SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:11:29 PMDET 85 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 85Title:  HEAVY DUTY CHASSIS  
Full Title:  Heavy Duty Chassis & Undercarriage Systems
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017 max.Lecture Scheduled68.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled8.008 min.Lab Scheduled136.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total204.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  136.00Total Student Learning Hours: 340.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DET 67

Catalog Description:
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The study of heavy-duty chassis and undercarriage systems including steering, braking, and suspension systems. Practical application of repair and maintenance procedures related to steering, braking, and suspension systems.

Course Completion of DET 179 ( or DET 80 or DET 60)

Recommended Preparation:
Completion of DET 60.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Covers heavy-duty chassis and undercarriage systems including steering, braking, and suspension systems. Repair and maintenance procedures related to steering, braking, and suspension systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DET 179 ( or DET 80 or DET 60)
Recommended:Completion of DET 60.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2014
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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[Outcomes and objectives meet or exceed NATEF Applied Academic & Workplace
Skills for Medium/Heavy Truck Technicians (Reference Standard 6.5, ASE
Program Certification Standards manual, 1998).] On successful completion
of this course students will be able to explain the operation of and be
able to perform basic repairs on the components of the following systems;
   steering systems
   suspension systems
   alignment of wheels, tires and tracks
   air brake systems
   hydraulic brake systems

Topics and Scope
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Unit 1: Steering Systems
       steering system components
       steering geometry and function
       mechanical and hydraulic steering systems
       testing steering systems
Unit 2: Suspension Systems
       vehicle suspension systems
       machinery suspension systems
       system repair and maintenance
       component repair and maintenance
Unit 3: Wheels, Tires, Tracks and Alignment Factors
       wheel hubs and bearings
       tire applications and types
       steel and fiber tracks and components
       truck and bus alignment basics
       equipment undercarriage alignment and wear factors
Unit 4: Air Brake Systems
       air brake system operation dynamics
       air brake components, repair and maintenance
       foundation brake components and adjustment
       anti-lock brake systems
Unit 5: Hydraulic Brake Systems
       brake system operation
       brake system components, repair and maintenance
       foundation brake components, repair and maintenance
       anti-lock brake systems

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Students will:
1.  Comlete chapter readings and exercises
2.  Research and report on an assigned system
3.  Perform maintenance and repair procedures on related items
4.  Practice alignment checks on vehicles and equipment
5.  Practice brake inspections and adjustments on heavy vehicles

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%
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
15 - 30%
Lab reports, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 65%
Multiple choice, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Heavy Duty Trucks, Robert N. Brady, Prentice Hall Pub., 1st. Ed., 1997

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