Bakersfield College


Brake System Certificate of Achievement

The Brakes Certificate signifies that the student has developed skills in the diagnosis and repair of various types of brake systems found in automotive, agriculture and industrial applications. Students can implement the skills developed in the these courses in dealerships, independent repair shops, performance shops, construction companies, agriculture companies, government agencies, etc.

Students earning this certificate will be prepared to further pursue certification through ASE in the A5, T4, H4, and S4 areas as well as certification for the Brake Adjuster License.

This program prepares students for careers in Transportation Industry and Automotive Industry The focus of the Automotive Department as a whole is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and technical skills to successfully enter the workforce in the automotive industry, transportation industry, agriculture industry, and other related industrial and mechanical fields. This certificate will equip students to perform service, diagnosis, and repair on brake systems in the above listed industries.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the transportation and related industries performing brake system work.
  • demonstrate their ability to assess, evaluate and solve brake systems problems common to automotive, industrial, and agricultural industries.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the core brake systems material required for transfer to a four year university or certification in the department programs.

Career Opportunities:

Automotive Technician, Automotive Brakes Technician

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 a Brake System Certificate of Achievement.

Total Units: 12

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
AUTO B11 Introduction to Automotive Technology 4.0
AUTO B30 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4.0
AUTO B43 Brake Systems 4.0