This course will prepare mechanics, with limited experience, to service air brakes. Course coverage will include fundamentals, function, operation, and repair of air brake components and systems. Automotive Service Technician Authorized Inspectors are required to complete this training to obtain CVSE authorization to perform air brake inspections. In addition, you will have the option to complete a practical pre-trip inspection test valid for 90 days toward the ICBC Air Brake Endorsement examination.
CSA approved safety glasses and footwear required. Footwear must be steel-toed, leather, ankle covering boots. Prequisite: Basic mechanical knowledge and ability. Course 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
The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and
stationery. Please visit
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Books for Spring/Summer 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 (Revised Ed)
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Inside Air Brake Valves And Devices
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