As America’s automotive industry grows, so too do the number and size of dealerships. These businesses re- quire individuals who possess strong management skills coupled with a background in automotive technology. The Associate in Applied Science degree in Automotive Service Management meets these needs.
Students enrolled in the Automotive Service Management degree undergo a common first year, as described by the Automotive Technology curriculum, taking both automotive and general education courses. Upon successful completion of the core courses, students shift from the major technical courses to business courses that have practical application to the management sector of the automotive industry. Graduates of the degree possess personal and business skills that enhance their effectiveness with customers, technicians, and co-workers.
Upon graduation, students have the skills necessary to secure positions as assistant service managers, parts and service consultants, service advisors, service managers, and general managers.
Requirements & Expectations
Each spring, as part of the degree requirements, students must take at least two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national exams, usually administered in May.
Students are required to spend an additional $1300-$2500 for tools and uniforms.