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Automotive Technology Chassis Specialist Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to diagnose and repair complex problems of brakes, suspension, and dynamic vehicle driving systems. This specialized degree includes antilock braking, electronic suspension, and alignment training. Successful students will qualify to take the California Bureau of Automotive Licensing exams for Brake and Lamp licensing. Work experience is a requirement for this major, which ensures student competency and success. All students are required to complete a digital portfolio resume used for assessment and practicum. Students completing all courses and general education courses will receive an Associate in Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various automotive brake, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive chassis systems by performing necessary actions.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in a diverse setting that includes colleagues, clients, and supervisors.
  • Comply with environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal levels.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

AUTO-131Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair1
AUTO-131LManual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-131TManual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-132Differential and 4WD Systems Diagnosis and Service1
AUTO-132LDifferential and 4WD Systems Laboratory1
AUTO-132TDifferential and 4WD Systems Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-143Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair1
AUTO-143LSteering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-143TSteering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-144Noise, Vibration, and Harshness0.5
AUTO-144LNoise, Vibration, and Harshness Laboratory1
AUTO-144TNoise, Vibration, and Harshness Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-151Brake System Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-151LBrake System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-151TBrake System Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-153Advanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-153LAdvanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-153TAdvanced Brake System Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-161Electrical Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-161LElectrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-161TElectrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-162Electronics Diagnosis and Repair2
AUTO-162LElectronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory1
AUTO-162TElectronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out0.5
AUTO-212Automotive Work Experience 112
Total Units35.5

Plus General Education Requirements


Must be taken for a total of 12 units.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology Chassis Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.