Automotive Technology - Vehicle Service Advisor
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Automotive Technology - Vehicle Service Advisor

Certificate of Mastery

Minimum of 18 credit hours
This certificate will give you the skills to become an entry-level vehicle service advisor at automotive dealership service centers as well as automotive repair shops.  You will learn the basic skills to communicate between the customer and the mechanics in an automotive repair industry.  

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    AT 1153 BASIC AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS 3 Major C
    BUS 1323 MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS 3 Major
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    BUS 2033 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Major
    BUS 2043 BUSINESS ETHICS 3 Gen Ed  
    MGMT 2013 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT OR Major
    MGMT 2053 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3 Major C
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (12 credit hours) Automotive Technology: (C)AT 1153; Business: (C)BUS 1323; (C)BUS 2033; Management: (C)MGMT 2013 or (C)MGMT 2053

    General Education Courses: (6 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; Business: BUS 2043

    Life Skills Courses: NONE

    Support Courses: NONE

    (C) - A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

  • Course Descriptions

    Automotive Technology

    AT 1153 - BASIC AUTOMOTIVE FUNDAMENTALS
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    This course is an application of specific competencies in the operation and service repair of vehicles in the areas of: maintenance and minor vehicle service. Usage of service manuals, manufacturers procedures, tools, and safety are stressed. The student will discuss nomenclature and operating principles of basic automotive fundamentals. Also, the student will discuss and perform diagnostic and service procedures used to maintain these specific systems. The student will show competency in the areas of changing fluids, flush equipment, tire repair, tire balance, vehicle vibration diagnosis, and scan tool usage. 

    Business

    BUS 1323 - MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS CAREERS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate the ability to use basic mathematical processes, and use mathematical concepts in solving everyday business problems in operations, trade, taxation, accounting and finance.

    BUS 2033 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or by evaluation. Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3 CREDITS

    Business Communication is a survey course of communication skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes business writing such as e-mail, memos, letters, reports, employment communication, and other types of digital media; delivering oral presentations; and developing interpersonal soft skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills is integrated with the use of technology.

    BUS 2043 - BUSINESS ETHICS
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    Student will explore standards of honesty and honorable human conduct in the world of business, focusing on how people’s plans and intentions affect others.

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    Management

    MGMT 2013 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    The student will study general concepts relating to small business ownership, financing, organization, and management. After exploring these concepts, the student will develop a detailed plan for establishing and operating a small business.

    MGMT 2053 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures.
    3 CREDITS

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of management including the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. The course includes an overview of theory and history of management as well as an introduction to the various roles of management within an organization.

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