Automotive Service Management - Technical Concentration

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-112
Faculty Contact
Kristopher Young: 313-845-6324,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162C

Program Description


Emphasizes automotive service technical skills and business management courses. Covers how to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in automotive service management, including the use of effective communication with customers, co-workers, and service technicians.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop the requisite skills and knowledge for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry.
  • Utilize standard industry safety protocols in service labs, dealerships, private repair facilities, and other related areas.
  • Demonstrate the characteristics and standards of professionalism that contribute to an effective job performance in a manner that include behavior, appearance, and punctuality.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills when communicating highly technical information.
  • Apply management theory to effectively supervise the human resources of an organization.
  • Evaluate management decisions given an organization’s relationship to the external business environment.
  • Creatively solve common problems in managing an organization.
  • Employ appropriate computer applications when performing business activities.
Career Opportunities
  • Service managers of automotive dealerships
  • Managers of aftermarket automotive repair and parts chain stores
  • Assistant service manager
  • Service advisor
  • Service writer
  • Service consultant
    • Diagnostic technician
    • Dynamometer technician
    • Parts manager
    • Product test technician
    • Service manager
    • Service technician
Transfer Colleges
Davenport University
Eastern Michigan University
Ferris State University
Lawrence Technological University
Siena Heights University
University of Michigan - Dearborn

The Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Board.

General Education

Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one. CHEM 131 or PHYS 120 recommended.
Credit Hours

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Program Requirements

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