Automotive Services Technician (CTASVT)

Certificate

This certificate program prepares students for employment 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 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.

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 program prepares students for employment 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 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.

Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site. View articulation agreements.
 
Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Transportation Technologies
Advisors
Allen Day
Michael Duff
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
 
Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
ASV 130   Automotive Maintenance 4
ASV 131   Automotive Electrical 4
ASV 132   Automotive Engines 4
ASV 133   Automotive Fuel 4
ASV 134   Automotive Transmissions 4
ASV 254   Suspension and Steering 2
ASV 255   Brakes 2
ASV 256   Electrical and Electronic Systems 4
ASV 258   Engine Drivability 2
    Restricted Elective(s): Select 2 or more credits from the following: ABR 111, ABR 114, CST 185, MST 110, MTT 102, MEC 101, WAF 105 or WAF 109 2
    Restricted Elective(s) to reach a minimum of 36 credits: ASV 174, ASV 251, ASV 257, ASV 269, ASV 270, ASV 277 or ASV 279 4
Total 36
Total Credits Required
36