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AGC 138 Brakes, Steering, Suspension Systems
Credit Hours:  1.0
Effective Term: Fall 2008
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Theory of operation, diagnosis, and service and repair techniques related to brakes, steering and suspension used in heavy equipment applications. Use of technical service literature, reconditioning procedures and safety are emphasized.

Prerequisites: Must be sponsored by an AGC Contractor


Recommendations: The AGC Mechanic Apprentice Program was developed to provide a plan of approved training that will equip apprentices for profitable employment as skilled mechanics in the construction industry. Each apprentice is sponsored by a participating AGC member firm.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.Identify preventive maintenance, adjustments, and lubrication procedures on brakes, steering, and suspension components.
2.Explain and apply procedures related to lifting and handling of various components.
3.Describe systematic failure analysis procedures.
4.Identify alignment procedures and areas of suspension systems that need maintenance.
5.Identify how air brake systems work and how to test the systems.
6.Explain and apply industry safety standards.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Meet proficiencies as guided by the AED Foundation Standards for Construction Equipment Technology. (http://www.aednet.org/aed_foundation/pdf/standards-2005.pdf)
2. Use service manuals to identify manufacture’s acceptable equipment standards.