HET114-C03 Power Trains
Semester/Year: Spring 2014
Course Number - Section: HET114-C03
Course Name: HET114-C03 Power Trains
Class Meeting Days/Times: MWF 7:30am-1:50pmTR 7:30am-11:40am
Pre-Requisites: None
Co-Requisites: None
Credit Hours: 5
Contact Hours: 144
Textbook:Heavy Duty Truck systems 5th Edition ISBN# 978-1-435-4838-28
†††††††††††††††††††††† Heavy Duty Truck systems/Student work Book 5th Edition ISBN# 978-1-435-4838-35
†††††††††††††††††††††† Various Caterpillar Handouts
Last Withdrawal Date: Wednesday 1/22/14
Final Exam Location: North Campus TS120 - Friday 2/7/14
Instructor Information
Name: Jeremy Taylor
CPCC Email Address:
Phone Number: 704-330-4181
Office Location: TS108
Office Hours: By appointment
Course Description
This course introduces power transmission devices. Topics include function and operation of gears, chains, clutches, planetary gears, drive lines, differentials, and transmissions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, research specifications, repair, and adjust power train components.
Learning Objectives
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 abilityto 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 enfironments and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.
Information Tecnology & Quantitative Literacy: the ability to locate, understand, evaluate, and synthesize information and data in a technological and data driven society.
This course will address:
Critical Thinking: the ability to think using analysis, synthesis, evaluation, problem solving, judgment, and the creative process.
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†††††††††† 50%†††††††††† A= 100-90
Mid Term††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25%†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B=89-80
Final Exam†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25% C=79-70
Total††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 100% D=69-60††††††††† F=59-0
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 of the second unexcused absence.Thereafter, for each additional absence, the final grade will be reduced by another five points.Anyone entering class after the start time of the class is considered tardy.Every two (2) tardies will count as one (1) absence.
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.
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.
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
All make up work will be on a case-by-case basis, and will be to the instructor's discretion
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.For additional information please visit:
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. For additional information, please visit:††
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: