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Automotive Services Technician (CVAST)

Advanced Certificate

This program has been replaced by Automotive Services Technician Certificate (CTASVT). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This program prepares students for employment as a certified automotive technician. Students will diagnose and repair malfunctions in automobile engines, automatic and manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering systems, brakes, electrical and electronic systems, heating and air conditioning and engine drivability issues. The program also offers opportunities to explore vehicle performance, diesel, alternative fuel vehicles, 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. Students can earn an AAS degree by completing the requirements for the Occupational Studies Program (APOST).


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet. edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Completion of the Automotive Mechanics Certificate Program (CFAM).

Contact Information

Vocational Technologies
Automotive Services Department
Bradley Hoth
Allen Day
Michael Duff


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
ASV 254 Suspension and Steering 2
ASV 255 Brakes 2
ASV 256 Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
ASV 257 Heating and Air Conditioning Systems 2
ASV 258 Engine Drivability 2
Select 6 credits from the following: ASV 174 ASV Co-op Education I 1-3 ASV 251 Engine Diagnosis and Repair 2 ASV 252 Automatic Transmissions 2 ASV 253 Manual Drivetrain and Axles 2 ASV 259 Diagnosis and Repair 4 0
ASV 261 Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles 2 ASV 262 Diesel Technology 2 ASV 263 Vehicle Performance 2 0
ASV 269 Performance Automotive 4 6
Total 18
Total Credits Required

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