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AUTO 0056 - Automotive Brake System Fundamentals

Automotive Mechanics Part-time Studies Course

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BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​Strengthen your fundamental understanding of automotive brake system theory, operation and testing. This course is suitable for professional technicians, apprentices, and enthusiasts. Not all concepts will be covered during scheduled class / shop time as this course incorporates an online learning resource requiring students to complete an additional 5-10 hours knowledge development per week.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe hydraulic brake and parking brake system configuration and components.
  • Inspect hydraulic brake and parking brake system components.
  • Understand processes required to safely service automotive braking systems.
  • Understand the fundamental operating principles of anti-lock brake systems
  • Develop diagnostic skills necessary to diagnose automotive brake systems.

Effective as of Winter 2020


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