The major in Automotive Industry Management (AIM) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree with a Business Administration minor. The AIM program also offers an AIM minor to complement other CSU-Pueblo degrees. The AIM degree is designed to prepare students for automotive industry management careers by providing automotive management skills, supported by the business and technical background requisite for success in the automotive industry. The curriculum emphasizes personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration, sales promotions and techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive aftermarket, automotive manufacturer and import industries.
- Prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to enter the workforce as productive, accountable and responsible employees.
- To provide students with theoretical and hands-on laboratory experiences designed to develop the knowledge and skills for success in automotive management careers.
- To utilize an advisory committee of automotive business leaders to advise and support the AIM program on a range of issues, which includes keeping the curriculum current with industry needs.
General Requirements for the AIM Program
- AIM majors are required to complete an approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C earned in all courses having an AIM prefix.
- AIM majors are required to demonstrate intellectual skills and knowledge in related business courses to satisfy the minor and institutional requirements.
- AIM minors are required to complete the approved curriculum with a minimum grade of C earned in all minor courses having an AIM prefix.
Requirements for the AIM Major
|Required AIM Courses|
|AIM 105||AIM and College Life||1|
|AIM 115||Automotive Engine Design, Operation and Repair||5|
|Automotive Suspension and Brake Systems|
and Automotive Suspension and Brake Systems Lab
|AIM 155||Automotive Parts Operations||4|
|Automotive Power Trains and Drive Lines|
and Automotive Power Trains and Drive Lines Lab
|Automotive Engine Performance|
and Automotive Engine Performance Lab
|Automotive Electrical Systems I|
and Automotive Electrical Systems Laboratory I
|Automotive Electrical Systems II|
and Automotive Electrical Systems II Lab
|AIM 265||Automotive Parts Management Systems||4|
|AIM 305||Regulatory, Enviro, Health Issues||3|
|AIM 325||Fuels and Lubricant Production, Marketing and Conservation||3|
|AIM 335||Automotive Shop Practices||5|
|AIM 345||Advanced Automotive Systems||5|
|AIM 405||Personal Selling Methods and Techniques||4|
|AIM 425||Automotive Financial Management||5|
|Other Required Major Courses 1|
|BUSAD 302||Ethics in Business||3|
|CIS xxx||Course(s) Guided Electives||2|
|MGMT 311||Operations and Quality Management||3|
|MGMT 318||Human Resource Management||3|
|MATH 156||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|COMR 103||Speaking and Listening||3|
|Specific Business Administration Minor Courses|
|See requirements below.||21|
Students must complete these required major courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.
Specific Business Administration Minor Courses
A cumulative grade point average of 2.000 is required in the BUSAD minor courses.
|ACCTG 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCTG 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|FIN 330||Principles of Finance||3|
|MGMT 201||Principles of Management||3|
|MKTG 340||Principles of Marketing||3|
Institutional and General Education
Please refer to the General Education Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog or refer to your individual program’s curriculum sheet.
The general education requirement for graduation includes a total of 35 semester credits in two categories: Skills Component and Knowledge Component. Please see the General Education Requirement section under Academic Policies for more information.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the AIM Program will be able to:
- Analyze financial profitability, efficiency and productivity of an automotive industry business;
- Manage and implement retail inventory control systems;
- Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply automotive industry health, safety, and environment regulations;
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in the diagnosis and service of automotive systems;
- Demonstrate professional writing and oral presentation skills; and
- Develop employment seeking skills required to obtain an entry level management position in the automotive industry.
Outcomes Assessment Activities
- Graduating students complete an exit survey that provides feedback on the quality and usefulness of the coursework for professional preparation.
- Employer surveys are collected every three years.
- The AIM Advisory Committee meets every fall semester to review the three year cycle report and make suggestions for program improvement. The committee also meets with current AIM students for an open discussion regarding the AIM program.
- Assessment materials are collected yearly, (except the employer survey) and analyzed and reported on a three year cycle.