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AST 1025 - Steering and Suspension Systems

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides the basis for repairs and adjustments to the steering and suspension systems found on the modern automobile. Operating design theory, diagnosis, adjustment, and repair are included during group discussions and shop applications. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1015 , 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. Suspension
  2. Frame and suspension designs
  3. Suspension types
  4. Springs
  5. Shock absorbers
  6. Stabilizer bar and links
  7. Bushing service
  8. Ball joints
  9. Diagnosing suspension systems

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

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to four wheel alignment.
  2. describe steering and suspension system operation and theory.
  3. identify steering and suspension system components and related parts.
  4. rebuild suspension and steering systems to industry standards.
  5. demonstrate the proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.
  6. perform NATEF tasks related to steering and suspension systems.


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