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DT 280
Brakes and Air Systems


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 62

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:38    Lab Hours:24


Description
An in-depth study of air and hydraulic brake systems as found on medium and heavy duty vehicles. Topics include air and hydraulic systems, air drum brakes, air disc brakes, hydraulic drum brakes, hydraulic disc brakes, air system schematics, air valves and controls, air compressors and driers, troubleshooting and repair of brake systems. Students must be seeking a degree or certificate in Diesel Equipment Mechanics.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the brake system theory
  • Use appropriate brake system terminology
  • Identify foundation brakes
  • Describe various air systems
  • Describe various air brake systems
  • Describe hydraulic brake systems
  • Troubleshoot brake systems

  • Course Topics
  • Brake system theory and terminology
  • ABS and ATC theory
  • Brake circuits
  • Foundation brakes
  • Diagnosis and repair of brake systems
  • Valves and controls

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    DT 280
    Summer 2014
    8921
    Dwight Penner
    DT 280
    Spring 2014
    8921
    Dwight Penner
    DT 280
    Winter 2014
    8921
    Dwight Penner
    DT 280
    Fall 2013
    8921
    Dwight Penner
    DT 280
    Summer 2013
    8921
    Dwight Penner


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.