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Automotive Service Technology (APASRV)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


This AAS degree program prepares students for employment in an automotive related technical position or as a certified automotive technician. Students will diagnose and repair malfunctions in automobile engines, suspensions and steering systems, brakes, electrical and electronic systems and engine drivability issues. This program also offers opportunities to explore vehicle performance, diesel, alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and to participate in the building of performance vehicles. The program prepares the student for the State of Michigan Mechanic Certification tests as well as the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification Exams.

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Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Automotive Services Department


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First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 151 Automotive Service I 4
ASV 152 Automotive Service II 4
Elective(s) Math 3 - 4
Elective(s) Writing 3 - 4
Select 2 credits: ABR 116, ASV 157, MTT 102 or WAF 105 2
Total 16 - 18
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Computer Lit. Elective (s) 3
ASV 153 Automotive Service III 4
ASV 154 Automotive Service IV 4
ASV 155 Automotive Service V 4
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Speech 3
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
ASV 254 Suspension and Steering 2
ASV 255 Brakes 2
ASV 256 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
ASV 258 Engine Drivability 2
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Restricted Elective(s) Select 4 credits from: ASV 157, ASV 174, ASV 251, ASV 252, ASV 253, ASV 257, ASV 259, ASV 261, ASV 262, ASV 263 or ASV 269 4
Elective Complete electives to total 60 credits 3
Total 13
Total Credits Required
60 - 62

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