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.

Program Purpose

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in automotive brakes and suspension that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Program Map

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. 

To get started on your personalized Academic Plan, visit the Academic Planning page or schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor.

First Semester: Spring

Course Course Title Credits Area
AUT 200 Automotive Electrical Systems 6 Major Requirement

Second Semester: Fall

Course Course Title Credits Area
AUT 120 Automotive Suspension 6 Major Requirement
AUT 125 Automotive Brakes 4 Major Requirement
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