Automotive Service Management (ASM)


The Automotive Service Management program includes co-op education at local automotive service companies as well as classroom instruction. These experiences help students develop the knowledge and technical skills that are essential for success in any avenue of the automotive work force.

Graduates of the program earn an Associate of Applied Business degree, and are prepared to take certification exams offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Program Code



Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Enter the automotive work force as a technician
  • Pursue a career in automotive management
  • Take ASE certification exams

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Electrical /Electronics Specialist
  • Installer
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Service Technician or Mechanic
  • Service Writer
  • Under Car Specialist

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$13/hr - $27/hr

Employment Outlook

Employment of automotive service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 9 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for qualified job seekers should be very good.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Beechmont Toyota
  • Firestone
  • Kings Nissan
  • Pep Boys
  • Sears Automotive

Co-op Salary Projections

$9/hr - $11/hr


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Automotive Service Management (ASM)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
AUTO 100Introduction to Automotive Technology ( B) 233
IM 111Computer Applications 1 ( B) 233
AUTO 111Engine Repair ( T) 233
AUTO 161Electrical/Electronic Systems 1 ( T) 233
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
Semester 2  
AUTO 150Brakes ( T) 233
AUTO 162Electrical/Electronic Systems 2 ( T) 233
AUTO 181Engine Performance 1 ( T) 233
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
BUS 190Professional Practices ( B) 101
MAT 1XX Mathematics Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
AUTO X9X Cooperative Education Elective 1: Automotive (T)  1402
Semester 4  
LAW 101Business Law ( B) 303
AUTO 140Suspension and Steering ( T) 233
AUTO 175Powertrain Systems and Service ( T) 233
MGT 101Principles of Management ( B) 303
ACC 101Financial Accounting ( B) 303
Semester 5  
AUTO X9X Cooperative Education Elective 2: Automotive (T)  1402
Semester 6  
AUTO 170Heating and Air Conditioning ( T) 233
AUTO 182Engine Performance 2 ( T) 233
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective (G)  303
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Total Credits:  5011363


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Mathematics Elective
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 111Business Mathematics3
MAT 120Technical Mathematics3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any Transfer Module course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC
Cooperative Education Electives (4 credit hours required)
AUTO 191Part-Time Cooperative Education 1: Automotive1
AUTO 192Part-Time Cooperative Education 2: Automotive1
AUTO 193Part-Time Cooperative Education 3: Automotive1
AUTO 194Part-Time Cooperative Education 4: Automotive1
AUTO 195Part-Time Cooperative Education 5: Automotive1
AUTO 196Part-Time Cooperative Education 6: Automotive1
AUTO 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Automotive2
AUTO 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Automotive2
AUTO 293Full-Time Cooperative Education 3: Automotive2

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Charles (Chuck) Butler, BA, ASE-MCT
(513) 569-1636
Co-op Coordinator
Brian Hooten, MAOL
(513) 569-1634
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