Career Major - Automotive Chassis Technician

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Automotive Chassis Technician - Alva Campus and Fairview Campus
In the Automotive Chassis Technician career major, students will learn how to maintain and repair of the automotive chassis.The automotive chassis provides the strength necessary to support the vehicles components and the payload placed upon it. Students will learn how to diagnose and repair drum and disc brake systems, as well as anti-lock brake systems. They will also learn how to diagnose and repair, front and rear suspension systems and how to perform wheel alignments. The hours completed in this major are aligned with ASE/NATEF standards, and ASE certification is recommended and industry recognized.

Career Major Length: 465 hours

SOC Code: 49.3020
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Introduction to Automotive Service 45
Automotive Steering and Suspension Introduction (I) 15
Automotive Brakes Introduction (I) 30
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Introduction I 45
Automotive Brakes Fundamentals (II) 60
Automotive Steering and Suspension Fundamentals II 75
Automotive Electrical/Electronics Fundamentals II 90
Automotive Steering and Suspension Advanced (III) 45
Automotive Brakes Advanced III 30
Workforce Staging 30

Campus Location
: Alva and Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No.

Who Can Enroll: High School Juniors and Seniors & Adults

Student Organization: SkillsUSA

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $930
Full-time out-of-district adult - $1,860
Full-time materials use fees - $233

Salary Range: $7.87 - $13.89/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 9th grade level or above
  • Basic computer literacy/skills
  • Ability to understand theory and technical information
  • Ability to read and comprehend textbook and shop manual
  • Ability to complete basic math problems
  • Good health, physical condition and manual dexterity
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand/work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Endurance to work under adverse weather conditions
  • Good communication skills

Cluster: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Pathway: Automotive Service

Alva Instructor: Mr. Ron Rader

Alva Instructor Website:

Fairview Instructor: Mr. Bobby Watson

Fairview Auto Tech Instructor's Facebook fan page:

Updated on 6/9/15