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Introduction to Brake Systems
Course: ASE151AU

First Term: 2019 Fall
Lecture   2.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   1.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Fundamentals and operation of automotive braking systems. Includes training in service, testing, and repair of basic brake and brake-related components.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards. (I)
2. Research appropriate service information pertaining to brake systems. (II)
3. Use appropriate service information, tools and equipment to diagnose brake system faults. (II - VIII)
4. Use appropriate service information, tools and equipment to repair brake systems. (II - VIII)
5. Use appropriate service information, tools and equipment to verify proper operation of brake systems. (II - VIII)
6. Describe the operation of anti-lock braking systems. (IX)
7. Document work performed according to industry standards. (X)
8. Demonstrate industry standard professionalism that includes dress, attendance and customer service. (I - X)
9. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences. (I - X)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Safety
II. Service information
III. Tools and equipment
IV. Principles related to brake systems operation
   A. Energy, friction and inertia
   B. Hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical principles
V. Brake systems service
   A. Brake systems inspection
   B. Replacement of pads and shoes
   C. Reconditioning rotors and drums
VI. Brake hydraulics
   A. Replacement of components
   B. Bleeding procedures
VII. Brake-related components
   A. Parking brakes
   B. Wheel bearings
   C. Proportioning and metering valves
   D. Warning lights and switches
VIII. Power assist units
   A. Operation
   B. Testing and diagnosis
   C. Replacement
IX. Introduction to anti-lock brake systems
X. Documentation and industry standards
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.