Dec 02, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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AUTO 1090 - Service Floor 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: AUTO 1000 AUTO 1040 AUTO 1100 , and AUTO 1130 

(formerly AUTO 2190)

This course provides the students with hands-on automotive service experience. Emphasis and tasks related to brakes, steering, suspension and alignment diagnosis and repair. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Billable Contact Hours: 5

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform wheel alignments.

Objectives:

  1. Operate alignment rack.
  2. Mount sensors to vehicle.
  3. Measure and diagnose alignment readings.
  4. Adjust alignment angles to specifications.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform brake jobs.

Objectives:

  1. Complete drum brake service.
  2. Complete disc brake service.
  3. Machine brake drums and rotors.
  4. Bleed hydraulic systems.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to inspect the steering and suspension systems.

Objectives:

  1. Identify and inspect loaded ball joints.
  2. Identify and inspect steering linkage.
  3. Identify and inspect suspension components.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Overview
    1. Materials to be covered
    2. Course Rules
    3. Evaluation Process
    4. Shop safety
  2. Steering and Suspension and Alignment
    1. General Suspension and Steering Systems Diagnosis as per NATEF Standards
    2. Steering Systems Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    3. Suspension Systems Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    4. Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment, and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    5. Wheel and Tire Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
  3. Brakes Task
    1. General Brake Systems Diagnosis as per NATEF Standards
    2. Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    3. Drum Brake Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    4. Disc Brake Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    5. Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
    6. Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical, Etc.) Diagnosis and Repair as per NATEF Standards
  4. Road Testing
    1. Determination of Quality of Repair
  5. Electronic Services Information
    1. Follow diagnostic strategies based on published procedures and guidelines
    2. Flat-rate labor time lookup and job estimation

Primary Faculty
Prater, Daniel
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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