Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist - ASG1

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

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.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;    
*Be at least 16 years of age;    
*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;        

*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (17 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: AUTT 1010

This course introduces automotive electrical systems emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, instrument cluster and driver information systems, and body electrical systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: AUTT 1010

This course introduces brake systems theory and its application to automotive barking systems and anti-lock brake system (ABS). Topics include: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair; drum brake diagnosis and repair; disc brake diagnosis and repair; power assist units diagnosis and repair; related systems (wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical, etc.) diagnosis and repair; and electronic brake control systems.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: AUTT 1010

Introduces students to principles of steering, suspension, wheel alignment, electronic steering, and electronic active suspension. Topics include: general suspension and steering systems diagnosis; steering systems diagnosis and repair; suspension systems diagnosis and repair; related suspension and steering service; wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair.



Related Program Options:

Automotive Technology Diploma


Jesse Davis
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Room 309
Phone: (229) 468-2050
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Steve Bilger
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 127
Phone: (229) 333-2115 ext.3042
Campus: Valdosta Campus