Automotive Business

Automotive Business

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

The Automotive Business program prepares individuals for professional and essential support positions in the automotive industry sectors such as dealerships and the aftermarket industry. Students are also provided with opportunities to explore possibilities of entrepreneurship within the automotive industry. The program includes introductory business courses and specific automotive courses that explore various facets of the automotive industry. The co-operative work experience is a vital component of the program allowing students to confirm their career choice and to develop a network to establish their career path. Graduates of the program will have the skills, knowledge, and experience to assume a position in a broad range of organizations within the automotive industry.

Automotive Business School of Canada

The Automotive Business School of Canada – built and actively supported by the automotive industry, for the automotive industry.

Gain automotive industry experience and build your network. With our graduate employment rate of over 90 per cent, your drive can take you anywhere!

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Automotive Business articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
AUTO1000 Concepts of the Automotive Industry
AUTO1001 Intro. To Auto. Tech
AUTO2000 DMS: Parts and Service
AUTO2001 Automotive Networks
AUTO2002 Introduction to Canadian Automotive Aftermarket
AUTO2008 Dealership Sales Operations
BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
ECON1000 Microeconomics
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
FNCE2008 Dealership Financial Statements
LAWS1009 Automotive Law and Ethics
MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
MKTG2029 Sales and Customer Relationship Management
AUTO1009 Introduction to Fixed Operations
BUSI2021 Auto Show Planning

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Course

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1001 Automotive Business Work Term 1
COOP2005 Automotive Business Work Term 2

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