NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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DESL 1720 - Brakes and Chassis

This course covers the theory of operation of drive shafts, heavy-duty axles, steering systems, air and hydraulic brakes, and suspension systems. Lab times consist of disassembly, assembly, and troubleshooting of the mentioned components.

Credits: 3

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon Completion of DESL 1720 Brakes and Chassis, the student will:

  1. Identify the components of a truck drivetrain.
  2. Explain the power flow through a heavy-duty truck axle assembly.
  3. Examine the procedures for inspecting, lubricating, and replacement of drivetrain components.
  4. Identify the components of the steering system of a heavy-duty truck.
  5. Distinguish the different types of suspensions used on current trucks.
  6. Troubleshoot common suspension problems.
  7. Examine the chassis frame of a heavy-duty truck.
  8. Explain the operation of air brakes.
  9. Relate the procedures of inspection, adjustment, and repair.
  10. Identify the components that make up an air brake system.
  11. Evaluate an over the road truck according to the Department of Transportation Criteria.

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