AUTOMOTIVE CHASSIS SPECIALIST
AUT 142 Brakes/Suspension/Alignment (6 units)
AUT 144 Manual Transmissions/Power Trains (3 units)
AUT 145 Automatic Transmissions/Power Trains (4 units)
AUT 162 Automotive Electrical Systems (5 units)
Total units required for Certificate: 18
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete an Automotive Chassis Specialist Certificate of Achievement will be able to:
- Identify common automotive tools and their purpose, select the correct tool for the job at hand and use the tools in a safe manner.
- Locate service information from available sources, determine parts and labor charges and accurately fill out a repair order.
- Describe the operating principles of a typical manual and automatic transmission, clutch, transfer case and rear axle.
- Correctly perform basic service, diagnosis, and repair operations on typical manual and automatic transmissions/transaxles, clutches, CV axles, transfer cases and rear axles.
- Explain the basic operation of modern steering, suspension and brake systems.
- Correctly repair or replace components on modern steering, suspension and brake systems.
- Explain the meaning and relationships of basic electrical measurements.
- Trace circuits on a circuit diagram and utilize "common-point" diagnosis to isolate faults.
- Perform basic service, diagnosis, and repair operations on typical auto electrical systems.
Gainful Employment Information
This information is provided to prospective students to help them make a better, more informed decision about a certificate program.
CIP Code: 47.0604
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CIP Program Description: Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Program Name: Automotive Chassis Specialist
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 2 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles
Estimated Cost of Program: $828.00
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $548.49 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 6
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 08:36 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:24 AM