2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 118 - Automotive Suspension Systems

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course includes the theory and principles of the operation, construction, maintenance, and repair of steering and suspension system components. It includes both standard and power steering and both front and rear suspension systems of passenger cars, light duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The laboratory component of this course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Identify safety hazards pertaining to steering and suspension system service.
  2. Identify various steering and suspension components.
  3. Explain how to properly test various steering and suspension components.
  4. Perform maintenance servicing, diagnostic testing and repair of the steering and suspension systems.
  5. Perform front and rear wheel alignment on various vehicles to manufactures specifications.