7210 Diesel Steering and Brakes

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2 semester course, 2 semesters required, 1 credit per semester, 2 credits maximum
Counts as: 
A directed elective or elective for all diplomas
Course Description: 

This course studies steering, and suspension systems commonly used on modern tractors and trailers. Study will include steering and suspension components, power steering units, alignment theory and procedures, tire repair and service, and wheel balancing. Diagnosis, repair, and servicing of components including modern air suspension systems will be emphasized. Additionally, this course will cover theory, service, and repair of medium and heavy truck brake systems and their components. Emphasis is given to air brakes and their theory of operation, repair, and service of system components. Spring brakes and anti-lock systems will be studied on tractors and trailers. 

Local Learning Opportunities
Recommended Grade: 
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
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Next Level Programs of Study Courses
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Required Prerequisites: 
Principles of Diesel Technology
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