Dec 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABDY 128 - Autobody Structure and Mechanics

7 Credits
Students study basic mechanical principles such as four-wheel alignment, electrical theory, electrical circuits and DVOM usage. Other subjects include steering, suspension systems, brakes, air conditioning, cooling systems, and trim and hardware. Training prepares students for certification in I-CAR Non-Structural Technician, ProLevel I.

Course Outcomes
  1. Describe the fundamentals of how various brake systems work, and demonstrate the procedures for manual and pressure bleeding.
  2. Define the elements of proper wheel alignment; including caster, camber, toe, thrust line alignment, steering axis inclination, and turning radius.
  3. Describe the design and operation of parallelogram, rack-and-pinion, and four wheel steering.
  4. Explain the basics of front, rear, and computer suspension systems.