Automotive Service Management — Business Concentration
The Automotive Service Industry is a growing enterprise with many variations on the service business theme. These businesses require management personnel who possess both strong automotive service knowledge and strong business management skills. Skills and knowledge necessary for success include effective communication with customers, co-workers, and service technicians coupled with a strong understanding of the technologies used in modern automobiles.
Graduates may find employment as service managers of automotive dealerships or as managers of aftermarket automotive repair and parts chain stores. Graduates will also have the practical and technical skills necessary to secure positions as an assistant service manager, service advisor, service writer, or service consultant.
Students may elect, by the selection of specific courses, either the Associate in Applied Science degree or the Associate in Business degree. Students choose, when they begin the program, whether to start by taking the automotive classes or the business classes first. Students may take automotive and business classes simultaneously.
The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Business Degree. It should be noted that courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Business Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Business degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.