Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course Description

This course covers principles of operation, types and

diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include

steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering

systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension

and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able

to service and repair steering and suspension components, check

and adjust alignment angles, repair tires and balance wheels.


Course Objectives:


Course objectives are based upon NATEF requirements for steering and suspension automotive servicing and preparation for ASE steering and suspension test taking. Complete listing of hands on objectives can be found in student work text.


Grading Polices

Classroom Performance 30%   (test, quizzes, and assignments)

Lab Performance 50% (hands –on-work including NATEF task list safe work performance)

Exam 20%

Additional Policies Procedures

  • Students are expected to adhere to all exiting CATA policies while attending the Automotive Training Programs and to contribute to a safe and productive learning environment. Any student’s actions place themselves or other students at risk or negatively impact the learning opportunities for others will face disciplinary actions and possible removal from the program.
  • All classes strive to prepare students for adult life by teaching skills and behaviors that will be valued in the work place.
  • The flowing expectations are stressed and graded in the class:
  1. Attendance: Be here on time each day, prepared to work, dressed appropriately.
  2. Respect: Use appropriate language, be honest, and truthful, and be respectful of peers and adults.
  3. Responsibility: Complete work on time, follow directions, and use resources to answer questions, ask for help when needed, contribute to class discussions
  4. Quality: Show determination to complete task, be consistent in quality, and focus on the task at hand.
  5. Team: Work as a productive team member in a verity of roles, communicate in a sensitive way.

Required Materials:

  • Binder
  • Pencils/pen
  • Safety glasses
  • Suitable shop apparel


Points will be deducted for:

  • No safety glasses
  • No shop apparel
  • Late to class


Poor attitude or work ethic, including bad safety habits will not be tolerated and reflect heavily on the overall grade.


Course Summary:

Date Details Due