Auto Tech: Brakes/Suspension & Steering
These competency-based courses are two in a sequence of courses designed to meet the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Program Certification Standards set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in an automobile area incorporating sustainable and green vehicle technologies. Instruction includes classroom and workplace policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations. It covers the proper use, maintenance, and storage of auto repair tools and equipment as well as the effective use of service manuals and computer-based information systems. Emphasis is placed on the techniques in the following areas of suspension and steering diagnosis and repair: general, steering, suspension, related steering and suspension, wheels, and tires. It also teaches trade mathematics, resource management, employability skills, and entrepreneurial skills.