SMCDA seeks to provide dealers, associates and dealership employees with education resources. Along with occasional seminars and special briefings, the SMCDA works closely with the following entities to provide ongoing education opportunities.
SMCDA oversees Northwood University’s west coast program at Cerritos College. Northwood University’s popular program consists of a “3-plus-1” structure: The first three years of the four-year degree offered by Northwood University costs students only $46 per unit, since the program consists of transferable classes at Cerritos College. The final year of the degree is offered at Northwood’s tuition rate but still takes place at Cerritos College’s campus. The first Northwood University class at Cerritos College graduated in June 2008. Most classes take place in the Northwood University wing of the Southland Cerritos Center for Transportation Technologies (SCCTT).
Apprenticeship Program: Cerritos College is one of California’s largest and most dynamic community colleges, and is dedicated to serving its community by building futures through learning. The college’s student body of more than 25,000 mirrors the diversity of its community. The Advanced Transportation Technology Center at Cerritos College is the region’s leading automotive training programs, with 1,000 students enrolling annually, seeking A. A. degrees and certificates in automotive repair, advanced transportation technology, auto collision repair, intelligent transportation systems, alternative fuels and hybrids, aftermarket technologies, and import training technician programs. Southern California is home to the largest concentration of automotive markets in the nation, and the Advanced Transportation Technology Center at Cerritos College is committed to developing and improving the industry’s workforce while being responsive to the evolving needs of the automotive industry. Click here to visit the Advanced Transportation Technology Center of Cerritos College.
College of Automotive Management (CAM)
Sales compliance and ethics have been more than buzzwords as of late. With the FTC and other regulatory agencies pursuing enforcement actions against dealers, it is more important than ever to create a culture of compliance in the front end of our dealerships.
The SMCDA has been looking at this issue for some time and is excited to announce a new partnership with the College of Automotive Management (CAM), which has made a name with its sales and F&I training programs. Now CAM is providing training online and is specializing in sales compliance and ethics. Through a negotiated relationship with CAM, we are able to provide SMCDA members a significant discount on both Sales and Compliance & Ethics programs.
Contact CAM directly regarding enrollment at 888-857-4411.
NADA University is the education and training arm of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). The organization equips dealer members and automotive professionals to enhance business performance in a complex and ever-changing industry.