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Advanced Vehicle Systems Certificate

Technical Job Skills, Applied

The Advanced Vehicle Systems Certificate was developed as part of a $750,000 Department of Energy grant received by the Automotive Technology Management program at the University of Central Missouri. This certificate prepares recipients for a high-tech career in the automotive industry, where new technologies are already in the past and future technologies are already here!  With an emphasis on Hybrid and Electric Vehicle technology, advanced driver aids, and autonomous vehicles, this certificate brings UCM graduates up to speed with the latest advancements for tomorrow in the automotive industry.

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Advanced Vehicle Certificate

Driving the Future of Automotive

The Advanced Vehicles Certificate in the UCM Automotive Technology Management Program prepares you for the future technology of upcoming production vehicles.  Incorporated into all 3 of the major concentration areas, the Advanced Vehicle Certificate is obtainable via a 20 hour course curriculum that will cover Hybrid and Electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and autonomous vehicles and advanced vehicle systems.

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.

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.

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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