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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 18, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 140 Brake Systems

10 credits
This course focuses on the diagnosis, repair and service of automotive brakes and anti-lock brake control systems utilizing industry standards, technique and equipment.

Prerequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125  

Corequisites: AUTO 144  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • List and describe principles of hydraulics and electronics as they relate to brake systems
  • List construction and identify components of typical brake systems
  • List and describe the geometry and measurements of most types of brake systems
  • Analyze brake noises and vibrations
  • Remove and replace typical brake system components using the proper tools and techniques
  • Use shop equipment dealing with brake systems, including measuring tools, brake lathes, cleaning equipment and ABS scanners
  • Make brake system measurements, corrections and repairs as necessary
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to brake systems, the student’s training and future employment
  • Apply the knowledge of safety laws and common sense safety while working on brake systems and while lifting the vehicle
  • Demonstrate communication and customer relation skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers and fellow workers while working on brake systems