Truck Brake and Suspension Certificate

Curriculum Code: AUT.CVT.CERT (C447G)

(Total Program Credits: 20)

The Truck Brake and Suspension certificate is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary for an entry-level position at a medium/heavy duty truck shop.

Program does not include all of the high-tech courses necessary for today’s master technician.

Instruction includes theory and operation of medium/heavy duty brake, steering, and suspension systems used in industry today. Industry safety standards are discussed and adhered to, including current asbestos safety practices. Use of heavy-duty jacks are employed to insure no excessive heavy lifting.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Truck Brake and Suspension Certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of industry procedures and safety standards while performing repairs;
  • diagnose steering, suspension, and brake failed components using industry procedures and specifications; and
  • perform medium/heavy duty steering, suspension, and brake theory operation and service procedures.

(Spring 2022)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 112Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits

AUT 120Diesel Electricity and Electronics #

4 credits

AUT 140Truck Brakes #

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
AUT 135Truck Fuel Management #

4 credits

AUT 145Truck Steering, Suspension and Alignment #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

See AUT course descriptions.

Coordinator: Ken Davis, Ext. 3454, Email: