CIMTA-110: Brakes and Clutches

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
CNTR for Innov Manuf Educ
Academic Level
Course Subject
Trade & Apprenticeship
Course Number
Course Title
Brakes and Clutches
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Introduces various types and styles of braking systems and clutch components used in industrial applications.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To provide students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Trade & Apprentice Education, utilizing digital learning materials and hands-on labs.

Core Course Topics
  1. Maintenance Safety
  2. Brake & Clutch Functions
  3. Brake & Clutch Applications and Maintenance
  4. Electromagnetic Types of Brake and/or Clutch
  5. Mechanical-Lockup Interfaces
  6. Actuation Methods
  7. Clutch and Brake Identification
  8. Clutch and Brake Disassembly
  9. Clutch and Brake Assembly
  10. Brake and/or Clutch to Motor Assembly
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Describe how mechanical safety relates to maintenance work. 2. Describe the function of a clutch. 3. List applications for a friction clutch. 4. Describe the operation of an electromagnetic brake. 5. Describe a mechanical lockup actuation method. 6. List five different types of actuation methods. 7. Identify three different styles of clutches. 8. Disassemble a clutch. 9. Assemble a clutch. 10. Install a brake and/or clutch assembly onto a C-faced motor.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned labs to be evaluated by using standard Rubrics (see Division).


See Division for required texts/materials.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of current Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2014
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date