Sunday, June 12, 2011

Vatterott College

Vatterott College Des Moines is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Vatterott College's primary concern is that of the student, and is committed to giving full attention and effort to the development of the students' skills.

Vatterott College focuses on every aspect of the educational program, which includes, recruitment, admissions and training. Career services policies are designed to develop a student's abilities, attitude, and interests so that he/she becomes a skilled and successful employee.

At Vatterott College, they focus on the basic skills and the understanding of common techniques and procedures which emphasize employability in their students. Higher-level technical skills are also offered to qualified students. The college's requirements for graduation are demanding so the students will be ready for his/her trade when they leave school. Vatterott College provides a comprehensive Diesel Mechanic Program in the Automotive education field.

Diesel Mechanic - Associate of Occupational Studies
This program is designed to prepare the graduate in theory and working knowledge for entry-level employment as a diesel mechanic, diesel technician, working on heavy trucks in a fleet or dealership or similar related employment within the trucking or transportation industry. This course consists of 70 weeks with 78 quarter credit hours of theory and lab and 13.5 quarter credit hours of Applied General Education instruction in the areas described below. Each term is 10 weeks in length for a total of 91.5 quarter credit hours.

DM 100: Diesel Mechanic Basics

This course provides students with an understanding of basic operating systems in a vehicle, basic operations of a four cycle diesel internal combustion engine, horsepower, and compression. Students will also become familiar with SAE codes and federal transportation/safety regulations. Technician Professionalism DOT Regulations Safety Standards Exterior inspections Reading Schematics SAE Codes Service Basics EPA Regulations Warranties Small gas engines Repair orders cause, complaint, correction

DM 101: Electrical and Electronic Systems for Medium to Heavy Duty Trucks

This course is designed to provide both hands on and theory based applications of electrical components, wiring systems, batteries, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, alternators, and diesel computer systems. Molecular Theory Ohms Law Series and Parallel Circuits Multimeters Schematic and Pictorial Diagrams Relays Voltage Safety Troubleshooting Electric Circuits Troubleshooting and Capacitors Thermostats & sensors Diagnostics ECM's Batteries Starter Alternator Starting/Charging Maintenance Electrical diagnostic software Test equipment Basic electrical testing methods Grounds Documentation The institution reserves the right to alter the scope and sequence of course offerings at any time.

DM 200: Diesel Engines and Fuel Systems

Students will understand the engine cycle and engine cooling concepts. Students will become familiar with engine parts, troubleshooting, and engine maintenance as well as different types of fuel systems.

DM 201: Drivelines & Brakes for Medium to Heavy Duty Trucks I

This course is designed to provide both hands on and theory based applications of transmission operations, shifting system types and their operating characteristics, troubleshooting a transmission and shift system to identify faults, basic brake operations and preventive maintenance procedures as well as brake operations including applications of tires, wheels, wheel bearing. Students will gain the necessary knowledge to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair gear and brake systems and subsystems. Drive Shafts Drive Lines ECM Controls ABS Maintenance Diagnostics Greasing Seals U Joint replacement SAE Codes Brakes Drums Bearings Adjustments Maintenance Discs Wheel Seals

DM 202: Drivelines & Brakes for Medium to Heavy Duty Trucks II

This course is designed to provide both hands on and theory based applications of gear systems including manual and auto shift transmissions. Students will be exposed to the design variations used by different manufacturers including hydraulic and air brake systems. Students will also gain an understanding of operating principles of a clutch, the functions of clutch components, troubleshooting clutch problems. Air systems Valves Traction Control Hydraulics Diagnostics Certifications Power and Take Off SAE Codes Manual transmissions basics Compressors Power flow Back box Autoshift transmissions Air Systems Differential Clutch (maintenance/operation)

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