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Automotive Industry Management

Mission Statement

To provide its students with a broad range of management, business and technical skills applicable to the automotive parts and service industries. 

The curriculum emphasizes personnel supervision, financial analysis, customer relations, warranty administration, sales promotions, techniques of technical problem-solving, service management, marketing, merchandising and distribution methods used by the automotive after-market, automotive manufacturer and import industries.

Program Goals

To prepare students with the appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to become productive, accountable, and responsible employees upon entering the work force. 

To provide students with a comprehensive theoretical foundation, bolstered by hands-on laboratory experiences. 

To utilize professional advisory committees to advise faculty of AIM courses for purposes of keeping the curriculums current with industry needs.

Assessment of AIM Program Outcomes

The AIM program utilizes Student Learning Outcomes​ (SLO) to assess student learning and course evaluation. The SLO are measured and assessed through coursework such as:  case study reports, resume development, presentations, professional writing and oral exams, inventory control methods and financial analysis and safety operations.

The student learning outcomes are communicated through syllabus statements, the university catalog and the AIM website.

Student L​earning Outcomes

Students in the AIM Program will be able to:

  1. Analyze financial profitability, efficiency and productivity of an automotive industry business. 
  2. Manage and implement retail inventory control systems. 
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply automotive industry health, safety, and environmental regulations.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in the diagnosis and service of automotive systems.
  5. Demonstrate professional writing and oral presentation skills.
  6. Demonstrate employment seeking skills required to obtain an entry level management position in the automotive industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

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    What does AIM teach?

    Graduates from this program enter the job market with a solid knowledge of automotive operating systems and more. They also leave the University with a minor in Business Administration and an understanding of financial policy, business law, marketing and asset management.

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    Where do you go from here?

    The AIM program has a historical 97% job placement ratio with impressive starting salaries. AIM alumni are enjoying the benefits of corporate careers with Chrysler Corporation, Cummins, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Kenworth, Sherwin Williams, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota Motor Sales, and other manufacturers, automotive industry suppliers, and independent businesses.

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    Financial Assistance?

    The AIM program has a variety of available scholarship offerings. One scholarship application to the Colorado State University-Pueblo prompts a search of all available scholarship funds, investigating multiple options and saving time.

    Students of the AIM program also have the opportunity to earn supplemental income through automotive internships with major manufacturers.

    Colorado residents pay in-state tuition rates. The following states have reciprocal tuition agreements which offer reduced rates from normal out-of-state tuition: AK, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, SD, UT, and WY.

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    Do you Accept Transfer Credit?

    The AIM program is actively pursuing ongoing relationships with automotive and business programs offered by other colleges. Contact us to see if you can transfer your college credits

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