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2022-2023 Catalog 
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AO 120 - Automotive Chassis Systems 1

Credit Hours: 6

This lecture/lab course will introduce students to the basic diagnostic and repair strategies of modern steering, suspension, and braking system designs.  This course will focus on the foundational skills necessary for entry level employment in the automotive industry. 

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and label common automotive brake, steering and suspension components and describe how they function.
  • Use service information and automotive tools to identify possible causes of brake, steering and suspension concerns.
  • Summarize diagnostic findings and recommend repairs according to manufacturer’s specifications or industry standards.
  • Demonstrate the proper replacement of brake, steering and suspension components.
  • Describe and document chassis repairs in ways that are consistent with automotive industry standards, highlighting the complaint, cause and correction.
  • Discover the use of hydraulic systems in modern automotive chassis systems.

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