2018-2019 Spring Edition 
    
    Dec 08, 2019  
2018-2019 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automotive Chassis Specialist Associate of Science


The Automotive Chassis Specialist Associate of Science degree program prepares students for a career as automotive technicians with drivetrain emphasis. Students completing the degree will be trained in the maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle chassis systems that consist of power train operation, air conditioning, tire service, brake system diagnostics, suspension and steering service on both import and domestic vehicles and light trucks. This program is ideal for the small-business owner, independent shop, or the dealership career-oriented technician.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills for employment in the automotive industry as a chassis technician.
  • Apply industry-specific skills related to drivetrain operation, diagnostics and repair.
  • Apply knowledge of all phases of power train system operation, diagnostics and repair.
  • Demonstrate preparation for related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams.
  • Seek an entry level automotive technician career in the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of vehicle chassis systems that consist of power train operation, air conditioning, tire service, brake system diagnostics, suspension and steering service on both import and domestic vehicles and light trucks.

Total Units for the Major: 27.5-32


Restricted Electives


Associate of Science Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.