Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

DISL 24 - Operator Orientation

  • Prerequisite: DISL 20

DISL majors only. Classroom instruction and laboratory training in safely moving a diesel truck in and out of a work stall. Instruction includes pre-trip inspection procedures; use of mirrors, guide persons, monitor gauges; starting and stopping the engine; applying service and parking brakes; moving forward and backward in a straight line, stopping on command, and turning in a forward and backward direction. Training also includes hoisting, tilting, and stacking pallets with a forklift. This course develops some of the competencies required for a CDL license.

60 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of DISL 24, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss a operators professional
  • Discuss problems of unqualified operators moving equipment
  • Perform a pre trip inspection and checklist on a truck and forklift
  • Safely move a truck in and out of a work stall
  • Safely move a forklift with load thru a maze
  • Describe procedure of raising and lowering a load with the forklift
  • Properly guide an equipment operator in and out a tight are
  • Safely use a guide when operating equipment in a tight area
  • Analyze gauges and indicators while operating equipment
  • Interpret equipment operating guide manuals
  • Identify equipment operating systems

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