Battery
    • Cab Controls
    • Engine Compartment
    • Fifth Wheel
    • Lubrication Levels
    • Under Vehicle
    • Water Pump and Cooling System
  • Demonstrate how to properly perform the following complete inspections according to industry standards:
    • Pm-A
    • Pm-B
    • Pm-C
    • Preventive Maintenance Service and repairs
MATH 1000 Math I60 Hours

Students apply the correct mathematical operation to solve practical problems. Students use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems. Students are introduced to the basics of measurement, geometry, averages, probability, patterns and simple equations.

Course Objectives

  • Use number sense to compare, round, order and apply number patterns
  • Use whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents to solve practical problems
  • Calculate measurements of time, mass/weight, length
  • Apply simple probability to problems
  • Interpret graphs and charts
  • Solve problems using basic geometry
  • Solve simple equations
BTEC 1030 Operating Systems and Email Applications30 Hours

Operating Systems and Email Applications explores essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. Throughout this course, you will study how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. You will also use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, you will examine how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.

Course Objectives

  • Practice occupational safety when working on computers.
  • Customize a computer work environment under the Windows 10 Operating System.
  • Operate a computer using basic operating system functions.
  • Multitask effectively using the taskbar and program windows.
  • Use common features found in drop-down menus, on toolbars and ribbons, and on scroll bars.
  • Demonstrate understanding of computer file structures by creating new folders and subfolders to organize files.
  • Find files and folders with Windows Search and Windows Explorer.
  • Define the Internet and describe how a computer connects to it.
  • Navigate the web by using a browser’s address bar, hyperlinks, favorites, the history panel, and search engines.
  • Identify when you are browsing with a secure connection.
  • Send, receive, and reply to email message.
  • Attach files to and open attachments from email messages.
  • Describe common ways to safeguard against Internet security threats.
  • Use email contacts to send messages to multiple addressees and create groups.
WKSK 1500 Job Seeking Skills30 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
HVDD 1010 Drive Train90 Hours

This course provides the student with theory and hands-on experience on maintenance and repair of the heavy duty drive train systems. Instruction and repair will cover clutches, transmissions, drive lines, and differentials. The student will be required to perform clutch adjustments and replacement, pull transmissions, pull and repair drive lines and u-joints, and differentials.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and inspect the components of the drive train.
  • Demonstrate how to remove and replace a clutch, transmission, and differential
  • Using the appropriate service manual, demonstrate how to overhaul the following systems:
    • Drive Lines/U-joints
    • Clutches
    • Small transmissions
    • Large transmissions
    • Heavy Duty differentials
HVDD 1046 Diesel Engines I90 Hours

This course provides the student with introductory theory and hands-on training in basic operation, parts, and overhaul procedures of a diesel engine. The course covers the removal, service, and repair of engine blocks, crankshafts, pistons, rings, connecting rods, camshafts, valve trains, injection pumps, and accessories in both small and large diesel engines.

Course Objective

  • Describe the components of a diesel engine and explain their function
  • Explain how to properly remove external engine parts
  • Given a vehicle, demonstrate how to properly remove, service, and replace the components of the following systems:
    • Engine block
    • Crankshaft
    • Pistons, rings, and connecting rods
    • Camshaft and valve train
    • Injection, pump, injectors, and accessories
  • Demonstrate how to properly rebuild small diesel engines.
HVDD 1053 Diesel Engines II60 Hours

This course provides the student with more advanced theory and hands-on training in operation, parts and overhaul procedures of a diesel engine. The course covers the removal, service, and repair of engine blocks, crankshafts, pistons, rings, connecting rods, camshafts, valve trains, injection pumps and accessories in both small and large diesel engines.

Course Objective

  • Describe the components of a diesel engine and explain their function.
  • Explain how to properly remove external engine parts.
  • Given a vehicle, demonstrate how to properly remove, service, and replace the components of the following systems:
    • Engine block
    • Crankshaft
    • Pistons, rings, and connecting rods
    • Camshaft and valve train
    • Injection, pump, injectors, and accessories
  • Demonstrate how to properly rebuild diesel engines of various sizes and models.
HVDD 1401 Heavy Duty HVAC75 Hours

This course provides the student with theory and hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and repair of heavy duty truck air conditioning systems. Instruction covers condensers; check valves; driers; compressors; evaporators; controls; heating and engine cooling systems; operating systems and controls; and refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.

Course Objectives

  • Describe HVAC system operation and models
  • Identify HVAC system components
  • Given a vehicle, demonstrate how to check the oil in a compressor
  • Examine the components of different compressor valve constructions
  • Describe the preparation and testing processes of HVAC systems and demonstrate proper testing techniques
  • Describe the process of evacuating and recycling a vehicle’s refrigerant
  • Given an evacuating/recycling pump, demonstrate how to properly evacuate an A/C system
  • Given an evacuated system, demonstrate how to recharge the system and ensure proper functionality
  • Identify electrical components and read wiring diagrams of HVAC systems
  • Identify sleeper HVAC components
  • Identify components and maintenance of Trailer Refrigeration Units
HVDD 1690 Truck Diagnostics60 Hours

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of truck diagnostics. Course content includes the basics fundamentals of on-board computers, sensors, and communication networks. Also included in this course is basic familiarization with the current exhaust Aftertreatment systems and ABS Diagnostics.

Course Objectives

  • Define the basics of:
    • Vehicle computer systems
    • Sensors(input and output)
    • Communication Networks
    • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)system
    • Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system
  • Demonstrate how to properly perform the following guided diagnostics procedures:
    • Vehicle communication and data gathering
    • Sensor inputs and outputs
    • Vehicle fault tracing and fault repair
    • Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) system
    • ABS Diagnostics
HVDD 1042 Hydraulics I45 Hours

This course provides instructions and hands-on training of fluid power (hydraulics) as used in modern mobile equipment. Instruction includes practical theory and hands-on training related to the operation and repair of hydraulic/pneumatic components and systems. This course emphasizes testing, troubleshooting, design, and use of hydraulic schematics.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the fundamental elements of a hydraulic system.
  • Given hydraulic components, create simple hydraulic circuits that prove Pascal’s Law, physical laws, and show the properties of hydraulic fluids.
  • Given the hydraulic training unit, identify the components of diesel hydraulic systems.
  • Employ troubleshooting techniques to correct problems in hydraulic systems.
MANT 1600 Machining for Manufacturing90 Hours

Machining for Manufacturing emphasizes the basic procedures and machining operations encountered in the machine shop. During this course, you will study topics including instruction in Machine safety, basic measuring tools, shop math, speeds and feeds, and metal identification. You will also operate Engine Lathe and Vertical Mills.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate accurate use and reading of steel rules, micrometers, and calipers
  • Identify common metals used in a machine shop
  • Demonstrate proper feeds and speeds
  • Identify common hole making tools
  • Perform basic turning and milling operations
WKSK 1400 Workplace Success60 Hours

Workplace Success is designed to help students develop essential work habits and attitudes as well as human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. Topics include common challenges faced in the workplace, such as presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, navigating office politics successfully, and planning and managing your career.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and set and accomplish personal and career goals
  • Manage time, stress, organization and finances
  • Explain conflict resolution, negotiation, and communication in the workplace
  • Display a strong work ethic and illustrate accountability
  • Perform work within a group effectively and discuss the value of negotiation and compromise
  • Describe the basics of public speaking and presenting a professional demeanor
  • Implement career goals and take active control of professional life
FUND 0030 Program Directed Study30 Hours
Students in this course will receive general assistance with program and course study, test preparation and the development of individual study resources.
FUND 0091 Study Skills30 Hours

Students will learn to use effective study habits and strategies for remembering information found in their textbooks and heard in-class lectures. Students will also learn to use a strategy for reading and taking notes from textbooks, taking notes in class, and learn effective strategies for taking the five types of tests most frequently given by teachers.

Course Objectives

  • Organize an appropriate study place, and learn how to plan and manage study time.
  • Become skilled at remembering information in textbooks and in lectures.
  • Develop a strategy for better reading and note-taking from textbooks.
  • Improve preparation for test-taking.