AT103 - Braking Systems

AT103 - Braking Systems
Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): AT102 Steering & Suspension Systems. 
Co-requisites: None.
 
In this course students are provided classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the fundamentals of hydraulics and how it relates to a vehicle’s braking system.  Master cylinders and power assist units will be discussed, diagnosed and repaired.  Disc and drum brakes will be discussed, diagnosed, serviced and repaired. The student will learn the proper way to perform complete brake servicing including using a brake lathe to machine rotors and drums.  The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  A library/internet research written project concerning some aspect of a vehicle’s braking system will be assigned and is an integral component of this course.