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I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:II. NUMBER OF TIMES COURSE MAY BE TAKEN FOR CREDIT: FourIII. PREREQUISITE AND/OR ADVISORY SKILLS: NoneIV. MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:A. describe the theory and fundamentals of automotive brake, anti-lock brake electronic traction control, and steering stability systems;B. use basic testing and diagnostic tools and equipment in the inspection, diagnosis and repair of automotive braking systems;C. demonstrate the ability to access the vehicle computer and various sensors relating to brakes and suspension systems;D. demonstrate safe and appropriate handling of hazardous materialE. accurately investigate and catalogue consumer concerns;F. maintain a clean and professional environment.V. CONTENT:A. Automotive brakes.1. Foundation brake systemsa. Hydraulic servo, dual-servo, advanced leading trailing and leading trailing.b. Caliper and piston frontc. Caliper and piston rear2. Anti-Lock systems and sub-systems.a. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsd. Electrical control units3. Traction control systems, and sub-systems.a. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsd. Electrical control units4. Steering Stability systems and subsystemsa. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsd. Electrical control unitse. Yaw Sensorsf. Pitch Sensorsg. Decelerometersh. Steering input sensorsB. Testing and diagnostic tools and equipment.1. Proper and safe tool use procedures.2. Diagnostic safety precautions3. Analysis of test results.4. Digital volt, ohm meter reading (DVOM).5. Digital storage oscilloscope hook-up and reading.C. Computer access1. Access vehicle on board computer2. Retrieve codes and refer to diagnostic service information.3. Evaluate sensor data.D. Hazardous material handling.1. Demonstrate proper handling of brake system components.2. Perform proper fluid disposal.E. Consumer concerns1. Research customer concerns, evaluate steps needed to repair concern.2. Catalogue concern.3. Repair ProceduresF. Professional environment1. Safety glasses (clear lens) worn in all laboratory areas.2. No loose clothing (coveralls strongly recommended).3. Long Hair secured.4. No open toe shoes (safety shoes recommended).5. Work areas maintained; clean free of debris and spills.VI. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:A. Lecture and DiscussionsB. Audio and Visual material1. PowerPoint presentations2. Mockup parts from automobileC. Student Hands-on laboratory activities and assignmentsD. Group discussionsVII. TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS:A. Lecture based assignments1. Text reading2. Oral presentation3. Class discussionB. Lab based assignments1. Completion of applied activities2. Lab activity worksheet3. Diagnosis and debugging4. Demonstrations of skill competencesVIII. EVALUATION:C. Performance of Lab projects.D. Tracking of documentation of applied competencies.E. Homework assignment completion.F. Lab assignments from text and instructor.G. Professionalism of student in shop practices, including safety, maintenance of work areas, and customer service.H. Quizzes: Midterm and Final examination1. Typical exam questions:a. When diagnosing an “ABS warning Lamp illuminated , what is your first step?i. Perform visual inspection.ii. Check for codes.iii. Road test vehicle.iv. Perform brake job.b. While performing a four wheel brake job (all disc.), you find NO run out in the rotors you should:i. Machine rotorsii. Measure rotors.iii. Perform a pad slap.iv. Road test vehicle.I. Frequency1. Weekly Quizzes2. Weekly Lab Assignments3. Midterm4. FinalIX. TYPICAL TEXTS:A. Owen, Clifton E., Today’s Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Third Edition.2004.B. California State Department Consumer Affairs: Brake Inspection Manual, 2003.C. James D. Halderman., Automotive Brake Systems, 4/E, Prentice Hall, 2008.X. OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED OF STUDENTS:Las Positas College3000 Campus Hill DriveLivermore, CA 94551(925) 424-1000(925) 443-0742 (Fax)Course Outline for Automotive Apprenticeship 97HAUTOMOTIVE BRAKE AND SAFETY INSPECTION I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:APAU 97H—AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE AND SAFETY INSPECTION—3 unitsDiagnosis, evaluation, inspection, adjustment, and repair of safety equipment, braking andantilock braking systems and related devices. Class will involve California State law regarding brake and safety inspections. . Includes the material on the California Brake Adjuster’s Licensing Examination. Students are encouraged to enroll in Automotive Lab concurrently. Only students who are part of the automotive apprenticeship may enroll in an APAU class. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.II. NUMBER OF TIMES COURSE MAY BE TAKEN FOR CREDIT: FourIII. PREREQUISITE AND/OR ADVISORY SKILLS: NoneIV. MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:A. describe the theory and fundamentals of automotive brake, anti-lock brake electronic traction control, and steering stability systems;B. use basic testing and diagnostic tools and equipment in the inspection, diagnosis and repair of automotive braking systems;C. demonstrate the ability to access the vehicle computer and various sensors relating to brakes and suspension systems;D. demonstrate safe and appropriate handling of hazardous materialE. accurately investigate and catalogue consumer concerns;F. maintain a clean and professional environment.V. CONTENT:A. Automotive brakes.1. Foundation brake systemsa. Hydraulic servo, dual-servo, advanced leading trailing and leading trailing.b. Caliper and piston frontc. Caliper and piston rear2. Anti-Lock systems and sub-systems.a. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsd. Electrical control units3. Traction control systems, and sub-systems.a. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsCourse Outline for Automotive Apprenticeship 97H Page 2AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE AND SAFETY INSPECTIONd. Electrical control units4. Steering Stability systems and subsystemsa. Wheel speed sensorsb. Vehicle speed sensorsc. Hydraulic control unitsd. Electrical control unitse. Yaw Sensorsf. Pitch Sensorsg. Decelerometersh. Steering input sensorsB. Testing and diagnostic tools and equipment.1. Proper and safe tool use procedures.2. Diagnostic safety precautions3. Analysis of test results.4. Digital volt, ohm meter reading (DVOM).5. Digital storage oscilloscope hook-up and reading.C. Computer access1. Access vehicle on board computer2. Retrieve codes and refer to diagnostic service information.3.


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