Undercar Technician - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)

Description

The Automotive Undercar Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion gives students an in-depth understanding of brakes, suspension, driveline, and electrical. It prepares students for a job in suspension and brakes as a technician or manager.

The certificate prepares students for Automotive Service Excellence certification in (A5) Automotive Brakes, (A4) Automotive Steering and Suspension, and (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate appropriate basic technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in Automotive Technology from previous basic skills courses.
  • Study safety of hydraulic pressures and safety to validate vehicle safety.  Demonstrate the correct method of brake and suspension repair.
  • Diagnose tire imbalance, deterioration, and the cause of tire wear.
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment for vehicle alignment.
  • Demonstrate the use of brake component machining.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Academic Entrance Requirements

Required:

  • Students must complete the following five courses prior to proceeding into other AUT courses: AUT 101 Basic Electricity for AutomotiveAUT 106 Automotive Program OrientationAUT 107 Mechanical Systems IAUT 110 Small Gas Engines, and AUT 115 College Success for Automotive Technology

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS (BEYOND STANDARD TUITION/FEES AND TEXTBOOKS)

Material Costs

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification: up to $450 total for all eight areas of testing
  • Tools: $1,500 to $2,500
  • Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, work jacket, safety shoes, t-shirts): $200

Enrollment Fees

  • All AUT courses AUT 260 Diesel Performance II and higher: $200 course fee
  • All AUT courses lower than AUT 260 Diesel Performance II: $15 course fee

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
Total Credits17

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:
    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
 Credits11
Winter
No program courses offered winter term 
 Credits0
Spring
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
 Credits3
Second Year
Fall
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
 Credits3
 Total Credits17

Outside of
expected

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