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Turn your passion for cars into a career

Automotive Business Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code AUBU
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie
Summer 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Automotive Business program?

Automotive Business admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

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/academic-regulations/

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/

What career paths can I take in automotive business?

Your Automotive Business diploma gives you many 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.

Why study Automotive Business at Georgian?

Highlights

  • Become a future leader in the automotive industry with an employment rate of over 90 per cent
  • Start your automotive career with endless opportunities in dealership operations, vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket and more
  • Gain automotive industry experience and build your network with up to 12 months of paid co-op work terms
  • $150,000 in scholarships and awards offered every year
  • Attend automotive industry conferences, networking events, class trips and hear from industry-leading guest speakers
  • Experiential learning at its best: Take part in the Georgian College Auto Show, our student-run, outdoor learning lab that allows our students to get hands-on experience with major manufacturers and the public

Flex MORE. Study Automotive Business online part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Automotive Business diploma program?

Course overview

17 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
2 Program Option Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Automotive Business program outline.

  • ACCT 1000 – Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • AUTO 1000 – Concepts of the Automotive Industry
  • AUTO 1001 – Introduction to Automotive Technology
  • BUSI 1001 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

Do you have questions about Automotive Business? Contact us!

Thinking about applying to Georgian?

Contact the Automotive Business School of Canada to explore your study options.

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Connect with the Office of the Registrar for admissions-related questions.

Are you an international student?

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