Business Management - Automotive Management Specialization

Award: Associate of Applied Science

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 full-time students.

Program Outcomes

DCC Business Management—Automotive Management Specialization and Motorsports Management Specialization graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. utilize industry standard computer software products in business communication media such as written reports and business plans using word processing software (i.e., Microsoft Word) and business presentations using presentation software (i.e., Microsoft PowerPoint);
  2. perform and interpret basic business math, accounting, and business statistical calculations;
  3. understand the basic concepts associated with business ethics and the importance of developing and adhering to a strong set of generally-accepted ethical principles;
  4. demonstrate basic principles of human relationship skills which can be used to successfully interrelate with customers, associates, employees, and superiors in a business setting;
  5. understand how the principles of basic economics (e.g., supply and demand, the American free enterprise system, etc.) apply to successful business management practices;
  6. understand basic legal and regulatory requirements for business and industry;
  7. evaluate marketing strategies for successful products and services;
  8. discuss the principles of alternative fuels and hybrid vehicle design;
  9. understand elementary principles of automotive electrical, fuel, and braking systems; and
  10. apply customer service skills in an automotive and/or motorsports business setting.

Course Sequence

First Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1 0 1 1
BIO 100 Basic Human Biology 3 0 3 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 3
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I 3 0 3 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
  17 0 17 17
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 3 3 6 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 2 3 5 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3 0 3 3
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 0 3 3
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration 4 0 5 4
  15 6 21 17
Third Semester (Summer) Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
AUT 230 Intro to Alternative Fuels & Hybrid Vehicles 3 0 3 3
  3 0 3 3
Fourth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 111 Accounting I 3 0 3 3
BUS 240 Business Law 3 0 3 3
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 3
HLT/PED Approved Wellness Elective 0 2 2 1
HUM 198 Seminar & Project in Humanities 3 0 3 3
  12 2 14 13
Fifth Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ACC 110 Introduction to Computerized Accounting 2 0 2 2
AUT 121 Fuel Systems I 3 3 6 4
BUS 205 Human Resource Management 3 0 3 3 2 0 2 2
BUS 149 Workplace Ethics 1 0 1 1 3 3 6 4
MKT 170 Customer Service 1 0 1 1 3 3 6 4
BUS 108 Business Etiquette 1 0 1 1 3 3 6 4
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3 0 3 3 3 3 6 4
  14 3 17 15

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

Contacts

William J. Roche, Jr.

Professor of Automotive Analysis and Repair