Interested in becoming a specialist in brakes, steering and suspension systems? Then consider Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Automotive Chassis Systems.
Classes at TCC's Regional Automotive Center include basic automotive electrical diagnostics; automotive braking systems diagnostics; and automotive steering and suspension systems diagnostics.
Certify your skills
Earn valuable industry credentials. Graduates are prepared to take the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in steering and suspension and brakes. You will also be prepared to take the Virginia Safety Inspection exam.
Apply all of the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
All classes include lecture and hands-on training with vehicles in RAC laboratories
Get industry experience by completing the required cooperative education program
The program is powered by the TCC Automotive Technology program advisory committee and the curriculum is industry vetted
TCC’s automotive degree curriculum is based on the standards set by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
Anna Waters, a student at TCC's Regional Automotive Center, says she likes the challenge of solving problems
TCC's Ford ASSET program – short for Automotive Student Service Educational Training – is the only one of its kind in Virginia. Ford and TCC officials celebrated the new program in May 2016.
TCC’s Automotive Chassis Systems Career Studies Certificate consists of 2 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly at the Regional Automotive Center.
Estimated Program Cost*:
20 credits x $181.10 per credit = $3,622.00 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2017 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own personal protection equipment, including steel-toed boots, safety glasses and long pants. Students must also obtain a TCC uniform shirt. If you are already working in the automotive repair field, you may wear the uniform from your place of business.
Credits you earn in this career studies program apply to the AAS in Automotive Technology. Or find work as an automotive technician at a repair facility or dealership.