Blackhurst, Kelvyn
Associate Professor - Automotive Technology
SA 325
(801) 863-8240
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Kelvyn Blackhurst


Course Descriptions:  Basic Electrical Systems; basic electrical theory i.e. OHMS Law, series and parallel circuitry.  Proper V3age fo wiring diagrams.  Component identification and testing. Charging and starting systems, tractor and trailer wiring and lighting.

Electronic Engine Diagnosis;  This course describes in detail the VSE of electronic engine diagnostic software for Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel, engines and related components.  Troubleshooting procedures for electronci engine controls.  Mechanical fuel system operation and troubleshooting for Cat, Cummins, Detroit Diesel and Bosch Fuel injection systems.  Both mechanical and electronic.

Automotive Air Conditioning; Theory and repair procedures for today's automotive A/C systems.

Basic Engine; This course covers basic shop skills, the operating principles of a Diesel engine, Disassembly and overhaul procedures.  Engine systems, familiarization and repair.


A.A.S. in Diesel Mechanics


Journeyman Diesel Technician

Detroit Diesel Craftsman Guild


Med/Heavy Duty Truck Technician

MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning) Service Certification

AC Delco

Battery Service Certification

Work Experience:

16 yrs Heavy Duty Truck Technician

Smith Detroit Diesel, Allison Inc.

1 yr. Ed Olpin & Son Trucking

1 yr. Diesel Center Inc.

3 yrs. Teaching at Utah Valley State College

12 yrs. Welding and Steel Fabrication