This degree prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge necessary for employment in automotive repair maintenance shops as service or parts personnel. The curriculum is Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified and is designed to prepare students for ASE certification. Instruction is provided in a shop equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available. Students entering this program must purchase hand tools and uniforms needed for use in the program. The cost of the required tools can be up to $3,400 depending on brand/source. The required uniforms are approximately $140 and textbooks/lab manuals are approximately $510. A list of required tools can be obtained from counselors or auto instructors. Automotive Service Excellence
The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions in the accounting field. The graduate can become a general accountant for a small business or choose a specialized area in a large company such as a clerical position in accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll. Employment opportunities exist in small businesses, large businesses, public accounting firms, industry, not-for-profit organizations and governmental agencies.
This core curriculum is designed for those students who are planning a career in fertilizer, pest management, agri-business sales, management or ownership in these areas. While this curriculum is designed for agricultural business, it also provides transferability to Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Western Illinois and Illinois State universities. Note: Those students that are considering transferring to a university should contact their advisor as soon as possible. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.