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-131||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair||1|
|AUTO-131L||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-131T||Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-132||Differential and 4WD Systems Diagnosis and Service||1|
|AUTO-132L||Differential and 4WD Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-132T||Differential and 4WD Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-143||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair||1|
|AUTO-143L||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-143T||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-144||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness||0.5|
|AUTO-144L||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-144T||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-151||Brake System Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-151L||Brake System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-151T||Brake System Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-153||Advanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-153L||Advanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-153T||Advanced Brake System Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-161||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-161L||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-161T||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-162||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-162L||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-162T||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-212||Automotive Work Experience 1||12|
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.