Automotive Service Management Certificate - Academic Plan
Total Credits = 49 Credits
This program is designed as an apprenticeship program for those interested in a job as an automotive service writer/consultant. The academic courses may be taken prior to or in conjunction with the automotive courses. Dealerships are particularly interested in female service writers as women are under-represented in the automotive service field. All entrance eligibility requirements for the certificate program are the same as the degree programs.
All tracks are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent upon satisfactory MVR, criminal background checks, and drug screening.
Students wishing to pursue the two-year degree or the certificate programs must be signed into courses by the program director at the beginning of each semester to ensure that they are on track academically to graduate in the prescribed twoyear period. Classes for the corporate tracks will be filled with dealer sponsored students first. General program students may be allowed to fill any remaining seats. All students, regardless of their chosen track, should be aware of automotive repair industry expectations, specifically that technicians must drive customer's vehicles as part of the repair process; thus, the technician and the student must have a clean motor vehicle record and valid driver's license. The hiring process at reputable repair shops and dealerships will include a drug screen and a thorough background investigation.
Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time Track)
~Recommended Communication Course(s)~ COM 1150 - Public Speaking
~Recommended English Course(s)~ ENG 1031 Technical Writing I: GT-CO1
- *This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
- In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021 or ENG 1031 must also register for ENG 0094 unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094 standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent High School coursework. See an Advisor for details.
- The automotive program requires full-time attendance. This certificate is in addition to the degree and cannot be taken separately. Please see Associate of Applied Science degree sheet for more information.