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A Brake and Suspension Technician is a technician who uses problem solving and critical thinking skills along with a working knowledge of brake and suspension components to diagnose and repair a variety of vehicle handling and braking problems. The courses will be provided by qualified Lake Superior College faculty and will be offered at varied times throughout the day and evening. All credits will transfer into the Automotive Service Technology program and/or can serve as preparation to A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) certification.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical, steering, suspension and brake systems
  • Follow environmental and ethical guidelines
  • Maintain and repair tools and equipment in the automotive shop
  • Use service manuals

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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The brake specialist degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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Career resources:

Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (MNCARS) is a workforce initiative created by a cross-section of automotive industry representatives, including independent repair shops, multiple-shop operators, suppliers, technical college administrators and other industry organizations. Its goal is to ensure a future workforce for Minnesota’s automotive service industry by raising awareness and recruiting people into technical college automotive education programs (collision and mechanical) and industry careers.

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