Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog
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DS 154 - Heavy Duty Braking Systems

1-12 Credit(s)

This course covers technical information and shop projects necessary for the practical application and understanding of theories and principles used in the operation, diagnosis, testing, failure analysis, and repair of heavy duty braking systems. This includes the following; safety; technical information and shop projects to apply and understand theories, principles and applications including: fundamentals of braking, applied preventive maintenance program for trucks/tractors; disc; s-cam brake systems; anti-lock air brake systems; heavy duty wedge brakes; power assist units; truck/tractor air brake system components; diesel engine exhaust brakes and retarders as used in on and off highway heavy duty trucks and equipment.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Demonstrate customer relations' skills
2. Explain environmental awareness in the proper handling of petroleum products and related materials used to perform service and repair in the commercial transportation truck and heavy equipment industry
3. Identify and demonstrate the principles and operation of Brake Systems
4. Perform service and repair procedures on vehicles according to industry standards as they are used in the commercial transportation truck and heavy equipment industry
5. Demonstrate basic math skills using formulas to determine the following: Brake torque, system pressures, stopping distance, deceleration rates



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