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 US Department of Labor*, median hourly wages of automotive service technicians and mechanics, including commission, were $17.39 in May 2011. The middle 50 percent earned between $12.91 and $22.86 per hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.91, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $28.65 per hour. Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of service technicians were as follows:
|Automotive repair and maintenance||$16.87/hr|
|Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores||$16.16/hr|
*Statistics reported in May 2011
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
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA)
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.