DESL 1720 - Commercial Drive Trains II

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory of operation of drive shafts, heavy-duty axles, steering systems, air and hydraulic brakes, and suspension systems. Lab times consist of disassembly, assembly, and troubleshooting of the mentioned components. DESL 1720 Commercial Drivetrains 2 is a required course to obtain an Associates of Applied Science Degree or Certificate of Completion in Diesel Technology. This class meets twice a week, 4 hours a day for 8 weeks. This is a 3 credit class that spends 2 hours in a classroom and 2 hours in the lab doing hands on troubleshooting. Homework is assigned before classes and materials are designed to help the student understand the subject matter of that particular class.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Northern Wyoming Community College
Project Name:
Pathways to Success in a Technical Career: Leveraging TAACCCT Projects to Improve Programs
diesel, drive trains, commercial drive train

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
L & H Industrial Inc, Cloud Peak Energy Resources LLC
Industry Sector:
Other Services (except Public Administration) -- Repair and Maintenance (811)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations -- Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Technology Education/Industrial Arts (21)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
8 weeks
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
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Quality Note:
Faculty sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which lists the requirements of the course development process and the course review process. This MOU includes a quality matters review by our Distance Learning Department, a subject matter expert review,
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Quality Matters
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Diesel Technology Certificate


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