Course Outlines

Automotive Brake Systems — AUTM 1033

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 2.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course includes basic principles of brakes, hydraulic system basics, disc and drum brakes, parking brakes, anti-lock brakes and power assist units. Emphasis will be placed on operation, diagnosis and repair of various types of braking systems. Prerequisites: AUTM 1003 and 1013
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Check braking system for leaks and determine necessary action
    2. Check operation of brake electrical systems
    3. Check vacuum supply (manifold or auxiliary pump) to vacuum-type power booster
    4. Clean, inspect, measure, and replace braking system components; determine necessary action
    5. Complete work order to include customer information, vehicle identifying information, customer concern, related service history, cause and correction
    6. Depressurize high-pressure components of the anti-lock brake system (ABS)
    7. Diagnose anti-lock brake system (ABS) braking concerns
    8. Diagnose wheel bearing noises, wheel shimmy, and vibration concerns: determine necessary action
    9. Identify and inspect mechanical/hydrolic and anti-lock brake system (ABS) components: determine necessary action
    10. Identify traction control/vehicle stability control system components
    11. Identify, interpret, and diagnose brake system concern: determine necessary action
    12. Inspect and replace wheel studs
    13. Inspect, test, and/or replace braking system components
    14. Install wheel, torque lug nuts, and make final checks and adjustments
    15. Locate and interpret vehicle and major component identification numbers (VIN, vehicle certification labels, calibration labels)
    16. Perform brake system adjustments, services, and repairs
    17. Research applicable vehicle and service information, such as brake system operation, vehicle service history, service precautions, and technical service bulletins
    18. Select, handle, store, and fill brake fluids to proper level
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted