Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist
Offered at the Following Campus
The Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist certificate program provides students with skills needed to enter the automotive industry as an entry level chassis technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, chassis components and types, steering system components and service, alignment theory and procedures, and brake system operation, diagnosis and repair.
The standard curriculum for Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program in any semester term in which any of the four required courses are offered. The program may usually be completed in 2 semester terms. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 17 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
(Prerequisite: Provisional Admission) Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of fluids.
(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the cost of electrical components.
(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) Introduces brake systems theory and its application to automotive systems and anti-lock brake system (ABS) to include ABS components and ABS operation, testing, and diagnosis. Topics include: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair; drum brake diagnosis and repair; disc brake diagnosis and repair; power assist units diagnosis and repair; miscellaneous brake components (wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical, etc.) diagnosis and repair; test, diagnose, and service electronic brake control system. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to material cost (fluid, cleaner, hardware).
(Prerequisite: None) (Co-requisites: AUTT 1010) Introduces students to principles of steering, suspension, wheel alignment, electronic steering, and electronic active suspension. Topics include: general suspension and steering systems diagnosis; steering systems diagnosis and repair; suspension systems diagnosis and repair; related suspension and steering service; wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair. A $25 fee is associated with this course due to the increased cost of supplies.