Course Outlines

Truck Technology Fundamentals — HDTT 1100

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 2.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers shop procedures and safety in the truck shop such as safety in the use of hand tools, power tools, hoists, jacks, and other equipment used by a heavy duty truck technician. Different types and uses of fasteners, thread repair, and similar procedures will be discussed. Methods of record keeping, repair orders, and the use of repair manuals and related service publications will also be covered. The student will be familiarized with the basic fundamentals of operating heavy trucks. Included will be pre-start and pre-trip inspection procedures, basic operation of the vehicle, and shut-down procedures. Dropping and hooking and basic maneuvering of the trailer will be covered. Prerequisites: None
  2. Course Effective Dates: 3/22/98 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. assemble aeroquip hose
    2. assemble plastic air lines
    3. define bolt size
    4. define bolt types
    5. define electric tool safety
    6. define fire exit routes
    7. define safe grinding procedures
    8. demonstrate drilling procedures
    9. demonstrate gas welding safety procedures
    10. demonstrate helicoil installation
    11. demonstrate jack stand positioning
    12. demonstrate keensert installation
    13. demonstrate safety glasses usage
    14. demonstrate tap and die use
    15. demonstrate wheel chocking procedures
    16. describe accident procedures
    17. describe eye wash station usage
    18. describe gas welding safety procedures
    19. describe hand tool usage
    20. describe parts washer usage
    21. describe proper lifting techniques
    22. describe safety shower usage
    23. describe shop air line+tool use
    24. describe shop clean-up procedures
    25. describe spring brake safety procedures
    26. describe welding cylinder storeage
    27. display drill sharpening procedures
    28. display safe behavior/work habits
    29. display work habits safely
    30. examine trade publications
    31. explain fire extinguisher use
    32. explain tractor pre-start inspection
    33. explain tractor shifting procedures
    34. identify brass fittings
    35. identify hand tools
    36. illustrate pipe fittings
    37. make double flare (steel tube)
    38. make drill sharpening gauge
    39. make single flare (copper tube)
    40. operate overhead hoists
    41. perform tactor parking procedures
    42. perform tractor backing-up procedures
    43. perform tractor braking procedures
    44. perform tractor safety inspection
    45. perform tractor starting procedures
    46. perform tractor/trailer backing up procedure
    47. perform tractor/trailer driving procedures
    48. perform tractor/trailer hook and drop procedures
    49. perform tractor/trailer parking procedures
    50. perform trailer safety inspections
    51. read shop safety manuals
    52. repair damaged threads
    53. show cab jacking procedures
    54. show spring brake caging procedures
    55. turn tractor right AND LEFT
    56. use hand tools
    57. use power equipment
    58. use pressure washer safely
    59. use repair manuals
    60. write repair orders accurately
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted