Business Management - Automotive Management Specialization

Award: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

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Contact: William J. Roche, Jr., Professor of Automotive Analysis and Repair, 434.797.8534, wroche@dcc.vccs.edu

Length of Program: A full-time student may complete this program in four semesters and one summer term.

Purpose: The Business Management–Automotive Management Specialization is designed primarily for persons who seek employment in the automotive field immediately upon completion of the program. Both persons who are seeking their first employment position and those who are seeking promotion may benefit from the program.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible employment opportunities:

  • Automotive Management/Support
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Manager
  • Automotive Parts Sales
  • Automotive Manufacturer Representative
  • Automotive Sales Automotive
  • Warranty Claims Administrator

Requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements established for the College, entry into this program requires four units of high school English and one unit of high school mathematics. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in the College’s Developmental Studies Program.

Program Description: The Automotive Management Program is designed for students who wish to pursue employment in management and support areas of automotive sales, repair, parts and manufacturing businesses. The program includes courses in automotive technology, general education and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for success in automotive management. You are urged to consult with the Counseling Office and your faculty advisor in planning your program and selecting electives.

Program Requirements: To receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Management– Automotive Management Specialization, you must complete a minimum of 66 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The following outline represents a typical order of courses taken by fulltime students.


      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester      
AST 117   Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
BIO/NAS/MTH   Science or Math Elective 3 0 3
BUS 100   Intro. to Business 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
SDV 100   College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total     17 0 17

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Second Semester      
AUT 241   Automotive Electricity I* 3 3 4
AUT 265   Auto. Braking Systems* 2 3 3
ECO 120   Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ENG 115   Technical Writing 3 0 3
ITE 215   Adv. Computer Applications & Integration 3 0 3
ITE 215L   Adv. Computer Applications & Integration Lab 0 2 1
Total     14 8 17

Third Semester Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
AUT 230   Intro. to Alternative Fuels & Hybrid Vehicles 3 3 4
Total   3 3 4

Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Forth Semester      
ACC 111   Accounting I 3 0 3
BUS 240   Business Law 3 0 3
MKT 100   Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
HLT/PED   Elective 0 2 1
HUM   Humanities Elective 3 0 3
Total     12 2 13
    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fifth Semester      
ACC 110   Intro to Computerized Accounting - Peachtree 2 0 2
AUT 122   Fuel Systems I 3 3 4
BUS 111   Principles of Supervision 3 0 3
BUS 205   Human Resource Mgt. 3 0 3
BUS 149   Workplace Ethics 1 0 1
BUS 295   Topics in Business:  Business Protocol 1 0 1
MKT 170   Customer Service 1 0 1
Total     14 3 15

 

Total Minimum Credits for the Associate of Applied
Science Degree in Business Management, Track 1
(Management Specialization)...............................................................................................................................................66

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