STEERING AND SUSPENSION

  • Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Steering and Suspension
  • Course #: ATEC1405
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

In this course the student will learn the design, operation, and repair of vehicle steering and suspension systems. This will include two and four wheel alignment on conventional and McPherson strut suspension systems, tire balance and service. 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:
Describe steering and suspension system theory and operation
Inspect steering and suspension system components
Perform component removal and reassembly
Diagnose steering and suspension components
Explain alignment theory and operation
Operate alignment equipment
Perform vehicle alignment
Apply proper tire terminology
Perform tire removal and repair procedures
Perform tire balancing procedures
Diagnose tire wear problems
Inspect and calibrate tire pressure monitoring systems

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

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