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COURSE NUMBER: AUTO134
COURSE TITLE:Steering & Suspension Systems
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Principles of operation, maintenance, and repair of automotive systems including electronic steering and suspension, steering column, steering gears, and air bag safety. Emphasis given to front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate his/her knowledge of the theory and development of automobile suspension systems.
  • Identify and describe the operation of the various components in a front and rear suspension system.
  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair front and rear suspension components.
  • Demonstrate his/her knowledge of basic theory and development of automotive steering systems.
  • Identify and describe the operation of the various components in a manual and power steering system.
  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair manual and power steering components.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of suspension and steering tools and equipment.
  • Continue to develop safe work habits

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Suspension system dynamics
  2. Solid front axle suspension systems
  3. Independent front suspension systems
  4. Suspension maintenance procedures
  5. Diagnosis and repair of suspension components
  6. Steering system dynamics
  7. Manual steering sytems
  8. Power steering systems
  9. Diagnosis and repair of steering system components
  10. Proper usage of tools and equipment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Safety glasses Z-87 rated

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Attendance is a must
Quizzes/worksheets
Laboratory work
ASE tasks
Midterm exam
Final exam

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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