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Automotive Technology Management - Area 3: Service Management BS

Technical Job Skills, Applied

The University of Central Missouri's Automotive Technology Management program prepares you to become a leader in the automotive industry. Our bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology Management is one of fewer than 20 in the nation meeting the demand for well-qualified, corporate-level and technical graduates. UCM's Automotive Technology program was established in 1968. It's long history means corporate-level alumni support and a solid record of success. 

As a graduate from this program, you are suited for high-demand, well-paying, corporate-level, technical management positions within the automotive/diesel and alternative-fuel/hybrid vehicle industries. Historically 98% of our graduates gain employment in the field within 6 months of graduation, with a starting salary as high as $55,000. 

The service management area of the ATM degree branches off of the technical courses available to ATM majors, and focuses more closely on business management, dealer and warranty operations, and service management in the automotive industry.  This area will enable graduates to become more confident businesspeople in the fast-paced market of the global auto industry.

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Area 3: Automotive Service Management 

The University of Central Missouri's Automotive Technology Management with emphasis in Service Management degree places emphasis on service shop and dealership management skills utilized in corporate and private businesses and relates them to the automotive industry.  Do you ever wonder how a dealership or manufacturer estimates warranty costs or manages their employees?  Have you considered opening your own small business and want to go beyond a business administration minor?  This concentration area might be for you!

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First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

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Established in 1968

The long history of UCM’s Automotive Program means corporate-level alumni support and a solid record of success.

Unique and in demand

One of only 20 programs nationwide offering a full-range bachelor's degree in Automotive Technology. Graduates are highly sought after for corporate-level positions with companies such as Chanje EV,  Cummins, Enterprise Fleet Management, Fiat/Chrysler, Ford, Tesla, MFA Oil, MHC Kenworth, and Orange EV, as well as many others. Over $1.5 million dollars in grants and external donations has been received by the program since 1999.

Accredited and accountable

UCM's Automotive Technology Management program is the only bachelor's degree in automotive technology to achieve dual accreditations from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), and the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

The Facilities

Gaines Technology Complex dedicates more than one-third of its 66,000-square-foot area to the program, conveniently located on the northeast side of campus.

Value-packed degree

A certificate in Advanced (EV/Hybrid) Vehicle Systems and a minor in Business Administration is incorporated into the Area 1, 2, and 3 curriculum with no additional coursework.

Hands-on, real-world training

In addition to Business, Marketing, Design/Engineering, or Management courses, the program delivers applied job skills focusing on all Automotive Systems from Engine Repair through Autonomous Vehicles.

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