Why Choose Automotive and Heavy Equipment Management?
The AHM program is a third- and fourth-year program that concentrates on managerial skills required by the automotive and heavy equipment industry. Along with specific automotive and heavy equipment management abilities, students have the opportunity to develop communication and other related skills through oral presentations and written projects that are required in many courses. In addition, an on-the-job management internship is an important part of the program.
All areas of the AHM program are supported by a computer laboratory that features the very latest in industry hardware and software. Instruction is provided in the areas of management, sales, marketing, distribution, customer relations, warranty administration, franchising, dealership operations, accounting, financing and related computer skills.
Prepare for a Great Career
The automotive and heavy equipment industry needs managers and representatives with up-to-date technical, managerial and communication skills. Manufacturers need service, sales, parts and customer relations representatives.
Positions also exist in dealerships and repair centers and include service management, parts management, sales, leasing and general management. Other management positions include aftermarket managers, fleet managers, technical writers, trainers and government agency managers.
Graduates from the AHM program are among the highest-paid and most sought-after graduates of Ferris. Because every global automotive manufacturer doing business in America requires managers with the precise skills offered by this program, many graduates are faced with the difficult decision of choosing from several highly desirable and lucrative job offers.
Students entering the program must have an associate degree in an automotive or heavy equipment area or equivalent. Admission is open to the following Ferris programs: Automotive Body, Automotive Service Technology and Heavy Equipment Technology.
Graduates of automotive-related associate degree programs at other colleges are also qualified to transfer into the AHM program, including graduates of factory co-op programs such as GM's ASEP, Ford's ASSET, Chrysler's CAP and Toyota's T10 programs.
Advanced standing in the program can be achieved by transfer of credit, armed forces study, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and course proficiency examinations.
The Automotive and Heavy Equipment Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
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