Prepares you for a career working with the latest advanced vehicle systems and technology. It is also an excellent choice for automotive management, technical sales, customer service, and other automotive industries.
Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology
Why Choose This Major
- You are in demand. The automotive industry has a shortage of professionals educated in the latest systems and technology.
- All graduates find multiple job/career opportunities upon graduation.
- You have the opportunity to take on training internship positions between your junior and senior years, with the possibility of being hired upon graduation.
- We created this major with input from employers, graduates, and our National Advisory Committee to more closely match the demands of today’s job marketplace and the automotive industry.
What You'll Learn
Building on a background in automobile diagnosis and repair, you will learn skills needed for careers in automotive management, technical sales, customer service, and more.
Your instruction and training cover:
- Automotive technology
- Electrical Systems
- Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Systems
- Automotive business practices
- Customer service techniques
- Spreadsheet applications
- Fleet management
- Business communications
- Propulsion Systems
- Team leadership skills
- Alternate Fuel Systems
- Automotive standards, laws, and regulations
You will find multiple career opportunities upon graduation. (Many jobs will require you to move to another state for employment.)
Employers may also recruit you for sales, marketing, customer service, and managerial training internships between your junior and senior year with the possibility of being hired upon graduation in one of these industries:
- Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Toyota, Honda, Acura, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Cummins, and more
- Aftermarket management, including positions with Manheim, Sterling Collision, MHC Kenworth, and more
- Service/parts management and marketing, including positions with automotive dealerships, parts houses, independent shops and more
- Private and public schools or industries for technical training positions
With a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology, you’ll earn up to $55,000 or more per year.