Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AMT 53 - Brakes

  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AMT 20
  • Co-requisite: AMT 55

This course covers shop safety, related tools, fundamental principles of operation and practical application needed to perform repairs to automotive braking systems. Various mechanical, hydraulic, vacuum, electrical, and computer devices incorporated in the automobile's braking system will be covered. They include an introduction to Anti-lock Braking Systems manufactured by Teves, Bosch, Delco, and Kelsey-Hayes along with established troubleshooting and service procedures. Course includes live work.

150 hrs. lect./ lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 53, the student will be able to:

  • Work independently and inter-dependently in an automotive repair facility
  • Function safely in an automotive environment
  • Communicate effectively to gather and convey industry related information
  • Operate automotive equipment and specialty tools
  • Perform all of the NATEF tasks that are outlined in each section listed below. Refer to the NATEF task list on website for a complete list of individual tasks.
  • General Brake System Diagnosis
  • Hydraulic System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Drum Brake Diagnosis and Repair
  • Disc Brake Diagnosis and Repair
  • Power Assist Units Diagnosis and Repair
  • Miscellaneous (Wheel Bearings, Parking Brakes, Electrical I, etc.) Diagnosis and Repair
  • Antilock Brake and Traction Control Systems

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