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The Diesel Dept. has many great training aids to learn on such as a Cat 966 wheel loader, dump truck, John Deere backhoe loader, gen sets, marine gears, engines, transmissions, and a refrigeration trainer.

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Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Power Technology Occupational Endorsement with an Emphasis in Diesel/Heavy Duty

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours29
DESLS102Lubrication, Preventive Maintenance and Inspections2
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes and CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Power Technology Occupational Endorsement with an Emphasis in Diesel/Marine

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours28
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

Associate of Applied Science: Power Technology

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Diesel Emphasis

This degree is a vocational training program for men and women interested in securing employment working with various diesel engine applications such as (but not limited to):

  • Charter boats
  • Tour buses
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Cold storage systems
  • Fishing vessels
  • Marine auxiliary systems
  • Transportation systems

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours63
Major Requirements47

Major Requirements

DESLS102Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance and Inspection2
DESLS107Diesel Fuel Systems4
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Refrigeration and Air Conditioning2
DESLS131Electrical II2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS250Heavy Duty Brakes and CDL Preparation2
DESLS255Heavy Duty Suspension and Alignment2
DESLS260Heavy Duty Power Trains3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
DESLS291Internship3
WELDS120Basic Welding3

USCG Marine Oiler Emphasis

This USCG Documented Marine Oiler A.A.S. Degree is for both men and women who want to get the training needed to begin a career in marine transportation (engine room). With successful completion of this program and a written USCG examination, students receive a USCG Merchant Marine Certificate (MMD MMC) with an Oiler endorsement, which qualifies them for employment in the engine rooms of large U.S. flagged vessels anywhere in the world. Oiler is the “qualified” entry level position in the engine room which has a career path that culminates in the chief engineer’s position. Program graduates can expect to find employment with the state ferry system, private ferries, cruise ships, seafood processors, tug boats, or any other large sea going vessels. This degree incorporates a six month (180 days) internship at sea as part of the requirements.

Incoming students will have to pass a USCG background check, drug screen, and physical agility exam during the first semester. They will also have to pass a complete physical exam prior to getting the Oiler Z-card. English and mathematics placement exams are also required in the first semester.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours62
Major Requirements46

Major Requirements

DESLS107Diesel Fuel Systems4
DESLS110Diesel Engines6
DESLS121Basic Electrical Systems3
DESLS125Basic Hydraulics3
DESLS130Air Conditioning and Refrigeration2
DESLS180AC Power Generation3
DESLS261Marine Auxiliary Systems3
DESLS262Marine Auxiliary Systems Lab2
DESLS263Marine Transmissions3
DESLS291AAlaska Marine Highway Oiler Internship (6 months)12
MTRS129Basic Safety Training2
WELDS120Basic Welding3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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DESL Classes: Spring - 2016


This course is perfect for the owner/operator of a diesel engine in a boat, pick-up, or other application. The course is designed to familiarize students with diesel engine operation, maintenance, and minor repairs. At least half of each class period is spent working on real diesel engines in our well equipped lab. No tools or previous mechanical experience is needed. Learn to be comfortable owning or operating your diesel engine.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38770K01Lawrence O'Loane
ROBT114
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/29 - 4/29
ROBT114
Saturday
9:00a - 2:00p
3/29 - 4/29
ROBT117
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
3/29 - 4/29
ROBT117
Saturday
9:00a - 2:00p
3/29 - 4/29

Tuition and fees: $595 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39423J01Jason Lindley
TEC120
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
3/1 - 4/1
TEC119
Tue, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
3/1 - 4/1

Tuition and fees: $625 (additional charges may apply)

Diesel injection systems will be covered in detail including mechanical pumps and injectors through current electronic common rail fuel systems. Diesel emission control systems and diesel intake air systems will also be covered. Introduction to essential electronic theory including use of scan tools in the diagnostic process combined with use of Internet-based service information systems.

Prerequisite: DESL S121 or AUTO S121 or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38318J01Tom Dolan
TEC120
Mon, Wed
1:00p - 5:15p
1/11 - 3/7
TEC119
Mon, Wed
1:00p - 5:15p
1/11 - 3/7
TEC114
Mon, Wed
1:00p - 5:15p
1/11 - 3/7

Tuition and fees: $815 (additional charges may apply)

DESL 125
3 CR

Basic laws governing hydraulic design, layout and application. Introduction to components to include: disassembly and reassembly of pumps, motors, control valves and cylinders. Understanding of hoses, pipe fittings, seals and gaskets.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35878J01Neil Voelckers
TEC120
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
1/12 - 2/25
TEC119
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
1/12 - 2/25
TEC114
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
1/12 - 2/25

Tuition and fees: $635 (additional charges may apply)

This class will cover application, system operations, maintenance and safety principals of refrigeration. Students will learn about components making up a refrigerant. Troubleshooting and avoiding common problems included.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
39529K01Lawrence O'Loane
ROBT114
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/25 - 3/11
ROBT117
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 8:30p
1/25 - 3/11

Tuition and fees: $380 (additional charges may apply)

Study of AC power generation methods used in marine and industrial applications. The interface of diesel engines to power generation is strongly emphasized. Covers AC generation theory, safety, regulation, installation, troubleshooting, and repair of the types of units commonly used in Southeast Alaska.

Prerequisite: AUTO/DESL S121.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35880J01Neil Voelckers
TEC120
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
TEC119
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30
TEC114
Saturday
9:00a - 1:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $635 (additional charges may apply)

Advanced hydraulics systems incorporating variable displacement pumps, proportional control valves, hydraulic load sensing systems, and hydrostatic power trains. Schematic interpretation, testing, and adjusting of hydraulic and electronic controls are emphasized. Course includes classroom and hands-on labs.

Prerequisite: DESL S125 or DESL S161 with a C or higher, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35881J01Tom Dolan
TEC119
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
3/1 - 4/30
TEC120
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
3/1 - 4/30
TEC114
Tue, Thu
1:30p - 5:30p
3/1 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $640 (additional charges may apply)

An in-depth study of the various types of braking systems used in current trucks and heavy equipment applications. This course also prepares the student to take the State of Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL) "class B" written exam and obtain a 2-year CDL temporary learner's permit.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35882J01Tom Dolan
TEC120
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 2/29
TEC119
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 2/29
TEC114
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 9:00p
1/11 - 2/29

Tuition and fees: $440 (additional charges may apply)

A thorough study of heavy equipment frames and suspension systems and their components. Adjustments, repairs and cautions along with tire and track alignments.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35883J01Neil Voelckers
TEC120
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 4:00p
3/9 - 4/27
TEC119
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 4:00p
3/9 - 4/27
TEC114
Mon, Wed
1:30p - 4:00p
3/9 - 4/27

Tuition and fees: $445 (additional charges may apply)

Basic operation and repair of heavy equipment components from the flywheel to the wheels or tracks: clutches, transmissions, transfer cases, differentials, multi-speed rear ends, and final drives.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35884J01Tom Dolan
TEC120
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:45p
3/9 - 4/27
TEC119
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:45p
3/9 - 4/27
TEC114
Mon, Wed
6:00p - 10:45p
3/9 - 4/27

Tuition and fees: $635 (additional charges may apply)

Mechanical and electrical systems on pleasure and commercial vessels. Includes engine installation, shaft alignment, propeller calculation, fuel and water systems, and other marine system design and installation. Should be taken concurrently with DESL S262.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
38336J01Neil Voelckers
TEC218
Friday
9:30a - 12:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Supplements DESL S261 with specific exercises. Engine, shaft and propeller, exhaust, electrical and other systems are designed, installed and tested. Should be taken concurrently with DESL S261.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35886J01Neil Voelckers
TEC114
Friday
1:30p - 5:30p
1/11 - 4/29
TEC119
Friday
1:30p - 5:30p
1/11 - 4/29

Tuition and fees: $460 (additional charges may apply)

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
35887J01Tom Dolan
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required in order to register. Contact your advisor to arrange internship.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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