Course Descriptions

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The numbers at the far right across from the course title signify important information about the course. The first number is the lecture hours; the second number is the lab hours; and the third number is the total credit hours.

For most curriculum transfer courses, the appropriate Reading score is Compass Reading 81, SAT Verbal 480, ACT Verbal 20 or ASSET Reading 42; the appropriate Writing Score is Compass Writing 78, SAT Verbal 480, ACT Verbal 20 or ASSET Writing 46; and the appropriate Math Score is Compass Algebra 60, SAT Math 490, ACT Math 20 or Asset Numerical Algebra 49.

Required prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Diesel-Heavy Equipment Maintenance  (DHM)

DHM  156  Fundamentals of Transmissions And Torque Converters    (2-3-3)     View Syllabi

This course is a study of various transmissions, torque converters, and differentials used in Caterpillar equipment, including constant mesh, sliding gear, hydrostatic, and synchromesh and newer transmissions involving planetaries. An understanding of the operation, maintenance, and adjustment of the clutch and brakes will be an integral part of this course.