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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. 
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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