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Auto-Brakes

Course Number: 883
Subject: Transportation Technology
Major/Program of Study: Automotive Technician (NAETEF)
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile brakes and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend postsecondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary brake repair tasks. Students will learn: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair, drum brake diagnosis and repair, disk brake diagnosis and repair, power assist units diagnosis and repair, miscellaneous diagnosis and repair to include wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical diagnosis and repair of brake light system, and antilock system diagnosis and repair. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to take the NATEF Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate. Prerequisites and other notes: Automotive-Electrical skills included. Recommended to take Auto-Electrical/Electronic Systems (882) and Auto-Heating & Air Conditioning (884) concurrently. Recommended for grades 10-12. Students must take Industry Assessment to receive credit for course.