Automotive Technology Management, Online

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
online automotive management student

About this program

You’re following your passion for cars and trucks. But you’re prepared to take on more. Ready to manage the shop—or open one of your own. Our Automotive Technology Management program is designed for those with an associate’s degree who’d like to rise to a management position. This online program is a flexible way to build management, business, and leadership skills. And with 24/7 access to course materials, it’s easier to balance personal and professional responsibilities.   

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

 

In-State Tuition For All Students

100%

Overall Placement

50%

Hired BEFORE Graduation

Careers

  • Automotive business management
  • Automotive industry customer relations
  • Automotive technical assistance & field service engineering
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Previous Program Courses (PTM)
  • Automotive Technology Management Electives (ATM) or
  • Vehicle Systems & Function for Customer Service Personnel (ABM300)
  • Vehicle Repair & Diagnostic Procedures for Customer Service Personnel (ABM301)
  • Automotive Management & Customer Service (ABM310)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACC113)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Introduction to Metallurgy (MSC106)
  • Automotive Management Strategic Planning & Personnel (ABM350)
  • Advanced Topics in Automotive Technology (ABM355)
  • Managerial Decision Making (MGT330) or
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Automotive Managerial Analysis (ABM450)
  • Automotive Technical Training & Workforce Development (ABM455)
  • Supervision & Human Relations (MGT248) or
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • Senior Project (ABM495)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Science Elective (SCI)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • Principles of Management (MGT115)
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM100) or
  • Occupational Health & Safety (SAF110)
  • Managerial Decision Making (MGT330) or
  • Business Law I (MGT301)
  • Supervision & Human Relations (MGT248) or
  • Small Business Management (MGT249)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM300)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • Math Elective (MTH113 or Higher) (MHI)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (MTH159)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (SPC101) or
  • Interpersonal Communication (SPC201)
Online Degrees

Learning that fits your lifestyle

Convenience

  • Accessible online anywhere in the world
  • Flexible scheduling – take classes part-time or full-time
  • Continue to work and be at home with your family
  • Transfer-friendly programs shorten time to complete your degree

Value

  • In-state tuition rate for all students, regardless of residency
  • Same rigor as on-campus programs
  • Regional accreditation plus professional accreditations by program

Service

  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Textbooks and course materials available for purchase online through The College Store
  • Graduates can participate in Commencement

Class Delivery

  • Classes delivered asynchronously through P.L.A.T.O., Penn College's Platform for Learning And Teaching Online
  • No required campus visits
Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Jul 23

Open House

Saturday, July 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Jul 29

Open House

Friday, July 298:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance

Thanks to the Military Tuition Assistance Program, more tomorrow makers can find their futures at Penn College. Through this special offering, qualified active military personnel are eligible to pursue college credits tuition free.

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Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

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Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

A.A.S degree from an accredited institution or NATEF certified school or completed ASE Master Technician Certification (8 certifications total) and official/final high school transcript.

Students may transfer with an associate degree from Penn College or other regionally accredited colleges with equivalent courses. Penn College officials will evaluate transcripts prior to acceptance to the major and junior level status. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificate, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Certification(s), or industry specific training that includes full-time industry related work experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for credit as determined by the Automotive Department.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Average time to complete the degree
Students are required to have earned an associate degree as a condition of enrollment into the bachelor degree.

2014 fall cohort: 24 months
2015 fall cohort: 18 months
2016 fall cohort: 25 months
2017 fall cohort*: 21.1 months
2018 fall cohort*: 18.8 months
*Not all students from 2017 and 2018 cohorts have graduated yet so the numbers for those two years are not an accurate reflection of the average time-to-degree for the whole cohorts.

Cumulative GPAs

  Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
BAU Junior 3.25 3.45 3.12
BAM Junior 3.13 3.73 3.46
BAU Senior 3.08 2.92 2.95
BAM Senior 3.39 3.38 3.29

 

Average Starting Salary
(Source: Penn College graduate survey dashboard)

  2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
BAU $41,500 $54,500 $39,750
BAM N/A N/A N/A

 

International students who are studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must be enrolled in a full course of study in-person. Students are not permitted to enroll in an entirely online degree. Online degrees are available to international students pursuing the degree from their home country. Students must still meet all admissions criteria for admission to the college and any special admissions requirements that govern pursuit of their chosen major.

  • Dr. Joel Anstrom, Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • Mr. Joey A Fleck, Competency Based Teacher Education Coordinator, The Penn State University
  • Dr. C. William Garner, Retired, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
  • Mr. Patrick McCormick, Retired, Ford Motor Company
  • Mr. Anthony J Piccari, '08, Aftersales Department, Ferrari North America, Inc.
  • Mr. David K Plessinger, Owner, Economy Auto Parts
  • Mr. Carlo Santora, '08, '09, Technical Manager, Eastern US, Maserati North America
  • Dr. Mark D Threeton, Assistant Professor, Workforce Education, The Pennsylvania State University