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FRESHMAN FALL SEMESTER

CAT 80 Caterpillar Service Industry 

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Caterpillar organization, basic shop safety, shop equipment, and shop operation.

CAT 81 Caterpillar Engine Fundamentals

4.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic diesel engine theory and service procedures.  Caterpillar engine systems and applications are studied. Several Caterpillar engines are presented with emphasis on the Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine due to its high field population.

AGEGR 21 Agricultural Welding

2.0 Units
This course is designed to introduce the techniques used in the construction and repair of agricultural equipment.  The student uses arc welders and oxy-acetylene torches for fusion welding, heating, brazing, cutting, and hard surfacing metals.  Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding are emphasized. (CSU)

AGBUS 73 Agriculture and Natural Resource Mathematics

3.0 Units

Prerequisite: Reading Level II; Math Level II
This course includes the essentials of geometry and intermediate algebra topics geared specifically for applications to Applied Science and Technology. This course satisfies the Language and Rationality Group B requirement in the General Education pattern for the Associate Degrees, but it is not appropriate for students planning to transfer to a four-year college. It will not satisfy the prerequisite for a higher level math course. (CSU)

Guidance 19 Introduction to College and Educational Planning 

1.0 unit
This course in an introduction to the college experience and the educational planning process through counseling and advising. This course assists students in the development of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP).  The course topics include identifying values, making decisions and establishing academic and career goals. (CSU)

CAT 69V Vocational: Heavy Equipment - Caterpillar

Internship I  

4.0 Units
This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in in Heavy Equipment -Caterpillar.  Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized.  Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a work site supervisor and a college internship instructor.

FRESHMAN SPRING SEMESTER

CAT 82 Fundamentals of Hydraulics

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is a practical study of the basic principles and components of hydraulic circuits and the application of these principles to Caterpillar agricultural and construction equipment. Major emphasis is on developing the student's competencies in the areas of servicing and maintaining hydraulic equipment.

CAT 83 Caterpillar Engine Fuel Systems

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various fuel systems used on Caterpillar engines.  The student becomes familiar with fuel selection, fuel system calibrations, nozzle testing, governor operation, and hydraulic fuel ratio controls.

CAT 84 Fundamentals of Electrical Systems

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to introduce the student to basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair the complex electrical systems installed in Caterpillar machines.

CAT 69V Vocational: Heavy Equipment - Caterpillar

Internship II

4.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in in Heavy Equipment -Caterpillar.  Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized.  Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a work site supervisor and a college internship instructor.

BUS 20 Introduction to Business

3.0 Units

Prerequisite: Reading Level II
This course is designed to build an understanding of the market economy, the business environment, other economic systems and the organization, management and operation of business enterprises.  The course includes such topics as understanding the economy, how businesses are formed and managed, human relations, producing and marketing a product or service, the financial markets and securities, governmental relationships, understanding the financial media, and other similar areas. (UC, CSU)

NR 2 Conservation of Natural Resources

3.0 Units

Prerequisite: Reading Level II
This course is designed to examine the need, importance, and philosophy of conservation of natural resources in our contemporary world.  Human dependency on resources and an understanding of ecological principles and natural systems are emphasized.  Topics include natural resource classification; history, importance, and methods of conservation; resource management issues; citizens' roles in conservation; and prospects for the future.  Current environmental issues are discussed from local, national, and global perspectives.  The course is designed to increase student's awareness of the importance of conservation of natural resources as a social and behavioral science and to increase student's participation in natural resource conservation. (UC, CSU)

FRESHMAN SUMMER SEMESTER

CAT 85 Caterpillar Air Conditioning

2.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course provides an introduction into the basic theory and principles of air conditioning as they relate to Caterpillar equipment. Use of equipment to diagnose and repair malfunctions, including repair of component parts and the charging and recharging of systems will be stressed in the laboratory.

CAT 86 Fundamentals of Caterpillar Power Trains

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed as a study of the various transmissions and differentials used in Caterpillar equipment including:  constant mesh, sliding gear, hydrostatic synchromesh, and power shift transmissions involving planetaries.

CAT 87 Caterpillar Machine Hydraulic Systems

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed for inspecting, testing and servicing, and diagnosing Caterpillar hydraulic systems and components.

SOPHOMORE FALL SEMESTER

CAT 90 Caterpillar Undercarriage and Final Drive

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to discuss the methods for transferring power from the engine through the drivetrain components.  The course discusses differentials, brakes, tires, final drives, chain drives and undercarriage.

CAT 91 Caterpillar Machine Electronic Systems

3.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to provide the background needed to diagnose and repair the sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits found on Caterpillar equipment and engines. Basic electronic concepts, component function, and system operation are covered. The student uses Caterpillar procedures to identify malfunctions and to test the systems properly.

CAT 69V Vocational: Heavy Equipment - Caterpillar

Internship III

4.0 Units
This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in in Heavy Equipment -Caterpillar.  Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized.  Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a work site supervisor and a college internship instructor.

CDEV 26 Child, Family, and Community

3.0 Units

Prerequisite: Reading Level II
This course is designed to examine the interactive nature of child, family and community relationships.  Child, family, peer, school, and community influences on development are explored.  Community resources and advocacy will be addressed. (CSU)

COMM ST 01A Fundamentals of Speech

3.0 Units

Prerequisite Skills: Reading Level II

This course is designed to emphasize current theories of communication, audience analysis, and development and organization of information for public speaking. (UC, CSU, CAN SPCH 4)

ENG 01A Written Communications

3.0 Units

Prerequisite Skills: Eng 79 Prepatory English with a grade of "C" or better or Composition Level III

Advisories: READING 94 A; Reading Levell III or Reading Level II and concurrent enrollment in Reading 94 A

This course is a transfer-level, college freshamn English compostion course comparable to those courses offered by the state college and university systems. (UC, CSU, CAN EGL 2, CAN ENGL SEQ A with both ENG 1 a and ENG 1 B)

SOPHOMORE SPRING SEMESTER

CAT 92 Caterpillar Engine Performance

2.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the necessary diagnostic skills required for troubleshooting Caterpillar engines and fuel systems. Emphasis is placed upon knowledge and skills necessary to assure product reliability and performance.

CAT 93 Caterpillar Diagnostic Testing

2.0 Units

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is an in-depth study of engine diagnostics and repair techniques. The course includes on-iron activities diagnosing and correcting engine problems.  The student learns proper selection and use of Caterpillar diagnostic tools.  The four major engine systems studied are oil, air, cooling, and fuel.

CAT 94 Caterpillar Machine Specific Systems

4.0 Units    

Limitation on Enrollment: Admission into the Associate Degree Caterpillar Technician Program
This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills used to test and adjust specific Caterpillar machine systems.

CAT 69V Vocational: Heavy Equipment - Caterpillar

Internship IV

4.0 Units

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in in Heavy Equipment -Caterpillar.  Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of the Secretaries' Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized.  Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a work site supervisor and a college internship instructor.

ENG 30 The Film as Literature

3.0 Units

This course is a study of the cinema genre with emphasis on artistic and literary values. (UC, CSU)

POLSC 1 American Government and Institutions

3.0 Units

Prerequisites: Reading Level II

This course is introduction to the fundamentals of government and the political processes at the national, state, and local levels.  Included are studies of basic issues confronted by the American people and their governing institutions. The course fulfills the Social Science (Group A) requirements for the AA degree and applies toward competion of the requirement in U.S. History and California state and local government. (UC, CSU, CAN GOVT 2)

2008 - 2009 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog - Course Descriptions