Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist Certificate (ASG1)

The Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist certificate program provides students with skills needed to enter the automotive industry as an entry level chassis technician. Topics covered include: shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, chassis components and types, steering system components and service, alignment theory and procedures, and brake system operation, diagnosis and repair.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program are prepared for employment as trained technicians with automobile dealers, independent garages, automobile and truck fleet owners, governmental transportation agencies, and similar businesses.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Automotive Chassis Technician Curriculum

The curriculum for the Automotive Chassis Technician certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program in the fall or spring semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 17 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 515 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (17 Credits)

AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Introduction


AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems



AUTT 1021Automotive Electrical Systems I



AUTT 1022Automotive Electrical Systems II


AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems


AUTT 1050Automotive Suspension & Steering Systems


AUTT 1010, AUTT 1020, AUTT 1021 and AUTT 1022: “C” or higher grade is required for these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition: ($100 per credit hour) $1,700

Fees: ($385 per semester) $770

Books/Supplies: $165

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Course Supply Fees: Automotive Technology (click to find individual course fees)

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)