• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Brakes
  • Course #: ATEC1505
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

In this course students will learn skills needed to perform repairs on automotive brake systems. The course includes operation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of standard and Anti-Lock Brake Systems. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

Course 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.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Diagnose hydraulic brake systems
Perform master cylinder bench bleeding procedures
Disassemble disc brake assemblies
Disassemble drum brake assemblies
Inspect brake drum and rotor assemblies
Diagnose braking concerns
Describe anti-lock brake system operation
Diagnose anti-lock brake components
Describe hydraulic brake system operation
Perform drum and rotor machining operations
Adjust brake system components to meet specifications
Assemble brake system components
Diagnose power assist brake unit concerns
Perform wheel bearing service

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ATEC1615
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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