Automotive Service Technology (APASRV)

Associate in Applied Science

This associate 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
  • engine drivability issues

This program also offers opportunities to explore vehicle performance 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.

This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

 

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.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Allen Day
Michael Duff
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 130   Automotive Maintenance 4
ASV 131   Automotive Electrical 4
Elective(s)   Math 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition 3
    Restricted Elective(s): Select 2 credits from ABR 111, MEC 101, MTT 102, WAF 105 or WAF 109 2
Total 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 132   Automotive Engines 4
ASV 133   Automotive Fuel 4
ASV 134   Automotive Transmissions 4
    Restricted Elective(s): Select 2-4 credits from ABR 111, ABR 114, ASV 174, ASV 257, CST 185, MEC 101, MST 110, MTT 102, WAF 105 or WAF 125 2
Total 14
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 254   Suspension and Steering 2
ASV 255   Brakes 2
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
ASV 258   Engine Drivability 2
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition or Communication 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
    Optional courses to meet MTA * 0
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
    Restricted Elective(s) to reach 60 credits: ABR 111, ABR 114, ASV 174, ASV 251, ASV 257, ASV 269, ASV 270, ASV 277, ASV 279, CST 185, MEC 101, MST 110, MTT 102, WAF 105, WAF 109 or WAF 125 8
Total 14
Total Credits Required
60

Footnotes:

*Students may elect to take optional courses in Semester 5 to meet MTA. Please refer to the WCC MTA Transfer Agreement web page for more information: www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/mta.php