Course Details

Electrical Systems 2

Course Code DTCT-207
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

This course is designed to elevate the student’s knowledge of the braking system, tire and wheel assembly and the suspension system found on a heavy duty truck or coach. In regards to the braking system: students will learn about the different functions, construction, composition, types, styles and application of air brake systems. Students will be taught how to inspect, diagnose and repair the braking system using the recommended procedures. In the tire and wheel section: students will learn about the different styles of tire and wheel assembly. Students will study the advantages and disadvantages of each style as well as the safety precautions to be taken when working on these systems as well. Students will be taught about the principle(s) of operation of tire and wheel assemblies. Students will learn about low and zero maintenance wheel end assemblies as well as how to inspect, diagnose and repair the different types of tire and wheel assembly system using the recommended procedures. In the Suspension section: students will study the different types of suspension system, their advantages and disadvantages as well as the functions, construction, composition, types, styles and application of each system. Students will be able to visually identify the different types of suspension system found on truck and coach. Students will also be able to check measurements such as ride height and drive line angles and explain how they both affect each other. Students will also be able to inspect, diagnose and repair or recommend repair of different types of suspension system.