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Course Descriptions - ECED

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

of springs and hangars; driveline angle; checking and adjustment to front end caster, camber, toe, height, and tire balance; KPI and centering of gear box. Laboratory instruction will also include the disassembly, inspection, assembly, and adjustment of actual truck suspension systems, and computerized wheel alignment. (150 hrs. lect./lab. per term) DISL 41 Diesel Engines (8) Prerequisite: DISL 20 Co-requisite: DISL 31 Instruction will center around the theory and operation of two and four cycle diesel engines. Instruction will include the disassembly, reassembly, maintenance, and repair of Detroit Diesel, Cummins Diesel, Caterpillar Diesel, and International Diesel engines. Cooling systems, lubrication, air and exhaust systems, fuel delivery and injection systems, and starting systems will also be covered. (240 hrs. lect./lab. per term) DISL 52 Electrical/Electronic Systems (8) Prerequisite: DISL 20 Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHYS 100 & 100L, or PHYS 104 Co-requisite: DISL 61 DISL majors only. Classroom instruction and laboratory training covering the purpose, design, theory, and operating principles of electrical/electronic systems. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skills required to test, service, and repair electrical/electronic components and associated systems. (240 hrs. lect./lab. per term)


DISL 56 Hydraulics (2) Prerequisite: DISL 20 Co-requisite: DISL 34, DISL 36 DISL majors only. Instruction beginning with the fundamentals of hydraulic theory followed by instruction in the service, repair, and overhaul of the hydraulic circuits used on both stationary and mobile machinery. (60 hrs. lect./lab. per term)


DISL 61 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (4) Prerequisite: DISL 20 Co-requisite: DISL 52 This course covers shop safety, training in specialty tools and equipment. Included are fundamental theories, diagnosis, and repair practices to automotive air conditioning systems. Presented in the course are the operation and function of the vacuum, electrical, and refrigeration circuits, along with computer controlled climate control systems. (120 hrs. lect./lab. per term) DISL 93V Cooperative Education (1–4) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Instructor approval required. DISL majors only.


This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience related to classroom and laboratory instruction in Diesel Mechanics Technology. Students may enroll 4 times for a maximum of 12 credits. (5 hrs. work experience per week per credit)

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (ECED) ECED 105 Introduction to Early Childhood Education (3) Prerequisite: ENG 100 OR Placement in ENG 100 Introduces and explores the historical roots and fundamental principles of early childhood care and education programs, the variety and scope of programs in the community, issues confronting the field, and career options. Students learn about and practice using observation and assessment tools to record children’s growth and learning. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) ECED 110 Developmentally Appropriate Practices (3) Provides an overview of the basic attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary for working with children birth through age eight, including those with special needs. Introduces concepts of developmentally appropriate practices including health and safety, the value of play, safe and healthy learning environments and appropriate child guidance. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) ECED 115 Health, Safety and Nutrition for the Young Child (3) Formerly ECED 215 Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ENG 100 + ENG 100S or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100. Introduces theories and practices for creating and maintaining a safe, healthy learning environment for young children and adults in group settings. Introduces guidelines and practices for providing for the nutritional needs of young children and adults in group settings. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) ECED 127 Issues in Diversity (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100 This course compares and analyzes the dynamic interaction of race, culture, gender and class as it relates to the education of children from diverse populations. Students contrast cultural and historical perspectives of various groups to increase knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to educate children in a multicultural and pluralistic society. Barriers that interfere with working effectively with diverse families or groups are addressed. (3 hrs. lect. per week) ECED 131 Early Childhood Development: Theory into Practice (3) Covers principles of human development from conception through early childhood. Focuses on the interrelation of physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of the individual during this period and how this information about development affects one’s expectations and relationship to the individual child. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

2017-2018 College Catalog  
2017-2018 College Catalog