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 Suspension & Steering Systems4
AUTO 095AAutomotive Technology Work Experience (Maximum of 2 units may be used for work experience) 12
Electives
Select 4 units from the following:4
Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems
Automotive Braking Systems
Automotive Engine Management
Advanced Engine Management
Automotive Engine Diagnosis & Repair
Automotive Manual Transmissions & Drive Train Systems
Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles
Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Automotive Diagnosis & Troubleshooting
Intro to Hybrid, Electric & Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology
Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Vehicle Diagnosis & Repair
Smog Check Inspector Training Level 1&2
Smog Check Diagnostic & Repair Technician
Intro to Light & Medium Duty Diesel Systems
Light/Medium Duty Diesel Systems
Advanced Light/Medium Duty Systems
Diesel Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
Automotive Technology Work Experience (1-2 units in addition to required) 1
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
CERTIFICATE TOTAL18