Front End and Brakes Technician Certificate

This ASE-certified program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians.

Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program, all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher. To remain in the program, all students must have the required textbooks and tools by the start of the third week of classes.

Program Length

This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Fall and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements


Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive, Ford Maintenance & Light Repair Technician certificate, or equivalent.

Introduction To Automotive List

IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical


IAUT 105Introduction to Automotive Trades


IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes


IAUT 130Automotive HVAC


IAUT 140Basic Automotive Welding


Total Credit Hours:19

Program Course List

AUT 147Automotive Brakes


AUT 149Automotive Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment


AUT 157Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering, & Wheel Alignment Lab


COLL 102College Success for All


Total Credit Hours:41

Note: AUT 147 , AUT 149 and AUT -157 must be taken in consecutive order.