ATEC1405 Steering and Suspension

In this course the student will learn the design, operation, and repair of vehicle steering and suspension systems. This will include two and four wheel alignment on conventional and McPherson strut suspension systems, tire balance and service. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

ATEC1615

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Describe steering and suspension system theory and operation
Inspect steering and suspension system components
Perform component removal and reassembly
Diagnose steering and suspension components
Explain alignment theory and operation
Operate alignment equipment
Perform vehicle alignment
Apply proper tire terminology
Perform tire removal and repair procedures
Perform tire balancing procedures
Diagnose tire wear problems
Inspect and calibrate tire pressure monitoring systems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

2

lab:

2