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HEO 127 Heavy Equipment Reconditioning
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Fundamentals of heavy equipment reconditioning procedures. Prerequisite: Valid driver license.

Prerequisites: Valid driver license.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) List, locate, and explain safety rules to follow during the maintenance of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2&3)
2. (Application Level) Apply tool safety rules and safe operating practices using safety equipment important to mechanics in the repair and reconditioning of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2 &3)
3. (Synthesis Level) Employ safe lifting and blocking techniques during repair of heavy equipment, including cross-blocking a piece of heavy equipment, and list ten safety rules for repairing tires and demonstrate the removal, repair and replacement of one tire on a piece of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2,3,4)
4. (Synthesis Level) List pre-start inspection steps for heavy equipment and perform pre-start inspections on five machines, including the correct jump start procedures for 12V and 24V electrical systems; identify the correct voltage of different pieces of heavy equipment; and perform correct jump starting of a 12V and a 24V piece of equipment. (CSLO 2,3,4)
5. (Synthesis Level) List a general post-start inspection for heavy equipment and perform post-operative inspections on five different pieces of heavy equipment. (CSLO 2&3)
6. (Evaluation Level) Diagnose malfunctions of at least three systems in various pieces of heavy equipment, then correctly repair steering, hydraulic, and brake component systems on heavy equipment, including: 1) listing and explaining three types of braking systems on heavy equipment and identifying the type of braking system on various pieces of heavy equipment; 2) explaining the interaction of pressure, volume and horsepower in a hydraulic system; 3) explaining a Jake Brake retarder used on a highway truck; and 4) explaining an exhaust system retarder used on a highway truck. (CSLO 2,3,4)
7. (Synthesis Level) Explain operation of two types of retarders. (CSLO 2&3)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
OSHA: www.osha.gov
Variety of Heavy Equipment operator's manuals.