Brake and Suspension Certificate

Curriculum Code: AUT.BRK.CERT (C447B)

(Total Program Credits: 19)

The Brake and Suspension certificate is designed to provide the student with skills necessary for entry-level employment at a brake and suspension repair facility.

Instruction includes complete brake system servicing, use of lathes for disc and drum machining, asbestos safety control, front-end alignment, active suspension and steering system diagnosis and repair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Brake and Suspension Certificate program, the graduate will be able to:
  • demonstrate industry knowledge through safety OSHA, EPA practices and procedures;
  • analyze brake problems and/or suspension symptoms through systematic diagnosis and proper procedures;
  • explain complex brake systems as well as suspension’s theory applied to a specific make and model; and
  • apply appropriate NATEF systematic approaches and strategies when diagnosing or repairing brakes or suspension systems.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 114Fuel Management Systems #

4 credits

AUT 127Automotive Electricity & Electronics I #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:11

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 136Brakes Systems #

4 credits

AUT 240Steering, Suspension and Alignment #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

See AUT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Ken Davis, Ext. 3454, Email: