Steering, Suspension, & Alignment Certificate of Achievement

The emphasis of the Steering, Suspension, & Alignment Certificate is on vehicle steering & suspension systems including their basic operation, function, service, and maintenance. The systems include base brakes, anti-lock brakes, and various types of front and rear suspension systems, as well as four-wheel alignment. 

This certificate is designed to prepare students and incumbent employees for entry-level positions at local automotive dealerships, independent repair facilities, national repair chains, fleets, and parts suppliers. The applicable courses are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) compliant, meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. 

Required CoursesUnits
AUTO 010Introduction To Automotive Technology4
AUTO 011BAuto Electronics & Electrical Systems4
AUTO 012AAutomotive Steering & Suspension4
AUTO 095AAutomotive Technology Work Experience 12
Select 4 units from the following:4
Automotive Braking Systems
Automotive Engine Management
Advanced Engine Management
Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Train Systems
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Automotive Diagnosis And Troubleshooting
Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology
Basic & Advanced Clean Air Car Course
Automotive Technology Work Experience (1-2 units in addition to required) 1
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I
Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding

For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.