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Automotive Technology Minor

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. A minor in Automotive Technology Management will give you vital experience in basic automotive systems.  It's a great way to find out if Automotive Technology Management is the right major for you, or to simply learn a little more about your own vehicle!

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Automotive Technology Management Minor

Driving Towards Your Passion

The Automotive Technology Management Minor allows you to explore other majors while still enjoying all the positive aspects of the Automotive Technology Management program.  This minor will give you basic automotive skills and a foundational understanding of the simpler automotive areas found in the full bachelor's degree program.  A must for students who are still questioning if the Automotive Bachelor's is the right fit for them, this Minor allows you to explore lower-level coursework that will directly apply to a full bachelor's degree if desired.

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, among 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.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

 Improvement through Accreditation

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National Automotive Technician Education Foundation

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Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering


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