SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 4:26:19 PMAUTO 54 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 54Title:  AUTO BRAKES,STRNG&SUSPN  
Full Title:  Automotive Brakes, Steering and Suspension
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum7.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum7.00Lab Scheduled7.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled122.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total210.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00Total Student Learning Hours: 385.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  24 - 14 Units Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Lecture, demonstration, and practical lab experience in the study of the operation, troubleshooting, and repair of brakes, steering and suspension systems of most automobiles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and equipment. Formerly Auto 54 and Auto 54L.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L) or high school auto.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lecture, demonstration, and practical lab experience in the study of the operation, troubleshooting, and repair of brakes, steering and suspension systems of most automobiles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and equipment. Formerly Auto 54 and Auto 54L.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L) or high school auto.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:24 - 14 Units Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2017
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
1.  Explain the operation of, perform diagnosis, and repair of automotive
brake, steering, and suspension systems.
2.  Be able to pass the A.S.E. Brake, Suspension, and Steering
Certification exam.
3.  Enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician
specializing in brakes, steering, and suspension.

Topics and Scope
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This course will provide classroom instruction relating to the
diagnosis and repair of the following automotive brake and chassis
systems:
1. Introduction to Brakes
2. Fundamentals of Hydraulics
3. Hydraulic-Brake System Components
4. Drum Brake Operation
5. Disc Brake Operation
6. Parking Brake Operation
7. Vacuum-Assist Brakes
8. Hydraulic-Assist Power Brakes
9. Electrohydraulic-Assist Power Brakes
10. Antilock Brake Systems
11. Automotive Suspensions
12. Fundamentals of Steering and Suspension Services
13. Steering Gears
14. Tire and Wheel Balancing
15. Wheel Alignment

Assignments:
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Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments and
class notes. In the laboratory, students will be evaluated on their
ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and repair procedures in a
reasonable amount of time based on flat rate timetables. Students will
complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and time sheets in
a neat and readable manner.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 45%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
ATTENDANCE


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Automotive Brake Systems, Check-Chart, (no author) Harper Collins, 2nd
Ed., 1995
Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems, by Thomas W. Birch, Delmar, 3rd
Ed. 1999

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