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

(Effective Fall 2020)

As an online degree program, the Automotive Technology Management Bachelor of Science degree is a two plus two major for students who hold an Associate degree. The program is offered both on campus and by distance learning. An A.A.S. in automotive, diesel, or collision repair can expand career opportunities; however, a technical degree is not required because the upper level courses emphasize skills essential to a management career within the industry. The program’s coursework includes technician supervision and personnel management, customer service and sales, industry legal issues and conflict resolution, technical efficiency and production tracking, business problem solving methods and profit center analysis, strategic business planning, and industry communication proficiency.

Career Opportunities

The program prepares students to work at industry dealership fleets, franchises, chain operations or independent service facilities as a service manager, service consultant, or owner/general manager. Students also may work for retailers, distributors or manufacturers as a regional representative, parts or vehicle salesperson, product trainer, warranty administrator, insurance claim adjuster, or technical writer. For students with an industry related associate degree, they may qualify for employment as a service engineer, technical trainer, or trade area instructor at schools and colleges.

Recommended High School Subjects

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

Special Admissions Requirements

A.A.S degree from an accredited institution or NATEF certified school or completed ASE Master Technician Certification (8 certifications total) and official/final high school transcript.

Special Equipment Needs

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

Remediation Strategies

Success in college-level coursework requires minimum levels of proficiency in math, reading and English. Therefore, all new students must meet placement requirements in these three areas. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in the College Catalog. (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Transfer Procedures

Students may transfer with an associate degree from Penn College or other regionally accredited colleges with equivalent courses. Penn College officials will evaluate transcripts prior to acceptance to the major and junior level status. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificate, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Certification(s), or industry specific training that includes full-time industry related work experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for credit as determined by the Automotive Department.

Program Goals

A graduate of this major should be able to: 
  • Manage customer relationships and generate service sales that meet planned profit requirements.
  • Supervise repair operations and service personnel to meet production, safety, legal, and cost control needs.
  • Identify automotive service problems, obtain data, analyze, and formulate solution options.
  • Prepare reports that are supported with citations and relevant quantitative information.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PTM Previous Program Courses 12   M PTM
MHI Math Elective (MTH113 or Higher) 3   S MHI
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PTM Previous Program Courses 9   M PTM
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PTM Previous Program Courses 9   M PTM
ENL121 English Composition II 3 3 S REQ
or
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
PTM Previous Program Courses 6   M PTM
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 3   M ATM
or
ABM300 Vehicle Systems and Function for Customer Service Personnel 3 3 M REQ
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 3   M ATM
or
ABM301 Vehicle Repair and Diagnostic Procedures for Customer Service Personnel 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SAS Successful Completion of an Approved Associate of Applied Science Degree   S SAS
TOTAL CREDITS
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ABM310 Automotive Management and Customer Service 3 Writing Enriched Requirement 3 M REQ
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 M REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 M REQ
CHM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4 3 3 S REQ
or
MSC106 Introduction to Metallurgy 4 3 3 S REQ
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2 2 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ABM350 Automotive Management Strategic Planning and Personnel 3 3 M REQ
ABM355 Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology 3 Science, Technology and Society Requirement 3 M REQ
MGT330 Managerial Decision Making 3 3 M REQ
or
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
or
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ABM450 Automotive Managerial Analysis 3 3 M REQ
ABM455 Automotive Technical Training and Workforce Development 3 3 M REQ
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3 3 M REQ
or
MGT249 Small Business Management 3 3 M REQ
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ABM495 Senior Project 3 3 M REQ
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
CDP Core Global and Cultural Diversity Perspective 3   S CDP
TOTAL CREDITS 15

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)