Prepares mechanics, with limited experience, to service air brakes. Upon successful completion, students will receive credit for the pre-trip for 30 days toward the Motor Vehicle Air Endorsement examination. This endorsement is a requirement for Automotive Technician Commercial Vehicle Inspectors to inspect air brakes.
Basic mechanical knowledge and ability. Steel-toed footwear required.
CSA approved safety glasses, steel-toed footwear, and coveralls required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Prerequisite: Basic mechanical knowledge and ability. Course is held at BCIT Annacis Island Campus.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Identify the components of an air brake system and state their function;
Disassemble and assemble air brake valves and foundation brakes;
Diagnose problems in an air brake system;
Perform preventative maintenance on air brake equipped vehicles; and
Perform a pre-trip inspection on an air brake equipped vehicle.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2005
Books & Supplies
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Books for Winter 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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Air Brake Connection
Inside Air Brake Valves And Devices
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