Automotive Brake and Suspension Specialist Certificate, Credit Certificate

Individuals successfully completing this certificate will be ready for employment opportunities in the automotive repair industry such as brake technician, suspension technician and wheel alignment technician. Global options are available full-time weekday, and part-time weeknights and/or Friday/Saturday, with starts throughout the year.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. successfully complete ASE testing for Brakes and Suspension Certification;
  2. diagnose and repair brakes and related systems; and
  3. use necessary machinery to refinish brake system parts.

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 17*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Important Information

Short Description

Individuals successfully completing this certificate will be ready for employment opportunities in the automotive repair industry such as brake technician, suspension technician and wheel alignment technician.

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate

Program Code

263

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

General Motors ASEP at CCBC Catonsville
Harold Babb, 443-840-4680 or hbabb@ccbcmd.edu

Ford Motor Company ASSET at CCBC Catonsville
Tony Prescott, 443-840-4360 or aprescott@ccbcmd.edu

Nissan NTTA at CCBC Catonsville
Harvey Heiserman, 443-840-5982 or hheiserman@ccbcmd.edu

Global Automotive Technology, with Chrysler CAP option and/or Automotive Certificate programs at CCBC Catonsville
Fred Koenig, 443-840-4740 or fkoenig2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Pathway

Disclosures

CCBC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state's licensing board to determine whether the CCBC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, click here.

While a drivers' license is not required to enroll in CCBC's automotive technology programs, not having a valid driver's license will forbid students from operating CCBC owned or manufacturer partner program vehicles and will negatively impact a future technician's employment and earning potential.

Courses Needed for This Program*

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.