Automotive Brakes and Suspension
CERT - Occupational Certificate
Successful completion of the required courses for this certificate signifies to potential or current employers that the student has completed the steps necessary in obtaining an entry level position as a general or specialized technician.
Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in automotive brakes and suspension that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.
- Demonstrate needed entry level skill sets for testing and certification through ASE (Automotive Service Excellence).
- Demonstrate an understanding and be able to overhaul suspension systems, align vehicles, understand automotive brake systems and related electrical system applications using advanced technological simulators and live vehicles.
- Demonstrate effective written communication.
- Analyze automotive applications and determine the needed materials and equipment necessary to perform tasks related to automotive brakes, suspension and electrical systems.
- Maintain and present the required NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) competency task list indicating completion of the required tasks as it relates to automotive brakes, suspension, and related electrical systems.
- Participate in on-car brake lathe certification through Pro-Cut rotor matching systems.
Recommended Program Map / Program Requirements
The recommended plan below meets the requirements to complete this program. For official requirements, visit the AWC Catalog. If the recommended classes listed below don’t fit your schedule or interests, you can take alternate classes.
First Semester: Spring
|AUT 200||Automotive Electrical Systems||6||Major Requirement|
Second Semester: Fall
|AUT 120||Automotive Suspension||6||Major Requirement|
|AUT 125||Automotive Brakes||4||Major Requirement|