Plan of Study

Truck Technician

Associate in Applied Science (73 credit hours)

Departmental Requirements - 42 Credit Hours
DHEU 1153 Maintenance Fundamentals
An introduction to the skills and knowledge required by all service technicians including precision measurement, safety regulation compliance, lifting and blocking, torque wrench use, Truck product identification, and service literature usage. This is the career cornerstone course which will include a review of the OSUIT Handbook, a technical pre-test, development of the career passport, and career exploration. Theory/Lab.
DHEU 1143 Maintenance and Inspections
This course will include a review of pre-delivery, preventive maintenance (PM), commercial vehicle inspection program (CVIP), and the responsibilities of the service technician to ensure that all PM items are performed to a benchmark standards. Students will review PM standards established by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) American Standard Inspection Procedures for Motor vehicles, Trailers, and Semi-Trailers operated on Public Highways (ANSI) the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Vehicle Out-of-Service Criteria. Students will perform walk-around inspections; A, B, C, and D inspections; trailer inspections, pre-delivery inspections and test coolant; and learn proper disposal methods for used oil, filters, coolant, batteries, etc. Theory/Lab
DHEU 1133 Internship 1
An internship is a cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned during their educational process. All work is to be performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and will be supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing having a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
DHEU 1213 Introduction to Fluid Power
This course introduces the theory and application of mobile hydraulics and pneumatics.  The differences and similarities between hydraulics and pneumatics are identified.  Students will locate and identify components from schematics, draw and read schematics, and identify fittings, seals and components used in mobile hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  Pascal's Law will be used to calculate energy-work-power relationships.  Operation, maintenance, repair and diagnostics of pumps, compressors, control valves, actuators and fluid conditioners in power steering and hydraulic brake systems is emphasized.  Theory/Lab.
DHEU 1253 Electrical Circuits, Charging and Starting System Diagnostics and Repair
Charging and Starting Systems Diagnostics and Repair,This course introduces electrical laws and principles. It includes the use of digital volt/ohm meters, amp probes, wiring diagrams and electrical schematics, wire and connector repair methods, and semiconductors. Students will learn to diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical circuits, charging circuits, and starting circuits. Emphasis is on diagnostics, preventive maintenance, and correct repair procedures. Theory/Lab.
DHEU 1233 Internship 2
An internship is a cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned during their educational process. All work is to be performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and will be supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing having a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
DHEU 1313 Power Train Systems
An introduction to clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines and differentials.  Emphasis is on power flow, diagnostics, disassembly, inspection, failure analysis, repair and assembly.  Theory/Lab
DHEU 1343 Brake Systems
This course is a review of hydraulic and pneumatic principles as they apply to braking systems including anti-skid and traction control. Maintenance and repair of the air brake systems components and medium duty hydraulic brake system components is covered. Students will perform foundation brake maintenance. Theory/Lab
DHEU 1333 Internship 3
An internship is a cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned during their educational process. All work is to be performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and will be supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing having a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
DHEU 2523 Diesel Engine & Fuel Systems
This course is an introduction to diesel engine terminology, operating principles and maintenance. Engine systems are examined along with diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures. Students will study fuel injection systems used by major diesel engine manufacturers. The function and operation of various types of fuel systems, fuel system maintenance and basic troubleshooting is covered. Theory/Lab.
DHEU 2533 Diesel Engine Overhaul Techniques
This course emphasizes the application of repair procedures for diesel engines. Disassembly, parts evaluation and reusability, failure analysis, assembly, tune up procedures and troubleshooting is covered. Safety, special tool use, and use of service publications are stressed throughout the course. Theory/Lab.
DHEU 2433 Internship 4
An internship is a cooperative agreement between industry and education which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned during their educational process. All work is to be performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and will be supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing having a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.
DHEU 2452 Air Conditioning Systems
This course is a study of the theory, application, and repair of mobile air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Emphasis is on preventive maintenance, design, failure analysis, troubleshooting, proper repair and refrigerant recovery recycle methods. Theory/Lab.
DHEU 2524 Capstone - Electronic Systems Interface
This course is a study of advanced application and diagnostic principles relating to engine, power train, electrical systems, electronics, brakes and other truck systems, and development of preventive maintenance systems are studied. Theory/Lab
General Technologies - 4 Credit Hours
CS 1013 Computer Literacy & Applications
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone
Oral Communications - 3 Credit Hours
SPCH 1113 Intro to Speech Communications or
SPCH 2313 Small Group Communications
General Business - 3 Credit Hours
BADM 1113 Introduction to Business or
MGMT 2243 Small Business Management or
MGMT 2413 Supervisory Management or
MGMT 2913 Leadership and Org. Behavior
Mathematics - 3 Credit Hours
MATH 1513 College Algebra or
MATH 2003 Business Mathematics
Political Science - 3 Credit Hours
POLS 1113 U.S. Government
Behavioral Sciences - 3 Credit Hours
PSYC 1113 Introductory Psychology or
PSYC 2313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment or
SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology
Communication Arts - 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I and
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II or
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I and
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
U. S. History - 3 Credit Hours
HIST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 or
HIST 1493 U.S. History Since 1865
Philosophy - 3 Credit Hours
PHIL 1213 Ethics