SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:10:16 PMAUTO 54 Course Outline as of Fall 2006

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 54Title:  AUTO BRAKES,STEER, 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 Scheduled7.008 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Theory, design, operation, troubleshooting and repair of brakes, steering and suspension systems of most automobiles. Lecture, demonstration and practical lab experience also emphasize proper and safe use of tools and equipment. Prepare students to take the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Repair Certification.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Eligibility for CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theory, design, operation, troubleshooting and repair of brakes, steering and suspension systems of most automobiles. Emphasizes proper and safe use of tools and equipment. Prepare students to take the A.S.E. Engine Repair Certification exam.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 and Course Eligibility for CSKLS 372 ( or CSKL 372) OR Course Eligibility for EMLS 100 ( or ESL 100)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Apply mathematical calculations to theory and repairs of brake,
steering and suspension systems.
2. Relate applicable physics theories to the operation of brake, steering,
and suspension systems.
3. Interpret an MSDS (material safety data sheet).
4. Diagnose problems and perform service, and inspections to disc and drum
brake fluid systems, brake system components, and master cylinders.
5. Describe the function of control valves used in automotive brake
systems and explain brake electrical circuits and devices.
6. Perform valve service and electrical diagnosis and repair.
7. Discuss theory of and methods and equipment for increasing the driver's
braking force.
8. Describe parking brake operation and perform system diagnosis,
service, and repair.
9. Discuss the principles involved in a feasible antilock brake system,
and perform general service procedures for individual components and the
system.
10. Discuss the importance of bearings in reducing friction, providing
quiet operation, and maintaining proper component position.
11. Diagnose bearing defects and wheel bearing problems and repack,
reassemble, adjust, and replace bearings on a vehicle.
12. Discuss the importance of tire design quality as it relates to tire
motion forces.
13. Diagnose tire problems and inspect, repair, and remount tires.
14. Perform wheel balance procedures.
15. Discuss the design and operation of shock absorbers and struts.
16. Inspect, diagnose, and service shock absorbers and struts.
17. Differentiate among types of front suspension systems and among types
of rear suspension systems, discuss their purposes, and describe the
suspension system characteristics required on different vehicles.
18. Diagnose problems and service a variety of front and rear suspension
systems.
19. Describe the most common types of computer-controlled suspension
systems and their operations, and perform service procedures.
20. Discuss the construction and operation of steering columns and linkage
systems, and conduct diagnostic and replacement procedures.
21. Explain power steering pump design and operation and power steering
pump belt construction and replacement.
22. Perform power steering system diagnosis and repair, including power
steering pump overhaul and system pressure checks.
23. Explain the operation of manual and power recirculating ball steering
gears and perform service procedures.
24. Describe the operation and service of a rack and pinion type steering
gear, and perform adjustments and other services, including disassembly
and reassembly of the units.
25. Describe the operation of and perform service on four-wheel steering
systems.
26. Discuss frame design and perform service procedures.
27. Diagnose wheel alignment and vehicle tracking problems, and utilize
typical computer alignment systems to perform tire alignment.
28. Maintain a safe work environment in an auto shop.
29. Correctly identify and safely operate tools and equipment.
30. Explain the basic standards for respiratory safety around asbestos and
the requirements for disposal of hazardous asbestos waste.
31. Demonstrate eligibility to enter the automotive trade as an apprentice
level technician specializing in brakes, steering and suspension systems.

Topics and Scope
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Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Reading: 20 - 50 pages per week.
2. 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.
3. In the laboratory, students will complete work orders, diagnostic
sheets, parts orders, and time sheets in a neat and readable manner.
4. In the laboratory, students will dissemble, inspect and reassemble
parts and systems (skill demonstrations and performance exam).
5. Compile a notebook of all lab materials, class assignments and class
notes.
6. Write A 2-3 page paper relating theory and design to the
troubleshooting and repair of brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
7. Four tests, including final exam.

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
10 - 20%
Paper.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 20%
Lab eval.; work orders, diagnostic sheets, etc.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 20%
Follow procedures; dissasmble, inspect, reassemble
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 and participation; notebook.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Knowles, Don. Today's Technician: Automotive Suspension & Steering
Systems. Delmar, 2002.
Today's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems. Owen, Clifton. Delmar
Thompson Learning, 2003.
Instructor prepared materials.

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