Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog
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ABOD 1125 - Introduction to Alignment, Brakes, and Suspension

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course introduces students to the theory and practice of working with vehicle steering, suspension, and braking systems, as well as basic vehicle alignment. Topics include safety issues; part identification and inspection; and appropriate system adjustments, repair, replacement, and/or rebuilding. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950  and RDNG 0950  or above OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051  and ESOL 0052  and ESOL 1033  OR completion of ESOL 0041  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043  with a grade of C or higher; AND Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher or minimum placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher; AND instructor consent. 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 placement retesting or registering for a MATH course.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Safety procedures and precautions related to steering, suspension, brakes, and alignment
  2. Theory, operation, and part identification of steering systems
  3. Theory, operation, and part identification of suspension systems
  4. Theory, operation, and part identification of brake systems
  5. Repair of steering, suspension, and brake systems
  6. Alignment angle theory of caster, camber, and toe
  7. Basic alignment procedures

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

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to steering, suspension, brakes and alignment.
  2. describe basic steering, suspension, brake, and alignment theory and operation.
  3. identify basic steering, suspension, and brake components and related parts.
  4. demonstrate basic repairs of steering, suspension, and brake systems.
  5. identify mechanical alignment adjustments.
  6. demonstrate the setup procedure of a vehicle on an alignment rack.
  7. complete a vehicle alignment to industry standards using mechanical adjustments.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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