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

(Effective Fall 2009)

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 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 ).

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:

  • 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 Semester Credits
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 13  
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
TOTAL CREDITS 17
Second Semester Credits
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 12  
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3  
ENL111 English Composition I 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Third Semester Credits
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 12  
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Fourth Semester Credits
ATM Automotive Technology Management Electives 13  
PHS103 Physics Survey 3  
or
PHS114 Physics with Technological Applications 4  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Summer Session Credits
SAS Successful Completion of an Approved Associate of Applied Science Degree  
TOTAL CREDITS
Fifth Semester Credits
ABM310 Automotive Management and Customer Service 3  Writing Enriched Requirement
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3  
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
MGT115 Principles of Management 3  
CHM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4  
or
MSC106 Introduction to Metallurgy 4  
SAF110 Occupational Health and Safety 2  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Sixth Semester Credits
ABM350 Automotive Management Strategic Planning and Personnel 3  
ABM355 Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology 3  Science, Technology and Society Requirement
MGT330 Managerial Decision Making 3  
or
MGT301 Business Law I 3  
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4  
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3  
or
SPC201 Interpersonal Communication 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Seventh Semester Credits
ABM450 Automotive Managerial Analysis 3  
ABM455 Automotive Technical Training and Workforce Development 3  
MGT249 Small Business Management 3  
or
MGT248 Supervision and Human Relations 3  
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
HUM Humanities Elective 3  
or
SSE Social Science Elective 3  
or
ART Art Elective 3  
or
FOR Foreign Language Elective 3  
or
AAE Applied Arts Elective 3  
or
IFE International Field Experience Elective 3  
TOTAL CREDITS 18
Eighth Semester Credits
ABM495 Senior Project 3  
PHL210 Ethics 3  
ART Art Elective 3  
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1  
OEA Open Elective / Associate 3  
HSC Cultural 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)