What Can You Do With a Steering and Suspension Certificate?
Focusing on steering and suspension means you’re specializing in systems that make driving easier for the driver. What you learn keeps the cars on the road from acting crazy, keeping everyone safe.
Graduates from Copper Mountain College go on to work as:
- Suspension technician
- Shock absorber technician
- Steering technician
- Service technician
- Service writers
- Diagnostic technician
Keeping the Roads Safe
If a car is shaking badly, braking unevenly, or drifting hard left or right, something’s wrong with the steering and suspension. A car that isn’t driving the way it’s supposed to is a car that isn’t driving safely – and that’s a danger to everyone on the road. Everything you learn in your program is geared toward keeping the suspension and steering in check. What you learn has a huge impact on vehicle and traffic safety.
Learn Through Experience
Studying is an important part of the job; you can’t know how to fix the shock absorbers if you don’t know what they are. Expert instructors at CMC make sure you learn the knowledge and skills needed to get your foot in the door. Through your courses, you’ll get hands-on learning experience with the suspension and steering of a car. You gain the experience shops are looking for—and how to keep improving your skill set after you complete your program.
Automotive Steering & Suspension Cert.: What to Expect
- 23 units of required courses
- A grade of C or higher in all required courses
- Minimum grade point average of 2.0
Principles of Automotive Technology (AUTO 004) | 4.00
Automotive Electrical Systems I (AUTO 020) | 4.00
Automotive Steering, Suspension, and Alignment (AUTO 035) | 4.00
Automotive Brake Systems (AUTO 036) | 4.00
What You Learn
- Prepare for the ASE A4 certification by working on the steering and suspension of a car.
- Learn how to use car test equipment that’s related to hybrid and alternative fuel cars to diagnose, analyze, evaluate level of care, and write a cost estimate of repairs.
- Use service info to find and document any repairs that were done on hybrid and alternative fuel cars.
- Learn how to properly use common auto repair tools, lab equipment, and machines by following common safety practices.
- Work alone and in a team to diagnose, fix, and maintain different types of cars.
- Show you can be professional with coworkers and customers even during complaints or special challenges.