The Brake Specialist certificate program provides practical knowledge of the component parts as well as the diagnostic and repair procedure required to become a brake technician. Students completing the certificate may be employed as entry-level brake technicians in brake specialty shops, automotive repair businesses, or automotive dealerships. This program may be completed in one semester.
Enrollment in the Brake Specialist certificate program is limited. Students are required to provide their own basic set of tools. Information on admission requirements and required tools may be secured from one of the contact persons or the Enrollment Services Office.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.
Course (Credit Hours):
AUTO 107 Engine Performance I (4)
MECH 102 Brake and Hydraulic Systems (4)
MECH 103 Electrical Systems I (4)
MECH 111 Engine Repair I (4)
Minimum total hours required for degree: 16