At a Glance:

Advisors:
FCC: Rodney Parris
Rodney Parris, Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: D121
Phone: 706-295-6999
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.T., Gwinnett Technical College; Diploma, Coosa Valley Technical Institute

Certification

Master Certification in Automobiles, Heavy Trucks, and Engine Machinist


WCC: Troy Peco
Troy Peco, Assistant Dean of Industrial Technologies; Program Director & Instructor of Automotive Technology
Office: 106
Phone: 706-764-3618
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technologies

Credentials

A.A.S., Delgado Community College, A.S.E. Certification


VIDEO: The Automotive Program

Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist (ASG1)

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Floyd County Campus
  • Walker County Campus

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.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Date:Fall and Spring Semester

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (17 hours)
Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.
Introduces automotive electricity, emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, alternators and regulators, lighting system, gauges, horn, wiper/washer, and accessories.
Introduces brake systems theory and its application to automotive systems and anti-lock brake system (ABS) to include ABS components and ABS operation, testing, and diagnosis. Topics include: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair; drum brake diagnosis and repair; disc brake diagnosis and repair; power assist units diagnosis and repair; miscellaneous brake components (wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical, etc.) diagnosis and repair; test, diagnose, and service electronic brake control system.
Introduces students to principles of steering, suspension, wheel alignment, electronic steering, and electronic active suspension. Topics include: general suspension and steering systems diagnosis; steering systems diagnosis and repair; suspension systems diagnosis and repair; related suspension and steering service; wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair.