Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist

Program Overview

The Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist certificate program provides students with skills needed to enter the automotive industry as an entry level chassis technician.  Topics covered include:  shop safety, basic electrical/electronic theory and diagnosis, chassis components and types, steering system components and service, alignment theory and procedures, and brake system operation, diagnosis and repair.

Students who complete this program have participated in an automobile technician training program that was certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Students may enter the Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 17 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$20,000.00 – $30,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $2,362.00
Books & Supplies: $275.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared to become employed as entry-level chassis technicians.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • AUTT1010Automotive Technology Introduction2 credit hours45 contact hours
  • Choose one of the following options:
  • Option #1:
  • AUTT1020Automotive Electrical Systems7 credit hours240 contact hours
  • Option #2:
  • AUTT1021Automotive Electrical Systems I4 credit hours138 contact hours
  • AUTT1022Automotive Electrical Systems II3 credit hours103 contact hours
  • AUTT1030Automotive Brake Systems4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • AUTT1050Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems4 credit hours125 contact hours