AUTO-160: Automotive Chassis Units

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Automotive Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Automotive
Course Number
160
Course Title
Automotive Chassis Units
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

A study of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the various chassis units. Examines steering, suspension systems, and alignment as well as disc and drum braking systems.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Chassis Construction, Fasteners and Safety
  2. Braking System Principles, Components and Operation
  3. Braking System Principles, Components and Operation
  4. Wheel Bearings and Service
  5. Drum Brake Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  6. Disc Brake Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  7. Parking Brake Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  8. Machining Brake Drums and Rotors
  9. Power Brake Unit Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  10. Antilock Braking System Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  11. Tires and Wheels
  12. Drive Axle shafts and CV Joints
  13. Steering System Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  14. Suspension System Operation, Diagnosis and Service
  15. Alignment Diagnosis and Service
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Mount, inspect and balance tires and wheels
  • Diagnose suspension and alignment problems
  • Diagnose common drum and disc brake problems
  • Use common brake tools
  • Use common wheel alignment tools
  • Apply steering geometry to common vehicle alignment problems
  • Differentiate vehicle handling problems due to tires, brakes and alignment

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Measurable objectives will be evaluated by the instructor based on accuracy and proficiency and completion of assigned tasks.Homework, class participation, lab activities, quizzes and tests will be used as criteria to assign the student’s final earned grade for this class.

General Course Requirements and Recommendations

Students must take notes on demonstrations, carefully read and analyze assigned course materials and perform exercises to determine their competence in servicing modern automotive chassis systems.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
05/03/2019
AALC Approval Date
05/15/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
06/03/2019