In this program, students are prepared for professional and essential support positions in the automotive industry by receiving a general business and specialized automotive education. 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. Students have the opportunity to gain eight months of co-op work experience and are able to network with industry professionals to explore the various sectors within the industry.
Tuition and fees
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- You can afford this! Explore OSAP as well as awards, scholarships and bursaries to help you pay your way to graduation.
- This program includes a co-op work term component where you’ll gain experience in a workplace related to your field of study.
- Learn about types of work-integrated learning at Georgian.
What are the admission requirements for the Automotive Business program?
Automotive Business admission requirements
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- any Grade 111 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/academic-regulations/
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 for Prior Learning website for details:
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.
Turn your Automotive Business diploma into a degree
Continue your studies
Upon graduating from the Automotive Business diploma program, further your studies with a pathway into the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Automotive Management) degree program.
For more information or to explore your study options, please email ABSC@georgiancollege.ca or call 249.388.2412.
Why study Automotive Business at Georgian?
- 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
Honda of Canada Mfg.
Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) is one of the largest employers in Simcoe County, with 4,200 associates. Established in Alliston in 1986, it’s a premier manufacturing facility best known for producing the Honda Civic and CR-V.
Georgian’s $1.8-million multi-faceted partnership with HCM supports leading-edge equipment, innovative research and development, collaborative program support and newly-established scholarships for Georgian students.
HCM is a proud employer of 250 Georgian alumni in diverse roles, and provides valuable co-op work experiences to students each semester through its Technical Development Program (TDP). HCM also provides a suite of awards and scholarships to help students reach their goals, each valued up to $2,500.
Flex MORE. Study Automotive Business online part-time
What courses are included in the Automotive Business diploma program?
19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 Program Option Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms
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 1018 – Concepts of the Automotive Industry
- AUTO 1019 – Introduction to Automotive Technology
- BUSI 1001 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
- MKTG 1000 – Introduction to Marketing
- Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
Your course delivery method(s)
This program is delivered fully in person and requires you to attend campus.
Please note, delivery methods are based on planning for the upcoming semester and are subject to change.
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