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HEO 127 Heavy Equipment Reconditioning
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2012
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/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. (Knowledge Level) List, locate, and explain safety rules to follow during the maintenance of heavy equipment.
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.
3. (Application 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.
4. (Application Level) List pre-start inspection steps for heavy equipment and perform pre-start inspections on five machines, including listing the correct jump start procedures for 12V and 24V electrical systems; identifying the correct voltage of different pieces of heavy equipment; and demonstrating correct jump starting of a 12V and a 24V piece of equipment.
5. (Application Level) List a general post-start inspection for heavy equipment and perform post-operative inspections on five different pieces of heavy equipment.
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.
7. (Synthesis Level) Explain operation of two types of retarders.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
OSHA: www.osha.gov
Variety of Heavy Equipment Operator's Manuals