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AGC 248 Diesel Engines I
Credit Hours:  2.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theory of operation, safety practices, diagnostic procedures, and repair techniques to diesel engine and engine sub-systems.

Prerequisites: Must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor


Recommendations: The AGC Mechanic Apprentice Program was developed to provide a plan of approved training that will equip apprentices for profitable employment as skilled mechanics in the construction industry. Each apprentice is sponsored by a participating AGC member firm.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.Identify various safety precautions that should be considered while working with diesel engines.
2.Identify the following subsystems: lubrications, cooling, intake/exhaust, and fuel.
3.Explain the basic operation of a four-stroke diesel engine to include all sub systems.
4.Identify the major parts of a diesel engine.
5.Identify the major types of fuel systems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet proficiencies as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology. (http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/pdf/standards-2005.pdf)
2. Use service manuals to identify manufacture’s acceptable equipment standards.