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Automotive Brake Systems
Course: ASE150AU

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive brake systems.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate safe personal and workplace habits according to industry standards. (I-V)
2. Demonstrate industry standard professionalism that includes dress, attendance and customer service. (I-V)
3. Effectively communicate with diverse audiences. (I-V)
4. Document work performed according to industry standards. (I-V)
5. Research appropriate service information pertaining to brake systems. (II)
6. Use appropriate service information, tools, and equipment to verify proper operation of brake systems. (II-V)
7. Use appropriate service information, tools, and equipment to diagnose brake system faults. (II-V)
8. Use appropriate service information, tools, and equipment to repair brake systems. (II-V)
9. Discuss the theory and operation of integrated systems. (IV-V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Safety
II. Documentation
   A. Service information
   B. Industry standards
III. Tools and equipment
IV. Principles related to brake systems operation
   A. Energy, friction, and inertia
   B. Hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical principles
   C. Power assist units
   D. Brake-related components and systems
V. Operation, diagnostics, and service/repair of automotive brake systems
   A. Brake systems inspection
   B. Replacement of pads and shoes
   C. Reconditioning rotors and drums
   D. Brake hydraulics services/servicing
   E. Electronic stability control
   F. Anti-lock brakes
   G. Traction control
   H. Regenerative braking systems
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

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.