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Automotive Technology Management (BAU)

(Effective Fall 2009)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Automotive Technology prepares students with the skills necessary to meet current and future needs of the automotive service and manufacturing industries. This major is designed to function as a "two plus two" major, with the students completing the required course work of an applied technology curriculum in either the automotive or collision repair areas for the first four semesters, which enables the student to petition to graduate with the appropriate associate's degree prior to the junior year. The later semesters emphasize skills essential to a management career within the automotive industry, including supervision and personnel management, customer service, sales, problem-solving methods, organization and planning techniques, as well as proficiency in communications and mathematics.

Career Opportunities

Automotive business management, automotive industry customer relations, automotive technical assistance and field service engineering, insurance collision repair adjuster, automotive technician training, automotive/collision repair instructor, automotive service and parts sales, and fleet management.

Recommended High School Subjects

Two years of algebra, three years of English, one year of physical science.

Special Equipment Needs

See the required and optional Tool Lists on the Automotive Technology Management major web page.

Remediation Strategies

All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting.htm ).

Transfer Procedures

Students may transfer from completed associate degrees related to automotive, collision repair or automotive management at Penn College or other regionally accredited colleges with equivalent courses; transcripts will be evaluated by Penn College officials prior to acceptance to the major and junior level status. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificate, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Certification, or Automotive Service Management Training coupled with two years of full-time transportation related maintenance or service management work will be evaluated on an individual basis for credit toward any or all of the Automotive Technology Management Electives as determined by the Automotive Department.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to:

  • transition from school to work and obtain a job in the automotive industry related to customer service, management, training/teaching, technical support, as well as repair, service, or parts operations.
  • identify an automotive related research problem, develop research questions, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions.
  • prepare written professional reports in American Psychological Associate (APA) format, with appropriate citations to support ideas.

Curriculum

First SemesterCredits
ATMAutomotive Technology Management Electives 13 
MTH180College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second SemesterCredits
ATMAutomotive Technology Management Electives 12 
CSC124Information, Technology, and Society 3 
ENL111English Composition I 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third SemesterCredits
ATMAutomotive Technology Management Electives 12 
ENL201Technical and Professional Communication 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth SemesterCredits
ATMAutomotive Technology Management Electives 13 
PHS103Physics Survey 3 
or
PHS114Physics with Technological Applications 4 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Summer SessionCredits
SASSuccessful Completion of an Approved Associate of Applied Science Degree  
TOTAL CREDITS
Fifth SemesterCredits
ABM310Automotive Management and Customer Service 3 Writing Enriched Requirement
ACC113Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 
ECO111Principles of Macroeconomics 3 
MGT115Principles of Management 3 
CHM100Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 
or
MSC106Introduction to Metallurgy 4 
SAF110Occupational Health and Safety 2 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth SemesterCredits
ABM350Automotive Management Strategic Planning and Personnel 3 
ABM355Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement
MGT330Managerial Decision Making 3 
or
MGT301Business Law I 3 
MTH160Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 
SPC101Fundamentals of Speech 3 
or
SPC201Interpersonal Communication 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh SemesterCredits
ABM450Automotive Managerial Analysis 3 
ABM455Automotive Technical Training and Workforce Development 3 
MGT249Small Business Management 3 
or
MGT248Supervision and Human Relations 3 
HRM300Human Resource Management 3 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
HUMHumanities Elective 3 
or
SSESocial Science Elective 3 
or
ARTArt Elective 3 
or
FORForeign Language Elective 3 
or
AAEApplied Arts Elective 3 
or
IFEInternational Field Experience Elective 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Eighth SemesterCredits
ABM495Senior Project 3 
PHL210Ethics 3 
ARTArt Elective 3 
FITFitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1 
OEAOpen Elective / Associate 3 
HSCCultural Diversity Elective: Humanities/Social Science 3 
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Automotive Technology Management Electives will consist of major designated courses for AAS in the Automotive and Collision Repair majors with the course designators of AMT, ABC, HAD, WEL, MGT, MKT, ECO and SAF.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

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