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About our Automotive Chassis Systems Certificate


The Automotive Certificate in Chassis Systems is designed to prepare skilled technicians to work in the automotive industry in the areas of routine maintenance, steering and suspension, brakes, and chassis electrical/electronics. It is also a stepping-stone to continue education at SMCC in the Automotive Certificate in Powertrain Systems.

The Automotive Certificate in Chassis Systems involves math and English as well as automotive lecture and laboratory instruction. Students may work at a repair shop as part of the cooperative education phase of training. Opportunities for graduates include positions in dealerships, independent shops, automotive parts stores and companies with vehicle fleets.

Graduation Outcomes

  • Perform routine maintenance service on automobiles.
  • Perform tasks to diagnose and repair components of automotive electrical/electronic systems.
  • Perform tasks to diagnose and repair components of automotive suspension and steering systems.
  • Perform tasks to diagnose and repair components of automotive brake systems.

What opportunities does this program provide?

SMCC graduates in this program have gone on to work as:

  • Automotive Technician
  • General Service Technician
  • Suspension and Steering Technician
  • Brake System Technician
  • Parts Specialist
  • Service Manager
  • Service Writer
  • Shop Owner

Interested in continuing your education upon completing this program? Explore these related associate degree programs:

How do I complete this program?

Browse the information below to view our program requirements and how you might complete this program.

Estimated Certificate Completion Time


Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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Costs & Financial Aid

This certificate program may have specific associated costs which are important to know before attending. We encourage you to apply for financial aid which provides funds in the form of grants and scholarship (free), loans (need to repay) and student employment (earned money.)

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Department Chair: Ruth Morrison, 207-741-5856 or

A three-credit class averages


Full-time tuition & fees


*Additional program costs may apply.


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