LIGHT-DUTY DIESEL

LDD 112 - Intro Light-Duty Diesel

3 credits

This course covers the history, evolution, basic design and operational parameters for light-duty diesel (LDD) engines used in on-road applications. Topics include familiarization with the light-duty diesel, safety procedures, engine service and maintenance procedures, and introduction to combustion and emission chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the design and operation of the LDD, perform basic service operations, and demonstrate proper safety procedures.

LDD 116 -  Diesel Electric-Drive

4 credits

This course covers the theory and operation of electric-drive diesel vehicles. Topics include maintenance, diagnosis, repair and safety procedures for electrically propelled and hybrid diesel vehicles. Upon completion, students should be able to perform diagnostics, maintenance and repairs on electric and hybrid diesel vehicles.

LDD 181 - LDD Fuel Systems

4 credits

This course covers the light-duty diesel fuel delivery systems in on-road applications including hydraulic electronically controlled unit injectors, common-rail, mechanical pumps, and emerging technologies. Topics include diesel combustion theory, fuel system components, electronic and mechanical controls, and fuel types and chemistries that are common to the light-duty diesel engines. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to inspect, test, and replace fuel delivery components using appropriate service information and tools.

LDD 183 - Air, Exhaust, Emissions

4 credits

This course covers terminology, theory and operation of air induction and boost technologies, exhaust, and emission controls used in light-duty diesel engines. Topics include component identification, operation, diagnosis and repair of air delivery systems including turbochargers, diesel particulate filters and other exhaust catalysts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to research service information, and inspect, test, and repair induction, boost, and after-treatment components.

LDD 284 - LDD Test and Diagnosis

3 credits

This course covers fundamentals of electronic engine management with an emphasis on diagnostic procedures and on-board diagnostic (OBD) systems in light-duty diesels. Topics include adaptive closed-loop controls, high-voltage injection systems, OBD fault detection, and government rules and regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize diagnostic resources and equipment, identify and troubleshoot electronic malfunctions, and complete repairs on light-duty diesels.