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Areas of Study | | AUTO244 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: AUTO244
COURSE TITLE:Alignment & Balance
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:2
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:90
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Two and four wheel alignment principles, wheel balancing, and tire service.

PREREQUISITES:
AUTO134

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the various kinds of front suspensions and steering systems by their construction and operating characteristics.
  • Inspect steering and suspension parts.
  • Use the service manual to repair or replace worn steering and suspension parts.
  • Balance most types of wheels using static or dynamic methods.
  • Identify and explain the purpose of the five angles that are the foundation of front wheel alignment
  • Check and perform a four wheel alignment
  • Service wheel bearings
  • Road test a vehicle after repair and adjustment
  • Explain the need for four-wheel alignment

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Steering angles
  2. Steering and suspension problems
  3. Alignment equipment and techniques
  4. Tire balancing and equipment

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Safety Glasses

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:
Spring 2019

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