Automotive Service Management — Business Concentration

Program Information

Program Code: 
AUTOSERVMGMT.AB...
Degree Type: 
Associate in Business
Year Established: 
2008
Contact: 
Business and Computer Technology - (313) 845-9645 - business@hfcc.edu
Description: 

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.

Accreditation: 

The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612, counseling@hfcc.edu, Learning Resource Center). Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
65 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

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.

General Education

General Education: 

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.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.