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Automotive Technology: Brakes, Steering and Suspension Specialist Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 7
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Term Effective: Summer 2010


The Automotive Technology: Brakes, Steering and Suspension Specialist Skills Certificate offers an in-depth study of drivetrain systems, including operation, diagnosis, service and overhaul of most automatic and manual transmissions and trans axles, drive axles and all wheel drive systems. Diagnosis of modern drivetrain systems is emphasized.

The certificate prepares students to pass the A2 and A3 ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification exams.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge needed to pass the A.S.E. Brake, Suspension, and Steering certificate exams.

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program can view the recommended course sequence

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Automotive Technology: Brakes, Steering and Suspension Specialist Certificate program are:

  • Complete 7 units from
    • Automotive Technology: Brakes, Steering and Suspension Specialist Requirements

Automotive Technology: Brakes, Steering and Suspension Specialist Requirements - complete 7.00 units
AUTO 54Automotive Brakes, Steering and Suspension7.00

Term Effective: Summer 2010

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


The certificate will be awarded upon completion of the course with a grade of "C" or better.

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