Automotive Management - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Description

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:

  1. Communication: Demonstrate oral and written strategies for directing automotive employees to perform duties correctly and to communicate with managerial staff members clearly.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Academic Entrance Requirements

Required:

  • Students must complete the following five courses before enrolling in other AUT courses: AUT 101 Basic Electricity for AutomotiveAUT 106 Automotive Program OrientationAUT 107 Mechanical Systems IAUT 110 Small Gas Engines, and AUT 115 College Success for Automotive Technology

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS (BEYOND STANDARD TUITION/FEES AND TEXTBOOKS)

Material Costs

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification: up to $450 total for all eight areas of testing
  • Tools: $1,500 to $2,500
  • Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, work jacket, safety shoes, t-shirts): $200

Enrollment Fees

  • All AUT courses AUT 260 Diesel Performance II and higher: $200 course fee
  • All AUT courses lower than AUT 260 Diesel Performance II: $15 course fee

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
AUT 103Automotive Electric II2
AUT 104Automotive Electric III2
AUT 105Diesel Performance I2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 111Computerized Engine Controls5
AUT 112Basic Engine Performance I1
AUT 113Basic Engine Performance II1
AUT 114Welding for the Automotive Trade3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
AUT 201Automotive Engines4
AUT 202Manual Drive Trains I3
AUT 203Manual Drive Trains II3
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
AUT 205Engine Performance I2
AUT 206Engine Performance II2
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
AUT 216ACWE Automotive A 14
AUT 251Automatic Transmissions - Rebuild3
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
AUT 256Automatic Transmissions Theory2
BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 111Applied Accounting I3
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
BA 280Co-op Work Experience Business3
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
Other Courses
Choose one math course from the following:3-4
Business Math
Applied Technical Mathematics
Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list
BA 214Business Communications3-4
or WR 121 Academic Composition
CIS 120Computer Concepts (or Computer Competency Test)0-4
HHP 252AFitness/First Aid3
Human Relations:3-4
Total Credits98-105

Advising Notes

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.

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
Choose one math course from the following:3-4
Business Math 
Applied Technical Mathematics 
Or one math course from the foundational requirements math list
 
 Credits14-15
Winter
AUT 102Automotive Electric I5
AUT 103Automotive Electric II2
AUT 202Manual Drive Trains I3
AUT 205Engine Performance I2
BA 214
Business Communications
Academic Composition
3-4
 Credits15-16
Spring
AUT 104Automotive Electric III2
AUT 111Computerized Engine Controls5
AUT 112Basic Engine Performance I1
AUT 113Basic Engine Performance II1
AUT 206Engine Performance II2
BA 101Introduction to Business4
 Credits15
Summer
AUT 216ACWE Automotive A4
CIS 120Computer Concepts (Computer Competency Test)0-4
AUT 253Automotive Air Conditioning3
 Credits7-11
Second Year
Fall
AUT 114Welding for the Automotive Trade3
AUT 201Automotive Engines4
AUT 208Automotive Brakes3
BA 111Applied Accounting I3
 Credits13
Winter
AUT 105Diesel Performance I2
AUT 203Manual Drive Trains II3
AUT 256Automatic Transmissions Theory2
BA 206Management Fundamentals I4
BA 223Marketing Principles I4
 Credits15
Spring
AUT 204Steering and Suspension3
AUT 251Automatic Transmissions - Rebuild3
BA 250Entrepreneurship4
HHP 252AFitness/First Aid3
Human Relations:3-4
 Credits16-17
Summer
BA 280Co-op Work Experience Business1-3
 Credits1-3
 Total Credits96-105

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