Automotive Service Manager Course – Blended Learning Program (GSSMRC-P)

Automotive Service Manager Course – Blended Learning Program (GSSMRC-P)

We have teamed up with Vocational Schools, Better Jobs Ontario, WSIB, WorkSafe BC, and WCB Alberta to help pay tuition fees.

Only available to government-sponsored students. Complete the Government-Sponsored Enrollment Form tab to apply for this course or visit Better Jobs Ontario to speak with your local agent for further guidance.

Description

Automotive Service Manager Course – Blended Learning Program

CA$2,895.00

Location: Virtual Campus

Course Intake Dates: Ongoing

Course Duration: 6 weeks

In-class Hours Per Session: 2 hr 30 min

Total Course Hours: Study Time 13 hr 50 min / In-class 17 hr 30 min

Classroom Attendance Times: Weekends

Classroom Video Software: Zoom

Resume & Career Placement Assistance: Yes *

Note: This course includes six synchronous online sessions with the instructors at a scheduled day and time and self-directed activities that students complete before the next in-class session while adhering to specified due dates.

*Government-sponsored students only and must be a Canadian residents.

 

Course Summary

The Automotive Service Manager Master Course explains everything you need to know to quickly start your automotive service industry career and become a profitable service manager.

Before taking your shop forward, you need to understand where it stands financially today and how to fix existing problems correctly.

The Service Managers Essential Course provides you with the right tools to fix common problem areas such as technician efficiency, productivity, and the effective labor rate. With this course, managers will have a toolkit to make smarter decisions, interpret financial reports, and manage costs better.

Understand what it takes to build sustainable KPI metrics that will make a difference in your shop’s performance. You will learn how to set up daily advisor and technician benchmarks, focus on operational improvements and monitor key performance indicators.

Your path to a successful service manager includes learning to mentor your staff. Discover how you can quickly grow your service advisor’s product knowledge, improve their cross-selling skills, and increase sales closing rates.

Upon completing the service manager course, you’ll have critical thinking skills to resolve problems related to service operations. Have a deeper understanding of your department’s productivity and efficiency, plus learn how to reduce shop expenses to earn a higher net profit.

This course provides managers with a step-by-step guide explaining how to perform everything from daily routine tasks to annual forecasting.

Begin your road map to advance your management skills, understand service financing, and control your expense accounts. The Automotive Service Manager Master Course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the automotive service repair industry and go forward with greater confidence.

Master techniques used by successful service managers to accelerate your career in the automotive industry today.

Included in the course are the following downloadable resources:

  • Easy to follow automotive service manager workflow checklist
  • Annual service sales & expense forecasting spreadsheet
  • 18 downloadable guides and KPI calculation spreadsheets

What Will I Learn?

Lessons contain the same topics as the Automotive Service Manager Master Course designed to fast-track government-sponsored students with remote classroom lessons.

  • A step-by-step guide to maximize CP labor rates & repair hours sold
  • See how to make service profitable again
  • CP & matrix labor rate calculation formulas
  • Increase personal development, onboarding & leadership skills
  • Comprehensive financial metrics & profitability lessons
  • Annual service sales & expense forecasting spreadsheet
  • Measuring monthly advisor performance spreadsheets
  • KPI formulas to measure your shop’s monthly performance

Experience Level Requirement

  • This course is for anyone who understands the automotive industry and wants to get into a manager’s position but is unsure where to start.
  • If you are comfortable in the automotive industry and have a minimum of one to two years of automotive service experience.
  • Current service managers looking to understand the department better and wish to grow their knowledge.
  • Everything in this course is made as simple as possible and described as someone having basic knowledge of the topics.

Who Can Take This Course?

  • Service Advisors
  • Automotive Technicians
  • Shop Supervisors

Instructors meet with students in virtual group classroom sessions twice a week to ensure all students gain an accurate and deep understanding of the course and test their knowledge.

Curriculum

Course Content

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LESSON 1: AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGER MASTER COURSE INTRODUCTION
LESSON 2: AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGERS PROFIT MANAGEMENT PATH TO SUCCESS
LESSON 3: LET'S MAKE THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT PROFITABLE AGAIN
LESSON 4: FUNDAMENTAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT KPI'S EVERY SERVICE MANAGER SHOULD GET RIGHT
LESSON 5: TRACKING SERVICE ADVISOR KPI’S – HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT PROBLEMS AND PROVIDE THE PROPER GUIDANCE TO SELL MORE LABOR
LESSON 6: HOW TO CREATE PROFITABLE PERFORMANCE SERVICE PAY PLANS
LESSON 7: BREAKDOWN OF THE SERVICE DEPARTMENTS FINANCIAL STATEMENT EXPENSE ACCOUNTS
LESSON 8: UNDERSTANDING THE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DEPARTMENTS ANNUAL FORECAST
LESSON 9: AUTOMOTIVE SHOP EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT AND KEEPING YOUR FACILITY COMPLIANT
LESSON 10: A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF WARRANTY POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES
LESSON 11: HOW TO PROPERLY SET UP AN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DEPARTMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (BDC)
LESSON 12: AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DEPARTMENT MARKETING AND GROWTH
LESSON 13: NURTURING SERVICE ADVISOR SOFT SKILLS TO IMPROVE CUSTOMER RETENTION AND GROSS SALES
LESSON 14: TACKLING EVERYDAY AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
LESSON 15: WHY YOU NEED TO IMPROVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN EMPLOYEES AND DEPARTMENTS
LESSON 16: ENHANCING THE SERVICE MANAGERS PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTING LEADERSHIP SKILLS
LESSON 17: BONUS WORKFLOW GUIDES - THE SERVICE MANAGER STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP)

Government-Sponsored Enrollment Form

Attention Government-Sponsored Students

Government-sponsored students must complete the enrollment form. It can take up to ten business days to process your request. Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation and course registration instructions.

Better Jobs Ontario Automotive Service Manager Training Enrollment

Better Jobs Ontario Program

Ontario’s new Better Jobs Ontario program may help you retrain for a new in-demand career.

How does it work?

Better Jobs Ontario provides eligible applicants with skills training for in-demand jobs and financial support. You can apply for up to $28,000 for costs, including:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Institutional costs
  • Transportation
  • Basic living allowance

The amount of support you receive is based on individual needs and available funding.

Want to apply to the Automotive Service Manager Course – Blended Learning Program (GSSMRC-P) with Better Jobs Ontario?

You’ll work with an Employment Ontario agency that will help determine if this is the right program for you. Employment Ontario staff can also help you with the following:

  • Answer any questions you may have about Better Jobs Ontario
  • Help you complete your funding application

Better Jobs Ontario Eligibility

You qualify for Better Jobs Ontario if you either:

  • Have been laid-off and have not been working or are working a temporary job just to cover costs
  • Have not been laid-off but have been unemployed for six months or longer and are part of a low-income household

You can still apply if you receive either:

  • Employment Insurance (EI)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

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