SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 1:50:39 AMDET 185 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 185Title:  HEAVY DUTY CHASSIS  
Full Title:  Heavy Duty Chassis and Undercarriage Systems
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled39.38
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.258 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  78.75Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DET 85

Catalog Description:
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The study of heavy-duty chassis and undercarriage systems including steering, braking, and suspension systems utilized on trucks, agricultural equipment and construction equipment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of DET 80

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The study of heavy-duty chassis and undercarriage systems including steering, braking, and suspension systems utilized on trucks, agricultural equipment and construction equipment.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of DET 80
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
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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On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and repair steering and suspension systems for heavy duty
  trucks
2. Measure and adjust wheel alignment angles.
3. Inspect, assess and repair hydraulic brake systems.
4. Inspect, assess and repair air brake systems.

Topics and Scope
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1. Steering systems
  a. Steering system components
  b. Steering geometry and function
  c. Mechanical and hydraulic steering systems
  d. Testing steering systems
2. Suspension systems
  a. Vehicle suspension systems
  b. Machinery suspension systems
  c. System repair and maintenance
  d. Component repair and maintenance
3. Wheels, tires, tracks and alignment factors
  a. Wheel hubs and bearings
  b. Tire applications and types
  c. Steel and fiber tracks and components
  d. Truck and bus alignment basics
  e. Equipment undercarriage alignment and wear factors
4. Air brake systems
  a. Air brake system operation dynamics
  b. Air brake components, repair and maintenance
  c. Foundation brake components and adjustment
  d. Anti-lock brake systems
5. Hydraulic brake systems
  a. Brake system operation
  b. Brake system components, repair and maintenance
  c. Foundation brake components, repair and maintenance
  d. Anti-lock brake systems

Assignments:
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Students will:
1.  Complete chapter readings of approximately 25 pages a week
2.  Perform alignment checks on vehicles and equipment
3.  Perform maintenance and repair procedures on related items
4.  Perform brake inspections and adjustments on heavy vehicles
5. 3-5 exams

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
15 - 30%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Structured Lab Exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
45 - 65%
Multiple choice, Completion, Tests
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Heavy Duty Truck Systems, Sean Bennett, Ian Andrew Norman, Thomson Delmar
Learning, 4th. Ed., 2006

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