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Steering, Suspension, & Alignment  

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. 

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AUTO 10 Introduction To Automotive Technology 4
AUTO 11B Auto Electronics & Electrical Systems 4
AUTO 12A Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems 4
AUTO 95A Automotive Technology Work Experience* 2
Electives (4 units from the following courses)
AUTO 13A Automotive Braking Systems 4
AUTO 14A Auto Engine Management 4
AUTO 14B Advanced Engine Management 5
AUTO 16 ​Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drive Train Systems 4
AUTO 17 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 4
​AUTO ​18 ​Auto Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning 4​
​AUTO ​​21A ​Auto Diagnosis And Troubleshooting 2
AUTO 43A Hybrid, Fuel-Cell & Electric Technology 3
AUTO 54C Basic & Advanced Clean Air Car Course 7
AUTO 95A* Automotive Technology Work Experience (In addition to required) 1-2
​ACR ​60 ​Air Conditioning & Refrigeration I 3
ACR ​64 ​Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Electricity I ​3
WELD 10 Oxy-Acetylene Gas Welding 3
*For extenuating circumstances, as deemed by the automotive advisor, work experience may be fulfilled through a special shop project or an appropriate elective.