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Overview

The Automotive Service Management program includes co-op education at local automotive service companies as well as classroom instruction. These experiences help students develop the knowledge and technical skills that are essential for success in any avenue of the automotive work force.

Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Applied Business degree, and are prepared to take certification exams offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Related Programs

Automotive Service Technician Certificate (ASTC)

Contacts

Program Chair

Charles (Chuck) Butler
BA, ASE-MCT

Co-op Coordinator

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Enter the automotive work force as a technician
  • Pursue a career in automotive management
  • Take ASE certification exams

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Electrical /Electronics Specialist
  • Installer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Service Technician or Mechanic
  • Service Writer
  • Under Car Specialist

Graduate Employment Outlook

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

$13/hr - $27/hr

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Beechmont Toyota
  • Firestone
  • Kings Nissan
  • Pep Boys
  • Sears Automotive

$9/hr - $11/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Automotive Service Management (ASM)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
AUTO 100 Introduction to Automotive Technology ( B) 2 3 3
IM 111 Computer Applications ( B) 2 3 3
AUTO 111 Engine Repair ( T) 2 3 3
AUTO 161 Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
Semester 2
AUTO 150 Brakes ( T) 2 3 3
AUTO 162 Electrical/Electronic Systems 2 ( T) 2 3 3
AUTO 181 Engine Performance 1 ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
BUS 190 Professional Practices ( B) 1 0 1
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G) 3 0 3
Semester 3
AUTO X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Automotive (T) 1 40 2
Semester 4
LAW 101 Business Law ( B) 3 0 3
AUTO 140 Suspension and Steering ( T) 2 3 3
AUTO 175 Powertrain Systems and Service ( T) 2 3 3
MGT 101 Principles of Management ( B) 3 0 3
ACC 101 Financial Accounting ( B) 3 0 3
Semester 5
AUTO X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Automotive (T) 1 40 2
Semester 6
AUTO 170 Heating and Air Conditioning ( T) 2 3 3
AUTO 182 Engine Performance 2 ( T) 2 3 3
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G) 3 0 3
Total Credits: 50 113 63

 Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MAT 111 Business Mathematics 3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)
AUTO 191 Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Automotive 1
AUTO 192 Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Automotive 1
AUTO 193 Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Automotive 1
AUTO 194 Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Automotive 1
AUTO 195 Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Automotive 1
AUTO 196 Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Automotive 1
AUTO 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Automotive 2
AUTO 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Automotive 2
AUTO 293 Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Automotive 2
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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