Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AMT 55 - Suspension And Steering (5)

  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AMT 20
  • Co-requisite: AMT 53

This course covers the need of today's automotive suspension system specialist. Fundamental information, repair procedures and current service practices are included. Various types of suspension and steering components found in the modern automobile are covered with steering geometry and wheel alignments of 2 and 4 wheel steering automobiles. An introduction to Supplemental Restraint Systems (air bags) also included.

150 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 55, 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 Suspension and Steering System Diagnosis
  • Steering System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Suspension System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Wheel Alignment Diagnosis, Adjustment and Repair
  • Wheel and Tire Diagnosis and Repair

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