The Automotive Management Associate of Applied Science prepares students to be an automotive technician and manager. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and network systems. Communication skills are also highly emphasized.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Communication: Demonstrate oral and written strategies for directing automotive employees to perform duties correctly and to communicate with managerial staff members clearly.
- Diagnose and Analyze Specialized Areas: Demonstrate how to use defined procedures to accurately assess problem solving in vehicle application issues, in personnel behaviors, and in addressing clients concerns in a manner that is most likely to lead to a successful outcome.
- Professional: Model professional practices of the automotive industry and the needs of a service environment by demonstrating team attitude, displaying management behavior in regard to tasks, by behavior specific to management tasks related to the concern, and by keeping an orderly, task-based mindset of learned processes document.
- Certification: Substantiate knowledge of up-to-date automotive and service industry practices by successfully completing Automotive Service Excellence and understanding of sophisticated drivability and emissions-related issues by obtaining Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certification.
Full-time students are advised to avoid working more than 15 hours per week due to a heavy course load. It is recommended that the Automotive Service Excellence certification test be taken as the student completes the program.