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

AUTO 115 - Auto Brake System

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

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course covers the theory, operation, maintenance, and repair of automotive and light truck brake systems. The main emphasis is on brake maintenance, service, and diagnostic troubleshooting through a reasonable understanding of brake theory. The laboratory component of the 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. Define and demonstrate safe workplace practices.
  2. Understand and apply basic hydraulic principles including Pascal’s law.
  3. Perform routine service and maintenance to passenger cars, light trucks and SUV’s as it relates to the brake, steering and suspension systems.
  4. Demonstrate diagnostic and repair knowledge/skills in the areas of brake, steering and suspension systems.
  5. Access and interpret diagnostic and service repair information from computerized and text based sources.
  6. Diagnose and repair a variety of brake, steering and suspension system related concerns on vehicles.
  7. Demonstrate respectable work place skills required by the automotive repair industry.