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Click here to get your degree Fact SheetTwo diesel students working on engineThis is an accelerated program and requires the students to be up to speed on basic mechanical skills. If there is a lack of mechanical background, we strongly suggest the 2-year AAS degree path. This allows the student to learn basic mechanical skills along with gaining a sound academic background before moving into the full-time diesel program.

This career path cannot be a classroom experience only. That is why the Casper College Diesel Power Program is structured in the following manner:
40% of the time is classroom oriented           60% is lab time or hands-on training

This type of training structure will allow the student to pursue any of the following areas:

  • Technician
  • Sales
  • Parts
  • Management
  • Owner/operator
  • Family equipment repair (farm or ranch equipment repair).

To be successful in this area, the individual needs to be highly motivated. This career path can be highly rewarding and will pay very well. The need for skilled people in this area is growing at a rapid rate.

THIS IS WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR WYOMING

Thank you to Wyoming Machinery for their generous donation to the program!

Wyoming Machinery donation ceremony

Contact Information:
Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
307-268-2494
CS 116

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      Glen Roberts
Department Head
(307) 268-2709
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  • Jeff Morris
    • Phone: (307) 268-2451
    • Office: CS 149
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  • Glen Roberts
    • Phone: (307) 268-2709
    • Office: CS 150
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DESL 1540 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems (2L,2LB,3CR):
Introductory course to electrical systems used in heavy diesel engines. Course will cover fundamental electrical quantities, components and basic circuits. Additional content will cover heavy diesel engine electrical systems.

DESL 1580 Power Train, Braking, and Steering (3L,3CR):
(5 weeks) Manual clutches, drive lines, manual transmissions, and final drive units.

DESL 1600 Diesel Engines (2L,2LB,3CR):
Introductory course covers medium to heavy diesel engines. The course is intended to provide an overview of engine construction, fuel systems and general maintenance.

DESL 1605 Basic Diesel Engine (6L,6LB,9CR):
This course covers disassembly procedures, evaluating serviceability of components, preparing the engine block for overhaul; the assembly procedure for crankshafts, bearings, pistons, seals, and valve train; the servicing of cylinder heads including valve grinding and seating; bolt torquing, timing, and run-in checks. The course will also cover basic fuel systems, fuel pumps, injectors, and evaluating system failure. Course is designed to cover the principles and service procedures for the diesel engine and equipment pertinent to the diesel engine industry.

DESL 1607 Basic Diesel Engine II (6L,6LB,9CR):
This course is an extension of the Basic Diesel Engine course. Students will be more involved with engine components, fuel systems, and associated systems.

DESL 1610 Engine Rebuilding I (4L,10LB,9CR):
(10 weeks) Disassembly procedures, evaluating serviceability of components, preparing the engine block for overhaul; the assembly procedure for crankshafts, bearings, pistons, seals, and valve train; the servicing of cylinder heads including valve grinding and seating; bolt torquing, timing, and run-in checks.

DESL 1620 Engine Rebuilding II (3L,12LB,9CR):
(5 weeks Lec, 15 weeks Lab) Live engines and drive-in work are used for instruction. The students make up the estimates and deal with the customer directly. Students are evaluated on their ability to handle the entire operation from meeting the customer to unit performance on completion.

DESL 1650 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning I (3L,4LB,5CR):
(5 weeks) Basic fuel systems, fuel pumps, injectors, and evaluating system failure.

DESL 1660 Diesel Fuel Systems and Tuning II (3L,3CR):
(5 weeks) Air induction systems, injector and fuel pump operations. Troubleshooting and electronic fuel controls.

DESL 1680 Natural Gas Engine Technology (6L, 9LB, 10.5CR):
Course is designed to cover the principles and service procedures for the natural gas engine and equipment pertinent to the natural gas industry. Course will cover fuels, ignition systems, combustion, lean combustion theory, exhaust gas analysis, lubrication systems, cooling systems, mounting and alignment, and gas compression concepts. Prerequisite: DESL 1605 or DESL 1610.

DESL 1850 Basic Hydraulics (2L,2LB,3CR):
Principles of hydraulic systems and components used in mobile equipment. Factors of consideration in the selection, installation, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic systems.

DESL 1980 Co-op Work Experience (Diesel) (1-8CR) (Max. 8):
8 hours/week for 16 weeks - Total 128 hours Designed to give students hands-on training in diesel equipment maintenance and repair in a production shop setting. A student working for an employer is responsible for employment verification and documentation of hours worked and jobs done. Students staying on campus will meet the training requirements of the department.

Advisory Board Information coming soon!

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  • Low student/instructor ratio
  • 40% classroom - 60% lab time
  • Late model diesel equipment
  • Engine Test Cell
  • Tandem Axle Chassis Dyno
  • Excellent student employment opportunities during class and after graduation
  • Extensive industry support
  • Natural Gas Engine Technology option

Inside the Nichols Auditorium at the dedicationNichols Auditorium

Dedicated on April 21, 2009, the Nichols Auditorium is located in the McMurry Career Studies Center. The auditorium is the result of a partnership between Casper College and the Wyoming Trucking Association (WTA). WTA members contributed nearly half of the construction costs of the auditorium. The auditorium features state-of-the-art audio/visual and technological capabilities, as well as the space available to accommodate trucks and other large vehicles.

The auditorium is named for Sharon D. Nichols, who was a 28-year employee of the Wyoming Trucking Association including eight years as Managing Director. As President of the Casper College Board of Trustrees, she championed the cause of an auditorium that would facilitate technichal training for Wyoming industry. This auditorium is a result of her dedication to workforce development in Wyoming.

 

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Inside the Nichols Auditorium
Nichols Auditorium media room
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Nichols Auditorium donators plaque
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