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AST 1015 - Automotive Brakes

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers drum and disc brake systems, hydraulic systems, power brakes, and the basic theory of anti-lock brake systems. Theory, diagnosis, adjustment, and complete system rebuilding will be included during group discussions and shop applications. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1025 , AST 1035 , and AST 1045 . Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 0090  or above or completion of ENGL 0080  with a grade of C or higher; Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above OR completion MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.

Major Content
  1. Safety procedures and precautions related to automotive brake systems and service.
  2. Brake hydraulics
  3. Fluid pressure control
  4. Brake hoses and lines
  5. Master cylinder
  6. Power brakes
  7. Drum brakes
  8. Disc brakes
  9. Measuring
  10. Electrical
  11. Brake diagnosis
  12. Antilock braking systems
  13. Maintenance and operational techniques of related tools and equipment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to brake systems.
  2. demonstrate micrometer measuring.
  3. perform correct applicable machining techniques.
  4. demonstrate the proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.
  5. perform NATEF tasks related to automotive brake systems
  6. describe brake system operation and theory.
  7. identify brake system components and related parts.
  8. rebuild brake systems to industry standards.
  9. describe anti-lock brake system theory and operation.

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