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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering program provides students the opportunity to learn the theory and practical skills necessary to service automotive vehicles. This CCL will introduce students to the theory, diagnosis, service and repair of automotive brake systems, powertrain systems, steering, and suspensions systems in vehicles. It also introduces students to vehicle alignment techniques and procedures. Courses in the CCL may include lecture and lab components to provide suitable classroom related material/theory, combined with hands-on learning experiences. Courses in the CCL are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) accredited and aligned with the professional certification standards from National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). This alignment can help prepare for ASE professional certification exams. Courses in this CCL are designed to help students gain insight into specific aspects of the automotive service industry. The courses contained in the CCL can be combined with courses in other CCLs and can be directly applied to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Performance Technology.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Apply the practices of an automotive technician to be an effective employee.
- Diagnose, test, service, and repair power trains.
- Diagnose, test, service, and repair steering and suspension systems.
- Diagnose, test, service, and repair brake systems.
Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Automotive Specialty Technicians
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|APT101||Automotive Service Operations||RC||3|
|APT131||Automotive Manual Power Trains||Course offered in Fall only||RC||6|
|APT141||Alignment, Steering, and Suspension||Course offered in Fall only||RC||6|
|APT151||Automotive Brake Systems||Course offered in Spring only||RC||4|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Brakes, Alignment, Suspension and Steering (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125884).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|