Course Information
Semester/Year: Fall 2013
Course Number - Section:Het 110-C03
Course Name: Diesel Engines
Class Meeting Days/Times: 10/16/12 - 11/22/12 MWF 7:30am-3:35pm TR7:30-1:00pm
Co-Requisites: None
Credit Hours: 6
Contact Hours: 160
Textbook(s)/Materials - List all text including the ISBN & edition:†† Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines, Fuel & Computerized Management Systems 3rd Edition & Student Workbook 3rd Edition, Various Caterpillar Handouts
Last Withdrawal Date:Tuesday 10/29/2012
Final Exam Date/Time/Location:†††† Friday 11/22/20127:30am
Instructor Information
Name: Jeremy Taylor
CPCC Email Address: jeremy.taylor@
Phone Number: 704-330-4181
Office Location:†† TS 108
Office Hours:†† By Appointment
Course Description
This course introduces theory, design, terminology, and operating adjustments for Caterpillar diesel engines.Emphasis is placed on safety, theory of operation, inspection, measuring, and rebuilding Caterpillar diesel engines according to factory specifications.Upon completion, students should be able to measure, diagnose problems, and repair Caterpillar diesel engines.††
Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
1.Explain safety procedures for safe lab operations.
2.Explain theory of operations on two and four stroke engines.
3.Measure bore, stroke and calculate engine displacement.
4.Explain engine torque and horsepower.
5.Identify and explain operation of all internal and external parts.
6.Correctly use technical manual specifications to measure engine parts.
7.Identify failed engine parts and reason for failure.
8.Correctly use technical manual to properly dissemble and assemble engine
9.Assemble an engine to running condition.††
10.Prepare a systematic approach to troubleshooting a Caterpillar engine.
11.Troubleshoot an engine including the complete air, fuel , coolant, and lubrication systems.
12.Properly use microfiche and/or computers to acquire valid parts requisitions.
13.Use computer for ordering parts and locating parts.
14.Use of Caterpillar Service Information Systems.††
15.Correctly use work orders and technician's time cards to account for 100% of time spent in class and/or lab.
Core Competencies
As a Learning College, CPCC has identified four core competencies critical to the success of graduates, either in the workplace or as they continue their education. All graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in each of the following competencies that go beyond simple content mastery:
Communication: the ability to read, write, speak listen, and use nonverbal skills effectively with different audiences.
Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment, and the creative process.
Personal Growth & Responsibility: the ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.
Information Technology & Quantitative Literacy: the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, and synthesize information and data in a technological and data driven society.
Student progress will be determined by his/her progress in shop/lab assignments, homework, quizzes, and final exam and instructor evaluation.††
Grading Scale
Lab, attendance, and Written assignments†††††††††††††††††††† 60%†††††††††††††† A = 100-90†† B = 89-80†† C = 79-70D = 69-60††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F = Below 60
Mid Term and Final Exam††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 40%††††††††††††
Total††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 100%
Regular attendance is expected and beneficial for group discussions and the sharing of experiences.Students who do not attend class by the 10% (Census) date, will be reported as Not Attending, and will not be allowed access to the class.Due to the nature of this course, participation in discussions, activities, and exercises is of key importance.Much of the learning in this course takes place through student-instructor interaction and student participation.In accordance with the TST department, students who miss more than 20% of the class meetings will be in danger of failing the course unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor. Students may not miss more than two (2) seated classes for the duration of the class without penalty.The studentís final grade will be reduced by ten (10) points at the time
Excused absences include:Military deployment (with documentation) and emergency hospitalization (with documentation).Students at Central Piedmont Community College may take two days of excused absences for religious observances required by their faith each academic year consistent with North Carolina General Statute 115D-5(u); S.L. 2010-112, s.
Students must provide each instructor a written request to have an excused absence at least one week prior to the absence.It is the responsibility of the student to work with his/her instructor in advance of the absence on how to make up missed work.
Regular class attendance is required to remain entitled to financial aid and veterans' benefits. Faculty are required to report irregular attendance to the College which may result in the loss of benefits.
Failure to attend class and/or withdrawal from class may impact your financial assistance. For more information go to
Make-Up Work
Make-Up Work will be give on a case-by-case basis to be determined by the instructor.
Student Code of Conduct
Students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Detailed information may be found at
Academic Integrity
Any student who violates the CPCC Code of Student Integrity is subject to academic disciplinary action. Such action may include, but is not limited to, entry of the incident in the records of the Office of Student Development, reduced grades, and dismissal from college classes, programs and activities.
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Special Services Certification
Students who have a documented disability or who may think that they may have a learning problem may contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 704-330-6556. Instructors will provide the necessary accommodations upon the advice of the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
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Withdrawals & Incompletes
While withdrawing from a course is sometimes necessary, it is advisable to discuss this with the instructor before withdrawing. For those experiencing academic difficulty, CPCC's Academic Learning Center offers free individualized and small group tutoring, computer tutorials, and strategies for improving learning skills. Additionally before withdrawing, consider whether this course is a prerequisite for another course; whether the course will be offered again in the future; whether withdrawing will delay plans to transfer graduation; or whether withdrawing will affect eligibility for honors designation, health insurance benefits, or other financial arrangements.
When a student determines that he/she will be unable to complete courses in which he/she is currently enrolled, it is the student's responsibility to initiate procedures leading to a formal withdrawal ("W") in order to avoid a failing ("F") grade. For additional information, go to the following links: