It was announced January 20 2015, that Rio Hondo Community College will offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology. This program will build on the college’s existing Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Automotive Technology. Our current program—which is well aligned with the automotive industry both regionally and nationally—provides a solid foundation for the development of the new bachelor’s program. Successful candidates for employment within organizations requiring a baccalaureate degree in this field need high-level Automotive Technology skills and knowledge. Graduates need to be technically competent and possess strong interpersonal skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, work in teams, and pursue continued professional development. The primary goal of the proposed Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology Degree (ATD) is to provide the automotive industry with employees with these skills. Students will receive training in various business, management and technical courses such as Managerial Accounting, Leadership, Marketing, Advanced Vehicle Systems Design, and Performance. Other courses will emphasize soft skills, such as communication, business, and technical writing, and human relations. For more Information please call Mike Slavich, Dean Career Technical Education at 562-463-7368. To receive quarterly updates regarding the progress of the Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology.
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