Catalog 2017-2018 
    Mar 20, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018

ACRT 256 Mechanical and Electrical Systems

4 credits
This course focuses on the basics of identifying and diagnosing mechanical and electrical system repair needs.

Prerequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , TRAN 113 , and TRAN 125 , or instructor permission.

Corequisites: ACRT 155 , ACRT 156 , ACRT 255 , or instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

  • Inspect exhaust systems for damage
  • Inspect radiator and air conditioning systems for damage
  • Define the elements of proper wheel alignment, including caster, camber, toe, thrust line alignment, steering axis inclination, and turning radius
  • Describe the design and operation of parallelogram, rack-and-pinion, and four wheel steering
  • Explain the operation of front, rear, and computer suspension systems
  • Explain different electrical diagnostic equipment
  • Describe air bag system and restraint system servicing requirements
  • Use other common types of shop equipment and hand tools

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40