Automotive Business Accelerate your business education in the automotive industry. Unique co-op and networking opportunities. Excellent grad employment rates.

General information

Program code
AUBU
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students are prepared for professional and essential support positions in the automotive industry by providing general business and specialized automotive education. Through eight months of co-op work experience and opportunities to network with industry professionals, students explore the automotive industry and learn from industry experts. Upon completion of the program students have the skills, knowledge, and experience to build a career across a broad range of sectors in 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!

Career opportunities

The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in Canada and globally, consisting of a variety of sectors: retail (dealerships), manufacturing, distribution, aftermarket, finance, marketing, and media. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level to mid-level management business positions throughout all sectors of the automotive industry in Canada. Graduates have applied for careers in a variety of business-related professions, in areas such as marketing, sales, operations, customer service, finance, and accounting.

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) 

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • ACCT 1000 - Financial Accounting Principles 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1000 - Concepts of the Automotive Industry (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1001 - Introduction to Automotive Technology (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1001 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 1010 - Global and Future Trends (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1002 - Mathematics of Finance (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1003 - Personal Selling (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2002 - Introduction to the Canadian Automotive Aftermarket (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2010 - Introduction to Fixed Operations with DMS (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2011 - Customer Relationship Management and Social Media (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ECON 1000 - Microeconomics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HURM 1000 - Human Resources Management Foundations (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • AUTO 2008 - Dealership Sales Operations (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2008 - Dealership Financial Statements (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1009 - Automotive Law and Ethics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • Program Option Courses (Semester 4)
  • Select 2 courses from the available list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • COOP 1001 - Automotive Business Work Term 1 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 2, Winter Intake - occurs after Semester 3) (Semester 4)
  • COOP 2005 - Automotive Business Work Term 2 (Fall intake - occurs after Semester 3, Winter intake - occurs after Semester 4) (Semester 4)