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AST 1015 - Automotive Brakes

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 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. This course requires completion of or to be concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1025 , AST 1035 , and AST 1045 .
MnTC Goals

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. 

Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

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.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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