Bakersfield College

Automotive Brakes & Wheel Alignment

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

This program develops student’s knowledge and skills in automotive brake and suspension systems operation, trouble-shooting, maintenance, repair, and wheel alignment procedures.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded an Auto Brakes and Wheel Alignment Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 24 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four-year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.
  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.

Total Units: 24


Required Courses

Course Number Title Units
AUTO B106 Auto Brakes/Suspension/Alignment 9.0
AUTO B64 Automotive Electricity & Electronics 4.0
  -or-  
AUTO B14 Auto Tune-Up: Electrical/Ignition/Accesories 11.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
  -or Equivalent-  

Electives — For a total of at least 24 units

Course Number Title Units
AUTO B61 Basic & Enhanced Area Clean Air Car Course 4.0
AUTO B2A Engine Repair & Machining 9.0
  -or-  
AUTO B75A Introduction to Engine Overhaul 3.0
  -and-  
AUTO B75B Engine Repair Techniques 3.0
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
INDT B275 Special Problems in Automotive Technology 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


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