Automotive Technology Management
Pennsylvania College of Technology's Automotive Technology Management program is a bachelor of science degree structured to meet the needs of the automotive service, education/training, 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 (A.A.S.) prior to the junior year.
The final four semesters emphasize skills essential to a management career within the automotive industry; supervision and personnel management, customer service, sales, problem-solving methods, organization and planning techniques, as well as proficiency in communications and mathematics.
This major is available online via distance learning.
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About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $36,610 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,810, and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,070.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Automotive Repair and Maintenance||224,150||$17.00||$35,360|
|Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores||59,670||$16.27||$33,830|
|Local Government (OES Designation)||18,780||$23.04||$47,930|
*Statistics reported in May 2012
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
As students learn to develop skills in service, repair, and test procedures within the first two years of this major, they will need to purchase certain tools.
Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.
Clubs & Activities
Penn College Motorsports Association
Automotive Technology Management Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.