Automotive Steering, Suspension, & Alignment Certificate of Achievement

The emphasis of the Automotive 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 comply with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), meet the standards of National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and integrate Mopar College Automotive Program (CAP) Local levels 0 and 1 online coursework. 

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
AUTO 010Introduction to Automotive Technology4
AUTO 011BAuto Electronics & Electrical Systems4
AUTO 012AAutomotive Suspension & Steering Systems4
AUTO 095A (Maximum of 2 units may be used for work experience) 12
Select 4 units from the following:
AUTO 011CAdvanced Automotive Electrical Systems4
AUTO 013AAutomotive Braking Systems4
AUTO 014AAutomotive Engine Management4
AUTO 014BAdvanced Engine Management4
AUTO 015Automotive Engine Diagnosis & Repair4
AUTO 016Automotive Manual Transmissions & Drive Train Systems4
AUTO 017Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles4
AUTO 018Automotive Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning4
AUTO 020AAutomotive Quick Service3
AUTO 021AAutomotive Diagnosis & Troubleshooting2
AUTO 040ECNG Diagnosis & Repair4
AUTO 041BCNG Installation & Repair3
AUTO 043AIntro to Hybrid, Electric & Fuel-Cell Vehicle Technology3
AUTO 043BHybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Vehicle Diagnosis & Repair3
AUTO 045AIntro to Alternative Fuel Vehicles2
AUTO 054DSmog Check Inspector Training Level 1&24
AUTO 054ESmog Check Diagnostic & Repair Technician3
AUTO 093AIntro to Light & Medium Duty Diesel Systems2
AUTO 093BLight/Medium Duty Diesel Systems4
AUTO 093C4
AUTO 093DDiesel Diagnostics & Troubleshooting2
AUTO 095A (1-2 units in addition to required) 11-2
ACR 060Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I3
ACR 064Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I3
BUMA 010Introduction to Business3
EMP 013New World of Work Skills: Communication0.5
EMP 016New World of Work Skills: Analysis and Solution Mindset0.5
EMP 018New World of Work Skills: Entrepreneurial Mindset0.5
ENGR 009Introduction to Engineering3
WELD 011AIntroduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding2
WELD 012AIntroduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding2

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