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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Entrepreneur

This degree program will provide students with the foundation skills and knowledge to own and operate an alternative fuel vehicle repair business. Students completing this degree will have hands-on experience in problem solving and dealing with issues in all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) including hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. They will learn to repair automobiles in the areas of brakes, steering and suspension, electrical, and engine performance. The students will learn the skills to manage their own business. This includes creating a business plan, accounting and finance, professional business communications and financial functions. Workplace safety and business ethics are also covered.  Students are made aware of the many challenges they will face when starting and operating their own business.

General Education Requirements

Credit Hours

BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications

3

BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications

3

MATH 115/BUS 105

3

COM 101 Oral Communications or BUS 127 Human Relations

3

CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems or AMT 129 Intro to Technology

3

PHIL 205 Business Ethics

3

PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118, or PEA 201

1

HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training

1

Total

20

Entrepreneur  Core Requirements

 

BUS 131 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

1

BUS 104 Accounting for the Small Business

3

BUS 161 Effective Selling or BUS/CIS 220 E-Business

3

BUS 230 Entrepreneurial Planning

3

BUS 240 Entrepreneurship Capstone

3

Total

13

Degree Requirements

 

AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology

2

AT 114 Automotive Power Plants (Engine Rebuilding)

3

AT 120 Introduction to Electrical Systems I

3

AT 121 Electrical Systems II

3

AT 122 Fuel Systems and Emission Controls

3

AT 123 Engine Tune Up (Drivability)

3

AT 140 Hybrid and Alternative Fuels

3

AT 150 Automotive Brakes

3

AT 214 Service Management

3

AT 223 Advanced Engine Performance

3

Total

29

 

 

Degree Total

62