Automotive Service Sales & Marketing Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

The Automotive Service Sales and Marketing degree prepares students for careers in automotive service specializing in the customer relations and marketing of service related retail sales.

Students have the option of developing technical skills in either automotive maintenance and repair, or in collision repair.

Internships provide actual work experience in production and customer relations while business courses further develop skills in management, marketing, and sales.

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for "green" careers focused on energy, renewable energy, and the environment.

Classroom materials Automotive lab Automotive student

About the curriculum

Classes

View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

The first year technical courses contained in the degree are certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in both automotive and collision repair.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Assistant service manager, service adviser, service writer, parts manager, sales of automotive service/merchandise, and sales and marketing of specialized automotive service equipment.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for automotive service technicians and mechanics was $39,550 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $65,430.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Automobile Dealers237,060$21.86$45,470
Automotive Repair and Maintenance228,400$19.17$39,880
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores64,070$17.81$37,030
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)16,490$24.91$51,820
Gasoline Stations15,290$19.09$39,700

Statistics reported in May 2017

Transfer Procedures

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College. Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Uniforms

You are required to have a uniform for lab classes. It is recommended that you purchase three uniforms.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Penn College Motorsports Association

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Automotive Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Tom Barnes, Manager, Steve Shannon Tire and Auto Centers, Inc.
  • Mr. Michael Bastian, Owner, Bastian Tire Sales
  • Mr. Christoper B Brown, Hyundai Service Manager, Jack Giambalvo Motor Co., Inc.
  • Mr. Caleb Cartmell, '16, '18, Customer Service Advisor, Blaise Alexander Chevrolet
  • Mr. J. Michael Faryniak, Jr., '00, Automotive Instructor, Jersey Shore Area High School
  • Mr. Joseph D Fosko, Senior Service Specialist, AAA East Penn
  • Mr. Steve Kaiser Jr., General Manager, Fairfield Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Mr. Beau Keyte, '00, Service Manager, Blaise Alexander Chevrolet
  • Mr. Andrew Leigey, '01, '05, Automotive Instructor, Williamsport Area High School
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, '78, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Nick Rieber, '08, '10, Assistant Service Manager, The Faulkner Organization
  • Mr. Philip Rizzo, Operations Director, Blaise Alexander Management Company
  • Mr. Alan Wyland, Owner, Dave's Service Center

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.

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