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.

Course Sequence
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
First Semester
AST 117   Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1
BIO 100   Basic Human Biology 3 0 3
BUS 100   Introduction to Business 3 0 3
BUS 121   Business Mathematics I 3 0 3
ENG 111   College Composition I 3 0 3
ITE 115   Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 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   Automotive Braking Systems 2 3 3
ECO 120   Survey of Economics 3 0 3
ENG 115   Technical Writing 3 0 3
ITE 140   Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
  Total 14 6 16
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Third Semester      
AUT 230   Intro to Alternative Fuels & Hybrid Vehicles 3 0 3
    Total 3 0 3
           

 

    Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fourth 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   Approved Wellness Elective 0 2 1
HUM   Humanities Elective 3 0 3
    Total 12 2 13
           
      Lecture
Hours
Lab
Hours
Course
Credits
Fifth Semester      
ACC 110 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 0 2
AUT 121   Fuel Systems I 3 3 4
BUS 205   Human Resource Management 3 0 3
BUS 149   Workplace Ethics 1 0 1
MKT 170   Customer Service 1 0 1
BUS 108   Business Etiquette 1 0 1
BUS 200   Principles of Management 3 0 3
SDV 106   Preparation for Employment 1 0 1
    Total 15 3 16
           

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

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