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Auto-Suspension & Steering

Course Number: 880
Subject: Transportation Technology
Major/Program of Study: Automotive Technician (NAETEF)
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the ASE end-of-course assessment for automobile suspension and steering and immediately enter a career in this area and/or attend post-secondary education and/or training. Students develop diagnostic, technical and academic skills through classroom instruction and hands-on maintenance applications. Through theory and real-world experiences, students master the concepts and the ability to identify and perform necessary automobile suspension and steering repair tasks. Students will learn: steering system diagnosis and repair, front and rear suspension diagnosis and repair, miscellaneous service, wheel alignment diagnosis, adjust and repair, and wheel and tire diagnosis and repair. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the NATEF Core area exam and earn a Student ASE Achievement decal and certificate. Prerequisites and other notes: Engine performance skills are included. Recommended for grades 10-12. Students must take Industry Assessment to receive credit for the course. Recommended to take concurrently with Auto-Engine Performance Part A (881) and Auto-Engine Brakes (883).